Arcam rHead Headphone Amplifier

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Arcam are a well-established UK manufacturer of quality hifi components, based just outside of the world-famous university of Cambridge. The company began in 1976, founded by two music enthusiasts with a passion for electronics. The company was initially named Amplification & Recording Cambridge, before shorting to A&R Cambridge, and eventually to the snappier and more impacting name that we know today; 'ARCAM'. 

Arcam develop a series of additional products for use with their quality, award-winning hifi separates and home cinema amps. This series is called the R-Range and features the newly developed irDAC II, the rHead headphone amplifier, rBlink high performance aptX Bluetooth DAC, its little brother, the Mini Blink aptX Bluetooth DAC and the Music BOOST, an iPhone 6/6s accessory designed to bypass the inferior DAC/headphone amplification of your iPhone to guarantee a better sonic performance while on the move. 

Arcam are renowned for their quality hifi products, especially when regarding their industry-leading integrated amplifier models. The rHead builds upon this outstanding reputation, existing as an audiophile-grade class A headphone amplifier with ultra-liniear analogue volume control and high-end audio circuitry. The rHead provides support for both 3.5mm and 6.35mm headphone jacks and also features RCA and XLR inputs. 


 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 

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