CES 2013: Audio Plus Services, Micromega, and Pathos

I've known John Bevier for 20 years from back when he worked at Sennheiser. It's always a treat to spend a bit of time with him. He works for Audio Plus Services now, a company that distributes many fine high-end audio products from overseas makers.

John drew my attention to a couple of items in the room, first was a pair of products from French manufacturer Micromega: the MyZik headphone amplifier ($299) and the 24/192 USB capable MyDAC ($399). These two products have matching ABS plastic enclosures and are well suited for desktop applications. The "My Range" of matching enclosure products will, in future, also include an integrated power amp, a phono stage, and a wireless media streamer.

Also in the room was the new Aurium headphone amplifier ($1349) from Italian maker Pathos. This is a very sexy looking hybrid headphone amp has a tube input stage and a zero-feedback MOSFET output stage. While very minimalist and fashionable from the front, the rear panel is sure to bring a smile to any geeks face. Bristling with connectors and knobs it includes: one balanced and three unbalanced inputs; balanced and unbalanced tape outputs; a balance control (something headphone amps rarely have), and a continuously variable gain control. Very nice!

COMMENTS
Willakan's picture

Who is Robert "Hartley"...:D?

John Grandberg's picture

Good catch - I missed that. It's a common mistake that I often see made, right up there with Tyll "Herstens". 

Seth195208's picture

  Out of curiosity, I checked a post I made a while back on the "DIY AUDIO" website. Sure enough,  I made the "Herstens" error while describing my BG Neo 3 headphone experiment .Hah!

http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/planars-exotics/211740-bg-neo-3-headphone...

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LeoBarrett's picture

John has very good knowledge on audio electronics and he has created some very good audio devices which has created brand image for him. The devices what he has design by his own we can know them by visiting assignment help blog in which he keeps all his designs and he even sells them through this website only.

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