Up for sale is my first run (serial 098) Liquid Carbon Headphone Amplifier. I've owned it since Nov 2015. I am giving it an 8/10 rating for it being used and a few small scratches on the bottom of the face and rear plate. Other than that the unit works perfectly. Only the amp is included. No power cord.
!!!!~Please note that I will pay for paypal or audiogon fees and free ground shipping to America. Canadian buyers will have to pay for half of the ground shipping costs~!!!
The Liquid Carbon is a limited-edition, community-inspired, and carefully-crafted distillation of our Cavalli Audio house sound.
The Liquid Carbon is a fully-discrete, fully-balanced, transportable solid-state headphone amplifier that is capable of driving all but the most demanding of headphones - delivering satisfying levels and offering superb driver control for exceptional detail and linearity.
It’s fully-balanced as well, on both its inputs and outputs. In fact, whether your DAC has balanced output or not - and chances are that it doesn’t - the Liquid Carbon accounts for that with phase splitters on its single-ended inputs, so that it can “generate” balanced input signals.
The Liquid Carbon also features adjustable gain (1X/3X), comprehensive input and output options, and ultra-low output impedance (~0.12 ohm balanced, ~0.08 ohm single-ended). All of the above combine to form something that is truly more than the sum of its parts… an affordable end game headphone amplifier.
First released in 2015 as a “thank you” to headphone enthusiasts who have supported Cavalli Audio throughout the years, our Liquid Carbon instantly became a much-sought-after collectible due to its stellar performance and inherent scarcity (only 500 units were released).
Gain: 1X (0db) and 3X (10db), hot switchable from front panel to adjust for different headphones Maximum Power: ~1.5W into 50R Inputs: 1 x XLR (Bal); 1 x RCA; 1 x 3.5mm - front panel selectable; RCA and 3.5mm are the same input. Outputs: 1 x 4-Pin XLR; 1 x TRS, 1 x RSA. THD: 0.004% at 1kHz/500mW (4VRMS) into 32 ohms (resistive) Input Impedance: ~10k Output Impedance: ~0.12 ohm balanced, ~0.08 ohm single-ended Size: 5" (W) x 7" (D) x 1.75" (H);12.7 cm (W) x 17.8 cm (D) x 4.5 cm (H) Weight: 1 lb, 7 oz (0.7kg)