ZMF headphones have been making some waves in the personal audio space with their bio-cellulose headphones, but their newest announcement moves the offering just a little closer to source. Today the company announced a new headphone amplifier called the Pendant ($2k) that sync’s up with the rest of their growing line of headphone wares.
The 3 Watts-into-8-ohm amplifier sports EL84 drivers tubes, 12au/t/x7 input stage, and 6CA4 rectifier tubes to bring the lovely sonics to your ears. For 300 ohm headphones there is a high-z 1/4″ jack where the total output still charges out a full 2.5 watts. Connectivity includes two SE analog inputs and even a pair for out to act as a preamp to add a little tube action to your desktop speaker setup. The exterior taps into that old school, classic DIY look that often reminds me of a little model city of glass, metal and fire.
Sticker price will set you back two large, however ZMF is offering a discount of $200 off full retail if you pre order. Pre order options run July 13th through August 12th with expected shipping for the first units at the end of August.
More info: http://www.zmfheadphones.com/ampsanddacs/zmf-pendant