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Drop + SMSL HO150X Linear Headphone Amplifier
$169
$199

Drop + SMSL HO150X Linear Headphone Amplifier

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It’s been over half a decade since our first linear amplifier, the THX AAA 789, brought exceptionally transparent, balanced amplification to audiophiles around the world. Now, as more and more listeners chase that coveted “wire-with-gain” holy grail of amplification, we thought we’d pick up where we left off—by launching another game-changing linear amp Read More
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Is the 4-pin XLR-out balanced? The launch email states that it is balanced. I would like a Drop representative to clarify this matter.
To clarify : The HO150x is not a full end to end balanced headphone amplifier.  The HO150x does have an input for a balanced source. There is a modest gain advantage with a balanced source to both the headphone outputs on the front.   Using the 4 pin balanced input from a balanced source will result in optimal performance from the HO150x. The reason why we have both 4 pin and 1/4" is to accommodate most headphone cabling configurations. The preferred source in is to use the balanced input on the HO150x.
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ANJIE
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Jul 4, 2023
Does this have a toggle for headphone out vs. RCA line out?
The there is no output selection switch RCA Pre-amp output and the headphone outputs are driven simultaneously.
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573V0
225
Jun 22, 2023
Don’t keep us hangin’ without a paired DAC! Are plans looking like we might get that next?
pscytheology
29
Jul 1, 2023
Maybe because it already exists? They mentioned that they put the HO200 power into HO100 chassis, and there's already a HO100 paired DAC, which is the DO100. It might actually match the dimension well with this.
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So there’s the toggle between RCA and XLR, assuming that those are for the outputs in the back, technically I can just use only the XLR preamps and if I toggle to RCA mode sound just won’t come out?
paw_n
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Oct 2, 2023
Toggle just change inputs, not outputs
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Eric00886
34
Jun 23, 2023
Any schedule?
3 months out
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