I just ordered the Corda Arietta from Jan Meier himself, from Germany.
Corda Arietta, designed in Germany by Jan Meier, is also made in Germany.
Here’s what he said in the email:
> I would like to place an order on Arietta.
Fine, the amplifier is on stock and I made you a reservation.
ARIETTA + shipping = EUR 170,- or USD 225,-The amp will be shipped as soon as your payment has been
received. You will be notified.
Nice. The Arietta is said to pair perfectly with DT880 and is also decent for K701, not great for HD650 though. Soon these two headphones will show their true power and I will be in heaven.
Don’t let its look fool you! To reduce cost, this amp doesn’t emphasize on the look but instead focuses on sound!
Jan has just shipped the item!
Your payment has been received, thanks!
Amp will be shipped within the next few hours. Delivery by
regular postal services to the USA normally takes around 10
days. Please send me a note as soon as the parcel has arrived.
The CORDA ARIETTA is a small budget-amp with a big sound. It has a detailed and natural sound. There is a touch of warmth that makes this amp slightly forgiving. A very nice entry amp for a really nice price!
Maximum amplification factor 3.0 (+ 10 dB)
Maximum output voltage 13V
Maximum peak output current 250 mA
Crossfeed filter (stereo, low)
Gold-plated input jacks.
Silver plated headphone jack (Neutrik).
Silver plated heavy duty switch.
Alps Blue Potentiometer.
3.2 Watts toroidal transformer.
110V and 220V selectable.
Power uptake 2 Watts
Built-in groundloop breaker.
Low impedance electrolytic buffer capacitors.
Total Buffer capacity 28.000 uF.
Ceramic bypass capacitors in the power supply.
Polystyrol and polypropylen capacitors in the signal path.
Metalfilm resistors in the signal path.
Double sided PCB.
LM6171 opamps biased into class-A.
BUF634 buffer amplifiers at each output channel.
Star-ground and ultra short signal paths.
Signal paths and signal path components at the bottom side of the PCB for maximal shielding.
Sturdy aluminium enclosure.
Weight: 0.8 kg.
Size: 18.0 x 10.7 x 6.1 cm.