Metaxas Marquis Headphone Amplifier
What to say about this grim visage - this bit of HiFi-skullduggery? It's a world-class headphone amplifier masquerading as a reminder of your own mortality, that doubles as the most badass headphone stand ever, and hides a truly jaw-dropping preamplifier to round it out.
Also... Just *look at it*. Holy crap. Buy it already. RETAIL: $6,750.
$4,999 FLOOR SAMPLE (in black)
The MARQUIS borrows from over 25 years of concert recording
experience with serious headphone monitoring to produce an
amplifier with unparalleled transparency and effortless realism.
Like all Metaxas & Sins amplifiers, the CNC-machined “head block”
can be meticulously finished in a choice of 10 aluminum colors, or
automotive painted finishes.
As well as a dedicated headphone amplifier and headphone stand,
the MARQUIS also can be used as a minimalist preamplifier with a
choice of 2 line-level inputs [RCA connectors] and a set of RCA
outputs to connect to a power amplifier to drive a pair of speakers.
The solid CNC-machined base encloses the power supply to keep all
stray RFI and noise from the delicate low-level signal stages, but also
can be offered with optional “battery-pack” so that you can use the
Marquis for over 5 hours before needing a recharge.
FREQUENCY RESPONSE : DC - 5.0MHz (-3dB)
VOLTAGE OUTPUT: 15VRMS per channel into 50 Ohms with no more
than 0.05% T.H.D.
SLEW RATE : Greater than 1000V/us small and large signal
T.H.D. : Less than 0.05% 20Hz-20KHz
I.M.D.(S.M.P.T.E.) : Less than 0.05%
SIGNAL/NOISE : -117DBV unweighed input shorted
INPUT IMPEDANCE : 100kOhms