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Continental v5 portable headphone amplifier: features a replaceable valve

The Continental v5, present in a machined aluminium chassis, is one of ALO’s smallest portable amplifiers, able to handle a full range of earphones and headphones in its dedicated singled ended mode.


The unit provides a 20 second mute circuit for a valve warm-up: a blue led shines during warm up.

ALO says that the, “…low noise floor is specially tailored for the most sensitive IEMs…” while the, “…high gain setting provides all the power you need to drive the most demanding headphones on the market.” That includes the HiFi Man HE-1000, Sennheiser HD-800 and Audeze’s LCD line-up.


You can plug directly in the CV5 from the Line Out of your chosen portable device which will then access the internal NOS 6111 valve  (the valve is replaceable) and Rx Solid State amplifier design.


Featuring an eight-hour playback time and a four hour charge time, the v5 is priced at $699 and is out in October.


For more information, click www.aloaudio.com

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    Dewayne Niskanen
    9th October 2016 at 11:31 am

    The words in your content seem to be running off the screen in Opera. I’m not sure if this is a format issue or something to do with web browser compatibility but I thought I’d post to let you know. The design and style look great though! Hope you get the issue resolved soon. Many thanks

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      Paul Rigby
      9th October 2016 at 4:03 pm

      Thank you for your kind words Dewayne and thanks too of the heads-up. I’ll check it out ASAP. Are you using a computer [PC? Mac?] or a phone [which one?] The more info I have, the quicker I can sort it. Thanks.

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      Paul Rigby
      9th October 2016 at 4:06 pm

      Hmmm, just installed Opera on my MacBook and the site is fine. I wonder if it’s an Opera issue or a device issue?

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