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Arcam rHead is a lovely sounding solid state headphone amp, with plenty of power to drive almost any headphone and more importantly, a rich, fluid musicality that is fun to listen with. The volume control is great - it is a ladder based control, smooth with no steps, so that there are a minimum number of parts in the signal path. It is trickled down from Arcam's high end A49 integrated amp.
rHead is a class A design that is well cooled - it never gets hot, just a steady warmth. This is very nicely built and should be a solid 20 year purchase. The case is a smooth, matte finished aluminum case with no seams and a thick rubber slab of a foot, to prevent it moving during use.
- 1.1 watt at 32 ohm
- Signal to noise 109dB at 2v
- Output Impedance .5 ohm (will not negatively change frequency response of any headphones)
- size:W194 x H44 x D135mm
- Power supply: 12v, 1.5A
- THD + Noise: 0.001% @ 2v output
- Volume control range: 80 dB, in 1 dB steps
2016 Innerfidelty.com Wall of Fame:Arcam's first dedicated headphone product is a clear winner, and sets a very high bar for others to follow—just like their A60 integrated did all those years ago.