The Liquid Carbon X is a solid-state, fully balanced, bridged amp with a clear, transparent, non-fatiguing sound. It has the same topology as the celebrated Liquid Carbon, along with updates to the form factor, switching power supply, and input and output jacks. The four amplifier sections—two per channel—create a clean, distortion-free signal and a quiet background. It retains the Liquid Carbon’s single-ended output for convenience with unbalanced cables, and also has a balanced output for when you need more power and ultimate performance. The Liquid Carbon X adds a protective offset detector, and for quieter operation and compatibility with worldwide voltages, moves the power supply out of the chassis. Plus, you can adjust the gain on the front panel for different headphones.