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Optional upgrades for the HeadLine are:

  • Power-Line
    Power-Line

    Connect to power supply upgrade for mains cable upgrade

  • NAPSC
    NAPSC

    Power supply connected via captive interconnect.

  • FlatCap XS
    FlatCap XS

    Next upgrade from NAPSC connected via SLIC interconnect.

  • HiCap
    HiCap

    Next upgrade from FlatCap connected via SLIC interconnect.

  • SuperCap
    SuperCap

    For greater upgrade replace HiCap connected via SLIC interconnect.

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HeadLine Headphone Amplifier

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The HeadLine is an amplifier designed to offer optimum performance from a variety of high impedance headphones.

Fitted with a captive lead, the HeadLine takes its signal from the tape socket of any of our preamplifiers, except the NAC 152 XS. It has its own volume control and is designed to be very, very quiet. It has the ability to drive most headphones to an adequate level (i.e. loud) with low distortion.

Headphones tend to be highly revealing of both noise and distortion, so we have expended a great deal of effort getting these parameters to extremely low levels.

The HeadLine needs to be used with an external power supply such as the NAPSC. If using a FlatCap XS, HiCap or SuperCap you will also need a special interconnect; the SLIC.


AUDIO INPUTS
Analogue Inputs 1 x DIN (optional RCA)
Input Impedance 50kΩ
AUDIO OUTPUTS
Analogue Outputs 1/4” headphone jack
Line Outputs Variable (level) Maximum 3.7V rms into 2kΩ
Gain +13.5dB
Frequency Response -3dB at 10Hz & 72kHz
Power Outputs 560mW/channel, 8Ω
POWER
Power Supply Options NAPSC, FlatCap XS, HiCap, SuperCap
PHYSICAL
Dimensions 57 x 121 x 187mm (H x W x D)
Notes Suitable for headphones 8Ω to 2KΩ. Power supplies other than a PSC require a Slic lead.
FINISH
Front Bead blasted and black anodised
Case Black powder coated

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