Arcam rHead Headphone Amp
Arcam rHead Headphone Amp
bookmark_border
Where's the price?
To negotiate the best possible price for our customers, we agree to hide prices prior to logging in.
5 Sold
Product Description
From Arcam, a company long known for its class-leading integrated amplifiers, the rHead is a compact, solidly built headphone amplifier with a truly linear class-A design. This results in absolutely no crossover distortion, allowing the rHead to cleanly drive high-end—and often power-hungry—headphones and deliver pure, natural, and engaging sound ... Read More
Class-A Amp for Demanding Headphones

From Arcam, a company long known for its class-leading integrated amplifiers, the rHead is a compact, solidly built headphone amplifier with a truly linear class-A design. This results in absolutely no crossover distortion, allowing the rHead to cleanly drive high-end—and often power-hungry—headphones and deliver pure, natural, and engaging sound. The circuitry has been optimized with multiple ultra-low-noise power supplies and a fully direct-coupled signal path, and the ultra-linear analog volume control eliminates the tracking errors often found in other potentiometer-based volume controls. For listening flexibility, it features both RCA and XLR inputs and 3.5- and 6.35-millimeter sockets.

Note: This drop is limited to 20 units.

InnerFidelity Wall-of-Famer

Here’s what InnerFidelity’s John Grandberg had to say: “First, and most obvious, are its sonic properties, which I find quite satisfying across the board. It's a clean, neutral sound with excellent resolution that avoids any faux-HiFi shenanigans. This comes in a well-built, attractive, and relatively compact presentation suitable for integration into most any system.”

Features
  • Audiophile class-A headphone amplifier
  • ⅛ in (3.5 mm) and ¼ in (6.35 mm) headphones supported
  • RCA and XLR inputs supported
  • Ultra-linear analog volume control
  • High-end audio circuitry
  • Comprehensive protection systems
  • Stylish cast-aluminum casework
  • Designed in the UK
Specs
  • Frequency response: 10 Hz–20 kHz
  • THD + N: 0.001% at 2V output, 32-ohm load
  • SNR (A-weighted): 109 dB at 2V output, 23-ohm load
  • Power requirements: 12V DC, 1.5A
  • Headphone output power: 2.0W (16-ohm load), 1.1W (32-ohm load), 0.13W (300-ohm load)
  • Recommended impedance: 16–600 ohm, ⅛ in (3.5 mm) or ¼ in (6.35 mm) plug
  • Output impedance: <0.5 ohm
  • Input levels: 0–4V (RCA), 0–8V (XLR)
  • Dimensions: 7.6 x 1.7 x 5.3 in (19.4 x 4.4 x 13.5 cm)
  • Weight: 1.6 lbs (0.71 kg)
Shipping

All orders will be shipped by Drop.

Estimated ship date is May 24, 2017 PT.

After this product run ends, payment will be collected and orders will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all orders final. Check the discussion for updates on your order.