HeadAmp - GS-X Mini Balanced Headphone Amplifier/Pre-Amp

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BALANCED HEADPHONE AMPLIFIER

Built using a special variation on our well-reviewed class-A audio circuit from the GS-X mk2 based on the famous dual-differential design by Kevin Gilmore the new GS-X mini is the first HeadAmp product to deliver balanced headphone drive from all audio sources, single-ended, or balanced.  This means no more compromising your headphone experience when using a single-ended source, your high-end headphones will always benefit from the speed and power of balanced drive when connected to the GS-X Mini.

Now paired with a custom discrete power supply based on the Golden Reference Low Voltage design the Mini can output up to 6W making the GS-X mini a great pairing with most medium-to-low sensitivity headphones, and high impedance headphones, whose sound comes alive when given balanced drive and higher power. Models like the Sennheiser HD800 series, HIFIMAN HE1000, Audeze LCD-4 all benefit from the clean, steady power delivery just as well as with easier to drive headphones like the MrSpeakers Ether series, Audeze LCD-X, and HIFIMAN Ananda. With balanced drive from any source, even single-ended ones, there's no excuse not to give your high-end headphones the power they crave, by connecting them to the new GS-X Mini.

Features

• Balanced 4pin Output

• SE 1/4" Phones OUT

• Low & High Gain options

• 1 Pair Single Ended RCA Input

• 1 Pair 3pin XLR Input

• 1x stereo pair RCA Outputs

• 1x stereo pair XLR Outputs

• Standalone Preamp Function

• PRE-Amp Switch: Enables Pre Outs & mutes headphones

3 Year Warranty on all Parts and Labor


Technical Specs

HEADPHONE OUTPUT
6W @25Ω / 4W @50Ω / 2W @100Ω Balanced Output 1.5W @25Ω/ 1W @50Ω/ 500mW @100Ω SE Phones Out

OPERATING VOLTAGE
100v, 110-120, or 220-240 Configurations Available

POWER CONSUMPTION
25-30W

INPUT IMPEDANCE
10 kOhm

VOLUME CONTROL
Alps RK27 Potentiometer or 24-step DACT Attenuator

DIMENSIONS (INCLUDING CONNECTORS)
(H)2" x (W)11" x (L)9"

WEIGHT
11 lbs

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