CanJam at RMAF 2012: Ray Samuels Audio Intruder Balanced Portable Headphone Amp and DAC

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Ray Samuels Audio Intruder Balanced Portable Headphone Amp and DAC (~$699)
HiFiMAN's HE-6 planar magnetic headphone is notoriously hard to drive. Using it portably is simply out of the question...until now, it seems. Ray Samuels is just about to release his new balanced portable headphone amplifier, the "Intruder," which he claims is capable of driving the HE-6 to loud levels. If anyone can, it's Ray. He's well known for building amps that have lots of oomph for driving cans to very loud levels. I'm not a fan of listening too loud, but if you are, you should have a look at the amps in his line. Pick a set of feature you'd like to see, and I'm pretty sure you'll find one that will fit your requirements.

I'll let him fill you in on the details in the video below, but for further info check out the Intruder product page on the Ray Samuels web site, and the beginnings of an Intruder thread at Head-Fi.

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