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Spy-worthy gadget for mobile audiophile connoisseurs ushers in a new era of pure sound, sophistication and power

LOS ANGELES – June 12, 2012 – V-MODA, the maker of critically-acclaimed and award-winning headphones including the Crossfade M-80 and LP-Class lines, introduces a novel accessory for the modern audio connoisseur with VAMP, a precision headphone amplifier made in Japan that combines a dedicated 150mW x 2 Hi-FI amplifier, DAC (Digital-to-Analog convertor), optical audio output and 2200mAh battery all integrated into a solid metal casing for the iPhone 4/4S.

“I have dubbed the last decade of sacrificing pure high-fidelity sound for the sake of mobile digital convenience as ‘The Great Compression’. V-MODA’s VAMP is a flashback to our passion and roots in  the analog and solid equipment days of hi-fi.” says Val Kolton, Chief Visionary Officer and Founder of V-MODA. “VAMP is a statement that you march to your own drum and appreciate sophisticated sound and style.  People always criticize the quality loss in the analog-to-digital  conversion but few consider the advantages of reversing the process. VAMP unleashes the full potential of your music with vibrant, pure, powerful sound for both power-hungry and small headphones.”

VAMP’s audiophile-grade, high fidelity DAC processor extracts the digital signal of the iPhone to bypass the iPhone’s internal DAC. VAMP’s 150mW x 2 amplifier is five times more powerful than the iPhone’s amplifier and provides up to 8 hours of playback. VAMP’s rotary volume knob allows you to finely adjust the volume and its hi/lo gain switch adjusts the output level.

The VAMP features two new audio processing modes for the most  discerning audiophile. The PURE mode processes audio in the truest of forms while the VQ (V-MODA eQualizer) mode adds a slight spatial 3D soundstage, tightened bass and increased treble attack that invigorates an all-around sensory experience.

The AMP/DAC is seamlessly integrated into a beautifully sleek, aircraft-grade brushed metal that is designed to pay homage to the grooves in a vinyl record. The shock absorbing silicone protects your  iPhone and allows for quick removal. The 2200 mAh lithium-ion battery  can be used as a backup power source for the iPhone 4/4S, virtually  doubling its battery life. Another unique feature is an Optical audio  output that allows you to connect VAMP to your A/V receiver or DJ mixer  via Toslink or SPDIF optical audio, transforming the iPhone into a Hi-Fi  grade audio source that can be used a lifetime after the phone function  is retired.

Specifications

  • Made in Japan
  • Power: 150 + 150mW @ 32 Ohms
  • Battery: 2200mAh Lithium-Ion w/ overcharge protection circuit
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: > 95dB
  • Headphone Resistance Compatibility: > 16 Ohms
  • Smartphone Compatibility: iPhone 4/4S
  • Warranty: One year V-MODA premier warranty
  • Accessories: USB Cable
  • Weight: 135g

VAMP is available immediately at V-MODA.com/VAMP and  Amazon.com for $650. It is also available at the finest boutiques  across the world including Collette in Paris. $50 from each sale at  V-MODA.com will go to the InTheLoop Foundation, a non-profit entity  dedicated to educate and promote the practice of “safe sound.” For more information images and videos, visit V-MODA.com and facebook.com/VMODA.

ABOUT V-MODA
V-MODA is the maker of the finest professional quality and modern  audiophile products finely crafted from timeless materials. Defined by a  vision to create the world’s first vertical sound chain, V-MODA’s  lineup embodies an extreme passion for music, materials, fashion-forward  design and unparalleled quality. Led by professional DJ and Chief  Visionary Officer, Val Kolton, V-MODA products blend the inspiration of  Italian design, the essence of music, and the charisma of Hollywood.  Together with design extraordinaire Joseph Bucknall, the world’s most  influential producers, musicians and DJs, V-MODA is constantly  challenging the norm and forging the audio renaissance.

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