Monolith Liquid Platinum Headphone Amp Review – Legendary or ordinary?

A review of the Monolith Liquid Platinum hybrid tube amplifier designed with Alex Cavalli. The review includes the benefits of tube rolling and some comparisons to other amps such as the Burson Soloist 3X and Auris Audio Euterpe. More info…

Monolith Liquid Platinum Headphone Amp Review - Legendary or ordinary?

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A review of the Monolith Liquid Platinum hybrid tube amplifier designed with Alex Cavalli. The review includes the benefits of tube rolling and some comparisons to other amps such as the Burson Soloist 3X and Auris Audio Euterpe. More info here: https://amzn.to/393pA0E

00:00 Introduction
01:26 Design and features
01:47 Glamour video
03:54 Power and volume
06:06 Volumes by headphone
08:08 Balanced vs SE output quality
08:56 Sound quality
10:40 Tube rolling
12:33 Vs Burson Soloist 3X
13:26 Vs Auris Euterpe
14:25 Final conclusions

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