Multi-Function Headphone Tube Pre-Amplifer/Buffer

High Performance Multi-Function Headphone Tube Pre Amplifier/Buffer at Affordable Price


Passive Pre Amplifier/Buffer

UK Made – Tisbury Audio mini Passive Preamplifier (new arrival)

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A simple line controller with audiophile acclaimed sound quality. Use it to switch between multiple sources, connect multiple amps, control active speakers or add outputs for a subwoofer, headphone amp or just about any line-level device.

Key feature:

  • SMD Stepped Attenuator (1% tolerance thin film SMD resistors, ±0.25 dB channel balance at all levels, gold plated contacts)
  • New Look, More Inputs and Outputs (3 inputs, 2 configurable outputs)
  • Selectable Fixed Attenuation (0 dB, -10 dB, -20 dB. Set by switches on base)
  • Configurable Outputs (Variable – level set by volume control and Variable or Loop. Set by switches on base)
  • Input Impedance: 10 kOhms
  • Output Impedance (at full volume): 0 Ohms
  • Power Supply: None (it’s passive!)
  • Handmade in UK (Handmade American black walnut facia and anodised aluminium body, laser engraved markings)

Selling at  $299

Popularity – 🙂 🙂 🙂

See the Review here


MiriDIY B5 Tube Buffer

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Transform your CD player to be a Tube CD player! Transform your DAC to be a Tube DAC! Give the extra warmness to the sounding. Affordable Tube buffer and Fun to play!

Connection : CD / DAC / other audio source -> B5 Buffer – > Amplifier

B5 tube buffer gain is approximately equal to 0dB.
It has very low distortion , so that your system has a very clean sound and better dynamic range
Can effectively filter out the remaining digital audio signal and give comfortable smooth sweet and mellow warm sounding

a) Changeable with series for 6DJ8/6922/ECC88/6N11/6N23P (plug and play);
b) 12 series for ECC82/12AU7/12AT7/6N4 (with changing of jumper and need professional equipment to adjust the voltage if change to 12 series)

Selling at  $145 (with standard EH6922 Tube,   $160 (with Gold EH6922 tube)

Popularity – 🙂 🙂


Active Pre Amplifier

Musical Paradise MP-D2 MK2 (Latest Arrival New model)

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We are excited to announce Musical Paradise MP-D2 MK2 DAC. The first DAC in the world supports user changeable DAC modules. At this moment, it can support AK4490 and AK4497 DAC modules. ES9038Pro DAC modules will be available soon in September 2017. Since MP-D2 MK2 is a future proof modular design DAC, we will continuously develop more new DAC modules in the future. In addition, MP-D2 MK2 has built-in headphone amplifier. It can drive low sensitivity and high impedance headphones quite well, such as AKG K701 and Sennheiser HD650.

Musical Paradise fans around the world were anticipating MP-D2 for a long time. We put in our best effort to pursuit the excellence of MP-D2. The moment you listen to MP-D2, you know you have never experienced anything like it. With native DSD support, it brings you the most high definition listening journey in a powerfully vivid way. Take a deeper look, you will find more innovation.

Highlight:

  • 4 pre-amp tubes + 1 rectifier tube, 4 capacitors with detachable design, allow you to roll the tubes and caps for better sound quality.
  • It also supports DSD (support PCM 44.1kHz-768kHz, DSD 64-256.) natively and fully balanced XLR output to release the potential of your HiFi set up.
  • 2 pieces of modular AK4490 / AK4497 / ES9038Pro (1 pieces for each channel) which is strong at both musical and technical part.
  • Pre-amp RCA output, can connect with power amplifier directly.

Tube Rolling
– Signal tubes – 6.3V series: 6N11 (stock), 6H6, 6H30, E88CC, 6922, 6DJ8.
                               12.6V series: 12AU7, 12BH7, E80CC.
– Rectifier tubes – 6.3V series: 6Z5P (stock), 6X5.
                                   5V series: 5R4, 5AR4, 5U4G, 5Y3, GZ34

Selling at
– $1350 (AK4490)
– $1650 (AK4497)
– $1850 (ES9038pro)

Popularity – 🙂 🙂


Musical Paradise MP-701 – 6SN7 Tubes Pre-Amplifier (Latest Arrival New model)

MP-701a

Musical Paradise offer this new MP-701 6SN7 tubes  pre- amplifier as an add-on upgrade to their existing product range. It can work with existing Musical Paradise integrated amps and the new flagship MP-702 mono blocks power amps. MP-701 help to improves sonic details, dynamic and imaging.

Highlight:
– Remote: IR Volume Remote Control
– 3X RCA input, 2X RCA output

Roll-able tubes and capacitors:
a) Tubes: 4 x 6SN7
                    1 x 6Z5P (Stock 6.3V Rectifier), 1 x 5AR4 (Optional 5V Rectifier)

b) Coupling Capacitors: 2x Obbligato Gold 0.33uF (User Changeable)
                                                 2x Obbligato Gold 2.2uF (User Changeable)

Selling at $799

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AIBBC TA-100 – Tubes Sabre 9018 DAC/Pre-amp/headphone amp/Bluetooth 4.0 (new arrival)

AIBCC TA-100 Tube Sabre DAC Pre-amp

TA-100 is a very complete ES9018S advanced decoder with XMOS (U8) + Headphone Amp + Bluetooth 4.0 (CSR BC8670) + Preamp Output. Having the highest level of decoding with built-in XMOS USB (U8) to support DSD hardware solution, using high end grade ops amp on amplifying circuit, the latest Bluetooth 4.0 CSR BC8670 programs to support lossless transmission APTX (I2S input receiving a digital signal decoding after ESS9018 preamp output) and a unique patented technology on tube hybrid system with full discrete between the core elements and the pre-amplifier circuit output.

TA-100 (Standard version) is using IPF MUSES8820 + IV MUSE8920 ops amp and pairing with Psvane 12AT7

TA-100 (Premium version) is using IPF MUSES8820 + IV MUSE8920 ops amp and pairing with Psvane (贵族之声T系列典藏版) 12AT7-TII gold tubes

Function:

  • DAC chip ES9018S, having 32BIT HyperstreamTM DAC patent structure, and the time domain jitter removal, as well as having a 135dB dynamic range and distortion of -120dB, the industry’s highest level of performance for today. TA-100 has fully utilize the function of this chip, to satisfy the most demanding audiophiles.
  • COAXIAL input straight into ES9018S decoding, support for external high quality digital audio.
  • USB digital interface XMOS (U8) with the industry’s highest level of 32BIT / 384KHZ ES9018S DAC decoder IC design, support DSD hardware solution, XMOS U8 decode the benefits of integration and DAC built-in USB digital interface is the shortest distance to get the best transmission sound quality.
  • The machine supports Bluetooth playback, with the highest levels of CSR8670 audio-specific Bluetooth chip, CSR8670 is the industry supports digital output of a high-quality 4.0 Bluetooth chip, the signal straight into ES9018S decoding, and support for APTX lossless transmission, powerful, excellent sound quality.
  • Input Select: CD / AUX / BT / USB / COAXIAL five audio input selections.
  • Output options: Headphone output / can control volume preamp outputs (balanced and unbalanced RCA outputs).
  • Fully discrete power amplifier configuration of high-fidelity headphone amplifier design, strong thrust, rear gain switch, 8-1000Ω impedance completely adapted.

Selling at $499 (standard version),   $599 (premium version )

Upgrade Linear PSU is available here

See the Review Here

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SENSE G1 –  Pre-Amp/DAC/Headphone Amplifier

Sense G1 Tube PreAmp/DAC

A very Versatile mini Tube Pre-Amp/Headphone Amp with up to Coax/Optical/USB DAC function. Using pcm5102 decoder chip and many foreign crew were using this chip. USB input part of the upgrade is asynchronous 192KHz / 32bit receiver chip CM6631A, to facilitate access to other digital devices , increase fiber and coaxial digital inputs, retained line input and output analog signals, so can also be used as a STANDALONE DAC (For Headphone only) or Pre-Amp use.

  • Class A Hybrid, Tube(preamp) + VMOS  (power Field Effect Transistor chip)
  • OPT, COAX, USB, AUX  input
  • AUX as Pre-Amp or DAC
  • USB using CM6631A, DAC using PCM5102
  • USB Support mobile OTG for Android 4.3 and above
  • Tube use – Beijing’s 2P2J 
  • Headphone amp slot 6.35mm and can support  impedance range :32-300 ohm
  • Support up to 196kHz
  • Support 16bit-32bit

Supports tube rolling (changeable with 1S4 /3S4 / DL92 / CV820 / 2P2 / 2N2N). Upgrade Tubes are available here

Selling at  $200 (Note: Power cord is not included)

Popularity – 🙂 🙂


Racoon SG-300 – Pre-Amp/Headphone Amp/USB Dac

This is a Tube Pre-amp with USB DAC + Headphone Amp. Naiting sweet sound all thanks to the high quality PSVANE tube. Thick solid low-frequency, low-frequency powerful. Beside using as headphone amp, it a prefect match with the mini power amp Miu Audio MKP-1 as well as to all other mini integrated amplifier of your choice. Pre-amp helps to give extra gain to the power of your amplifier should you think their power is not enough.

  • Using CS4398 DAC,  TI TPA6120A2 (headphone amp)
  • USB, AUX  input
  • Tube pre-output
  • Tube use – Premium GOLD PSVANE 12AT7-T II (贵族之声)
  • 2 headphone amp slot (6.25mm/3.5mm) and can support  impedance range :8-1000 ohm
  • Support 32kHz-96kHz
  • Support 16bit-24bit

Supports tube rolling (12AT7, ECC81, 6201, GT-12AT7, 6C22D etc. etc. )

Selling at  $195

Currently available in Black / White

(FREE adapter – US to EU Pin plug for Local customer)

Popularity – 🙂 🙂 🙂


Miu Audio MKTP-1 – mini Pre-amp with Headphone amp

Tubed preamplifier with headphone amplifier. With its fashionable iridescent color design and very small dimensions, the MKTP-1 is one of the world’s smallest and most beautiful pre-amplifiers! It a prefect match with the mini power amp Miu Audio MKP-1 as well as to all other mini integrated amplifier of your choice. Pre-amp helps to give extra gain to the power of your amplifier should you think their power is not enough

  • Only 65mm x 25mm x 98mm.
  • Front panel jacks for headphones and iPod/iPhone/MP3 inputs.
  • Rear panel connections for power amplifiers, as well as rear panel line level input for CD.
  • Ideal complement for headphones, iPods, MP3 players and more. Can be used with powered speakers for a complete system. Perfect for obtaining better sound from your PC.
  • Spectacular audio performance!
  • using 6922EH Pre-amp Tube

*Supports opamp rolling
*Supports two major tube series:
(1) 6DJ8, 6922, 6N11, 6H23n, ECC88, E88CC, etc., and
(2) 12AU7, 5963, 5814, ECC82, etc

Selling at  $160

Currently available in Orange / Blue

Popularity – 🙂

Product Review: http://www.head-fi.org/products/miu-audio-mktp-1-hybrid-headphone-amplifier/reviews/10779


Miridiy G3 – Class A Hybrid Headphone/Pre-amp

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Miridiy Class A Hybrid Headphone/Pre-Amplifier
It is a high value and cute headphone amplifier hook up to your PC / Mp3 /MP4/ ipod / any stereo device. You can have a  powerful, dynamic and sweet TUBE SOUND from your headphone ! You’ll be astounded at the improvement in sound quality, dynamic range, meticulous transparency, completely demonstrate its high performance and analytical ability, it can also connect with power amplifier such as a high performance pre amplifier to improve your Hi Fi system.

It a prefect match with the mini power amp Miu Audio MKP-1 as well as to all other mini integrated amplifier of your choice. Pre-amp helps to give extra gain to the power of your amplifier should you think their power is not enough

Pure Class A  Headphone Amplifier & Pre Amplifier
Hybrid ! Valve & MOS-FET in Use!!
Without any OP amp IC inside!!!
Audiophile Performance Design Absolutely!!!

G3, it has improve from last version which was OEM to Indeed-Hi Fi (G2 Valve Class A Hybrid Headphone/Pre-Amplifier). And alot of copy and similar product following them, so they are also keep a distance with our technical skill.We have modified to generation III now, so that we call it G3.

Easy to change the tubes with jumper on PCB (bias adjust is necessary), 6 series for 6DJ8/6922/ECC88/6N11/6N23P; 12 series for ECC82/12AU7/12AT7/6N4……

Selling at  $150 (standard EH6922 tube),   $165 (with Gold EH6922 tube)

Popularity – 🙂

2 thoughts on “Multi-Function Headphone Tube Pre-Amplifer/Buffer

  1. i have been looking around for a suitable headphone amp for my Lcdx and d7100, have tried a few amp in the $k range but feel that cannot bring out the best of both headphones. The sound is kind of flat and lack of dynamic.
    . Saw this ta_100 by chance and read quite a few chinese review . so decide to give a try as pricing is not too high and functions are what i am looking for. so i just bought one without any audition. man. i am totally amazed when i start playing cai qin and beyond cd. The emotion just flows in very naturally and the drum bits are so real . only minor issue is the amp runs hot after an hour of use, but i guess it is normal for tube amp to get hot anyway.
    IMHO, i have bought another value for money item from Ryan.
    I will be back for more good stuff.

  2. Bought this one and this is my review : AIBBC TA-100
    Pairing with Windows 10 Foobar, ASIO+DSD to HD800S and P9 Signature

    Build quality : Superb, with a suprisingly good power supply, strong case and futuristic design. This is the first amp i bought without the inbalance low volume issue. Even at lower volume, the balance a very good.

    Sound quality : Excellent

    wide soundstage, mellow sweet tube mid and somehow tame down the 800S treble nicely. right out of box it sound very nice. With 48 hours burn in, I have no complaint with the sound quality. Everything sound magic, even low quality sould track from itune music sound good too:). It manage to push the 800s to pretty loud volume at slightly more than quarter volume level. It definitely have sufficient omph to drive 300ohm headphone. Zero background noise!

    With the P9 signature, the bass still remain authoritative deep, with a better sound stage and clarity compare to my Zero DAC.

    At the cost, it is really a good buy. Gonna try out the bluetooth paring soon.

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