EVS 1200 amplifier
7-14-2019 : I have done 9 more mods to the IceEdge molule and added 2 Dark Matter Technologies Cubes to the amp. The sound is really amazing. If you live in the bay area and want to hear my amp let me know. I can bring it to your house. Now available for sale...taking orders!
Well, Icepower is no longer with B&O and they have developed a new class D amplifier chip set called IceEdge. This was in development for years. A little over a year ago they released the first amp modules with this technology.....the 1200AS1 (mono module) and the 1200AS (stereo module). These new Icepower amp modules are way, way better sounding than any of the earlier Icepower modules. I am proud to offer amplifiers using these modules utilizing all my 40 plus years of tweaking knowledge for people to enjoy.
These amps are produced one at a time by me. I am able to hand make 2 amps per week. There are two different balanced input only models. The dual mono stereo amp has two mono modules in it and costs $2200 (plus shipping). The second amp are mono blocks and cost $2900 for the pair (plus shipping). There is no real advantage to the mono blocks unless you need them (already set up and have short speaker wires). The power supply is built into each amp module and they are 3 inches apart in the dual mono stereo amp so the only thing in common is the IEC inlet (separate wires going to each module). However, I have an option to have two IECs on the dual mono stereo amp so that you could use two power cords (better sound if you have a dedicated line for each channel).
Here are some of the specs of the amps:
The beyond specs features:
Everything I do above makes a sonic improvement.
The stock feet are the same EAR feet used by many companies, including Audio Research, but they are just OK. I am offering the best Mad Scientist footers as an option for $300 and will be listening to some other feet soon....stay tuned.
The option for two power cords on the dual mono stereo amp is $60 extra. If you get this option you always have to use two power cords.
The amps are sold with a 30 day (in house) money back guarantee.....in fact, if you do send them back I will also pay for your original shipping to you....so you only lose the shipping back....I lose way over $100 in fees and shipping if you send it back. I only want happy customers. The amps will come with a pair of 8 ohm power resistors so you can burn in the amps all day and night so after a couple of weeks you will have over 300 hours on it. I want to make sure you hear the amps burned in. The amps have a 3 year transferable warrantee.
I A/Bed my mono amps versus a well known amp using these modules (also run as monos and having super connectors and wires) and my amp was in another league. I will be doing more A/Bs at peoples homes here locally in the next week or so and feedback will start to come in here.
I am taking orders now . Call me to discuss payment and delivery time. 831-600-7102 Note: For now, these amps are only being sold in the US and Canada. Later this year I may ship them overseas, but if I do, you would have to pay shipping both ways if you returned it.
See this page for differences between my amp and the Mivera SE amps (that use the stereo module)
See this page for differences between my amp and the Nord IceEdge amp (also with one stereo module).
7-3-2019: Here is a pic of the back of the first production stereo amp. The Bottom Furutech IEC inlet is the one to use ...the other one is just a hole filler (to be changed to a Furutech inlet if you get the version with two power cords). Does not have the speaker wires installed. Note: Amps are now balanced input only. The rca jacks you see below will not be installed. Newer pic coming soon.
Crude pics of prototype. The finishd chassis will have: EVS1200 engraved on the front. Just got a new camera and will take some time to learn how to take some good pics. Basic black box with thick face plate..
Big pic below showing binding post bypass system in all its glory. Note, amps are now balanced input only. The rca jacks on the input that is in the pic below will not be installed. Also notice the knurled washer on the binding post nut that does not spin when you turn the nut.....very cool. I will post another pic without rca jack soon.
Pic below showing some of the inside of amp. Yes, hand made, for sure. Amps mounted on copper foil.....constrained layer damping everywhere, hand made wires, multiple wires soldered directly to Furutech inlet, etc. Black felt is covering mods to protect the innocent....he he.
Pic below shows position of one of the DMT cubes mounted next to the amp module underneath the ground wire.
Pic below shows the mounting putty for the DMT cube in the correct position and the cube above it not mounted on it.
Pic below shows the second DMT Cube mounted on top of the mounting putty. You do not want the Cubes to touch the amp module.
8-31-2019: The first batch of amps are sold and the feedback is great. I will have links to reviews here as they appear. Now taking orders for the second batch. We have streamlined the assembly and the amps will go out as scheduled.
EVS 1200 amp is discontinued.