Impressions: Neurochrome HP-1

This is the premier amp from Neurochrome, run by Tom Christiansen. In conversation, he claimed the clarity was his claim to fame, and I think the clarity of this amp will earn him a whole lot of fame in the future.


Frankly, I'm not sure that I could be more impressed by this amp. Admittedly, I'd hope so at a price point of $1250, but even at that price, I was still a little bit in awe. For those who haven't been made aware of this amplifier, it boasts incredibly low distortion ratings: as low as .000017% THD at 200 mW and 600 Ω. I expected this to manifest as a minimal difference when compared to other amps, but I couldn't have been more wrong, excuse the sensationalism.

I had a few issues getting this amp to work properly, but they were all on my end. Tom worked diligently to help me resolve those issues, and the amp itself was not at fault in any capacity. Once we got it working properly, though, I experienced a level of clarity and detail that I previously had not, bar any other amp I've ever listened to. The best way I can put it is that this amp has, by comparison, put a veil (to varying degrees) over everything I've listened to. This isn't to say that it has ruined other amps for me, but there is a significant difference in clarity and truth-to-source between this and pretty much everything else.


I am very grateful that Tom was willing to send this to me, and will continue to listen to it before posting a full review.


This product was provided to me for review by Neurochrome. I am not being paid by anyone to write this review, to endorse the product reviewed, or for the content that I put in the review.

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