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Arcam rHead Headphone Amplifier

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Product Description

Arcam has always been known for producing class-leading integrated amplifiers, all of which featured excellent headphone stages. The rHead continues that tradition, but n the highly specialised area of discrete analogue headphone amplification in a small, solidly and beautifully built unit designed to complement the audio system of any headphone lover.

  • Audiophile class A headphone amplifier
  • 3.5 and 6.35mm headphones supported
  • RCA & XLR inputs supported
  • Ultra-linear analogue volume control
  • High-end audio circuitry
  • Comprehensive protection systems
  • Stylish cast aluminium casework

The rHead is a true linear class A design, resulting in absolutely no crossover distortion for the purest sound. Extensive care has been taken to optimise the layout and areas like multiple ultra-low noise power supplies and a fully direct coupled signal path make a big difference. Also, the volume control is an ultra-linear analogue resistive ladder device, as used in the flagship A49, which eliminates tracking errors which can be found in normal potentiometer-based volume controls.

Comprehensive protection systems prevent damage to the rHead while not interfering in any way with the ultimate reproduction of the sound - the rHead sounds amazingly natural and completely engaging and reveals the true character of any music that is played through it. 

The rHead is more than capable of driving the most demanding of headphones. Both RCA and XLR inputs (switchable) are available, as well as both 3.5 and 6.35mm sockets, allowing for ultimate headphone listening flexibility. 

Frequency response

10Hz - 20kHz

Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise

0.001% at 2V output, 32Ω load

Signal-to-noise ratio (A-weighted)

109dB at 2V output, 32Ω load

Power requirements

12V DC, 1.5A

Headphone output power

2.0W, 16Ω load

1.1W, 32Ω load

0.13W, 300Ω load

Headphone recommended impedance

16Ω - 600Ω, 3.5 or 6.35mm plug

Output impedance

<0.5Ω

Input levels

0-4V (RCA)

0-8V (XLR)

Dimensions

W194 x H44 x D135mm

Weight

0.71kg

User Manual (674 KB)

 

Warranty Information

60 Day replacement is offered for any faulty product purchased within this time frame. Please note for this to be offered the product must be registered through the Arcam website and a proof of purchase is required.
2 Year Warranty is offered as standard on all Arcam products and includes all parts, labour and carriage charges. Please note a proof of purchase is required.
3 Year warranty Extension is offered for FMJ products ONLY. For this to be valid the product must be registered on our website within the first 12 months of purchase or the product is limited to a 2 year warranty. Please note that for CD players or Bluray players the transport and lasers are covered by 2 year warranty even if registered.

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