For your consideration the Melos SHA-1 Gold Headphone amplifier.
Works well as a pre/amp as well.
All source I/O tested and work well. Headphone jack works as well.
Only One owner - bought in Aug 95. Sent to Melos Audio Restoration in May 2002 for Reference update. Recently retubed with Slyvania 6922's.
This qualifies for a Audiogon Rating of 7/10 (Good 2-3 Minor Scratches, used but well cared for) The golden knobs look wonderful and show little to no fade, the black does some slight fade. Never rack mounted. Light on Balanced meter does not work. Cosmetically it has some scratches but none that are significant other than at the top.
Remote works great.
"Melos has a real winner in the SHA-Gold. As a line-stage preamplifier, it is at the very top of the heap. $2000 should, and can, buy a lot of preamplifier—there's awfully fierce competition at that price point. The Melos belongs on any preamp shopper's short-list. But if you listen to headphones and you need a reference-level preamp, I can't think of another choice: It stands alone—way out front."
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Hanson Audio Video LLC
3140 Far Hills Ave.
Kettering, OH 45429