Linear Class A Design Headphone Amplifier: The ARCAM rHEAD is a true
linear Class-A design, resulting in absolutely no crossover distortion for the
purest sound. Extensive care has been taken to optimize the layout and design,
like multiple ultra-low noise power supplies and a fully direct coupled signal
path. The rHEAD sounds amazingly natural and completely engaging and reveals
the true character of any music that is played through it.
Ultra-Linear Analog Volume Control: The rHEAD's volume control is an
ultra-linear analog resistive ladder device, as used in ARCAM's flagship A49
integrated amplifier, which eliminates tracking errors which can be found in
normal potentiometer-based volume controls.
Balanced XLR & Unbalanced RCA Inputs: The ARCAM rHEAD is equipped with
balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA inputs on the rear-panel. These inputs are
gold-plated for excellent audio signal transfer. Balanced XLR connections guard
against induced noise and allow long cable runs without compromising sound
Note: Make sure the switch on the rear-panel is set to the appropriate
input - XLR or RCA.
1/8" and 1/4" Headphone Jacks: The rHEAD is more than capable of
driving the most demanding of headphones from 16Ω
to 600Ω. It features both 1/8" (3.5mm) and 1/4"
(6.35mm) headphone jacks on the front-panel, allowing for ultimate headphone
Protection Circuitry: Comprehensive protection circuitry prevents
damage to the rHEAD while not interfering in any way with the ultimate
reproduction of the sound.
Power Requirements: The included AC power adapter (w/
attached 59" DC cord) plugs into the ARCAM rHEAD and into an AC power outlet or
surge protector (sold separately).
Compact Aluminum Chassis: The ARCAM rHEAD comes housed in a stylish,
yet rugged cast aluminum case that is compact.
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