Ifi Audio is a special brand for me. Back in the days, I had the chance to make a trip to Hong-Kong for a business trip. The first day I went for the HKTDC, one of the biggest tech fairs, and the first stand I saw was… iFi Audio ! They were displaying the first generation of iCan and a set of products from AMR, the big venture at the origin of iFi Audio.
Way back on what now is page 11 of Headfonia’s Nathan compendium is tiny amp with big balls. It’s the Portaphile Micro, Cesar Aguilera’s smallest, customisable amp. Micro is the size of a Vorzüge VORZamp, but thanks to a smaller feature set, it is easier to use. It’s also a lot more roughly hewn: plating is goopier, while striking the milled logo shows hard edges, as does the rounded corners of the front and rear plates.… Read the full article