OK, after watching from the sidelines for a long time, we have finally decided to enter the game, with Damon Coffman of Coffman Labs as circuit designer of this first all-tube offering!
3W+ into 32 ohms, proven capable of driving ALL of the most difficult loads, including The Abyss and HiFi Man headphones most recently at RMAF 2015.
I am working on the final chassis design and overall aesthetics, but here are the design constants:
(2)6922 driver tubes; (4)12B4 output tubes in PP, zero negative feedback. SS voltage rectification.
Hand wound output transformers and phase splitting reactors! All Made In The USA!
Mini, 1/4" and XLR balanced outputs.
Target price ~$3K.
This will strictly be an amplifier, no built-in DAC. We may also offer speaker outs for driving efficient desktop speakers. I found that the prototype actually sounded quite nice driving my 97dB Daedalus speakers, to the limits of the amp's 3W power rating. It couldn't ROCK my large show room, but at moderate levels, sounded incredible! Certainly enough power for most desktop speakers.
We will be interested in a LIMITED number of BETA TESTERS! IF interested, please let me know and get one our list!
Any feedback and input based on the above is welcome!