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Headroom launches new headphone amplifier, digital sound card
- — 19 May, 2009 10:15
Headroom Corporation has released two new products aimed at home audio enthusiasts that use technology from its flagship headphone amplifiers but are cheaper.
The Ultra Desktop DAC is a digital-to-analog converter that can accept S/PDIF digital signals on coaxial and TOSLINK optical connections as well as digital audio from a computer through a plug-and-play USB port. Using the same DAC technology found in the discontinued flagship Max models, the Ultra Desktop is priced at $US1299.
The Balanced Ultra Desktop Amplifier (or BUDA) includes the same Class-A amplification circuit as found in flagship Headroom models. It can drive two pairs of regular headphones simultaneously, or can accept input from a single pair of balanced headphones to suit extreme audiophiles.
The Ultra Desktop DAC and Balanced Ultra Desktop Amplifier are available from the Headroom Web site.