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The National

Regular Price: $299.00

Special Price: $249.00

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Product Description

Discontinued Summer 2014

The National is a portable amplifier distilled to its essence. With front-facing access to its input, output, gain, and power, the design conveys simplicity and economy. This approach keeps the focus on the amplifier’s performance, which is nothing short of top notch. While The National was originally conceived as a solid-state sister to The Continental, it quickly developed its own sonic signature that merits more than a casual listen. 

Punchy bass, full mids and extended highs give The National a sound that is sure to delight the avid headphone listener and earn it a place in your portable listening setup.




“The slightly darker tone, the full midrange and the good soundstage performance makes the National one of the best all rounder amps I’ve reviewed.”

- Mike


"ALO’s precision build and ergonomics are perfect, its sound nearly so, its polish, legendary. The National is defining a class all its own."


Audio Excursions

"I can see the National going far as a solid state amplifier, and with a $299 price point, it vastly outperforms several other amplifiers in the same price range."


Size and Weight

L: 4” W: 2.81” H: 1”  |  WEIGHT: 9.1oz

Inputs / Outputs

Input: 1/8” Stereo Mini-Jack  |  Output: 1/8” Stereo-Mini Jack


1 year limited product warranty from ALO Audio. Find out more here.

Tech Specs

+/- 1 dB:10-100,000 Hz



< +/- <±0.2dBdB

20 V Peak to Peak

0.004% @ 16V Peak to Peak out into 600

<<10μV RMS, unweighted, integrated over 20Hz - 100kHz

Power and Battery

Built in Rechargeable Lithium-Polymer Battery

Playtime:  10-14 hours

Recharge Time: 3 hours

Charges via included wall power adapter

In The Box

In the Box: Headphone amplifier, Amp Straps x3, Wall Charger (110-240V)

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