- Superior imaging and great musicality
- Effortless dynamics
- Powerful without sounding boomy
- Valvey smoothness with detailed clarity
- Ultra low noise [suitable for In Ear Monitors]
- Input switch for two sources
- Modestly affordable asking price
When only the best headphone amplification will do.
A headphone amplifier with an ideal balance of valvey smoothness with detailed clarity, and full frequency extension with "effortless" dynamics, makes the (solid state) Solo Ultra Linear Diamond Edition headphone amplifier a must-have companion for late night and personal headphone listening at home.
The Diamond Edition Solo Ultra Linear headphone amplifier has a lower noise floor for improved in-ear monitor listening and a new output stage for better performance with difficult and low impedance headphones, yet it has the clout to drive high impedance headphones too.
The Ultra-Linear voltage amplifier stage gives you the smoothness and warmth of a tube amp, yet with all the precision, fine detail, and punchy sound of the solid state amp it is. Plus, it won't wear out like tubes.
|Headphone impedance range
||8 to 2,000 Ohms / 16 to 600 Ohms preferred
|Power output (rms, both channels fully driven at 1% THD)
||32 Ohms: 140mW/channel; 600 Ohms: 30mW/channel
|Input sensitivity (for specified power output into 32 Ohms)
||37k Ohms at max volume; 50k Ohms at min volume
|Distortion (THD plus noise at 9 o'clock volume control setting (qtr power))
||10Hz-20kHz: better than 0.04%; 10Hz-1kHz: better than 0.02%
|Frequency response (±0,-3dB)
||10Hz - 35kHz
|Output noise (22Hz-22kHz, quasi-peak/un-weighted)
||better than 1dB
||Left to Right -56dB; Input to Input -68dB
|Input selector centre-off position
||non-shorting; -38dB at max volume with 2V rms input (ref: 1kHz and 10kHz)
||Bipolar class AB
||24V DC unipolar
||W: 107 x H: 50 x D: 185 (mm) inc. controls