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Mainline Sale
« on: January 04, 2019, 12:51:31 pm »
Our top line headphone amp kit is on sale starting today through next Sunday! You can save $250 off the regular price of $1299. Mainline has earned a reputation as a very refined sounding "end game amp" for a lot of users of reference headphones like the Sennheiser HDXXX series, Audeze, HiFiMan, etc.
Output power is about 600mW. Input impedance is 25Kohms minimum. Gain is around 12dB into 32 ohm headphones at the low impedance output setting. We have used the amp with everything from low impedance Grados to high impedance Sennheisers and even power hungry Audeze phones. They all sound great. Mainline has both single ended TRS and balanced four pin XLR outputs, there are two sets of input jacks, and it uses the same exceptional stepped attenuator design as our top line preamplifier.
 
These kits will be made to order and shipment will begin about four weeks from the end of the sale.

https://bottlehead.com/?product=mainline-headphone-amplifier-kit
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Re: Mainline Sale - new streamlined order process
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2019, 12:45:33 pm »
We have decided to implement a new program we have been working on for the past month or two, with this Mainline sale. Starting in 2019 we are going to switch over to offering these higher end kits in specific pre order windows that are three weeks long. We feel that we can reduce the wait time considerably with this program, based upon our experience with offering the Jäger speaker kit in this way. It is most likely that a kit will be available for pre order twice a year once it rolls over into this program.

This Mainline sale is the inaugural test of the program, and as added incentive we have decided to offer the special $250 off pricing. So once this three week pre order period is over (I have extended the sale for an extra week, to January 20th) Mainline will be out of stock until somewhere around June, while we will cycle on to an order window for the BeePre kit, then S.E.X kit, and so on until we cover all kits except Crack and all upgrade kits (which will be available year around). So if you want a Mainline order it by next Sunday, or prepare to wait until summer for the next opportunity. It will take around 5 to 6 months to get all of the kits onto this order cycle, and each kit will be available in the old way - just by ordering whenever and waiting 4 to 6 weeks - up until it is scheduled into the new order window program.

Sounds a bit confusing, I know. But we plan to have a place on each product page where you can sign up for notification of an upcoming pre order period, and of course we will also announce these order windows on the forum, in the newsletter, and on social media.
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Re: Mainline Sale
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2019, 09:08:14 am »
Just a reminder that this pre order sale ends on Sunday, and that the Mainline kit will not be available to order again until summer.
Dan "Doc B." Schmalle
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Bottlehead Corp.