The Gilmore Lite mk2 is a miniaturized version of Kevin Gilmore’s discrete dynamic headphone circuit. It represents a modern purist’s approach to dynamic headphone amplification, and is as close as possible to the holy grail of headphone amplification: a “wire with gain.” This celebrated Class A design includes matched new old stock (NOS) Toshiba JFETs in the input stage. Plus, it’s been upgraded with a more powerful, extremely low-noise, thermally-managed output, derived from the flagship GS-X mk2. This amplifier is appropriate for both low- and high-impedance dynamic headphones at low and high sensitivities. The chassis is laser-engraved with lettering in a warm bronze tone, and the case features precision machining, a finely textured matte black finish, and a hand-polished black anodized volume knob. Shipping with a worldwide compatible power supply, this run of the Lite mk2 can be bolstered with a dedicated power supply for even purer sound quality.
Note: All units come with switching power supply and a US Plug. As of early 2019, the Gilmore Lite Mk2 now ships with a worldwide compatible power supply (100 - 240 VAC, 50 - 60 Hz).
At checkout, add a dedicated power supply for $249 to increase sound quality.
Estimated ship date is Nov 22, 2021 PT.
Payment will be collected at checkout. After this product run ends, orders will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all orders final.