A concert for one.

The HeadLine is a high-end headphone amplifier designed to make the most of audiophile-standard headphones. Its durable build and exceptional transparency are classically Naim, as is its ability to deliver low-noise, low-distortion reproduction of your music. Its modest proportions and volume control make it the perfect device to create your very own concert for one.


<li>One DIN input, RCA optional</li>
<li>Single 6.35mm headphone out plus independent volume control</li>
<li>Designed for use with <a href="/product/napsc">NAPSC</a>, <a href="/product/flatcap-xs">FlatCap XS</a>, <a href="/product/hicap">HiCap</a> or <a href="/product/supercap">SuperCap</a> power supply</li>

Technology & Craft

<p dir="ltr">Fitted with a captive lead, the HeadLine takes its signal from the tape socket of any of our preamplifiers, except the <a href="/product/nac-152-xs">NAC 152 XS</a>. 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.</p>

<p dir="ltr">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.</p>

<p dir="ltr">The HeadLine needs to be used with an external power supply such as the <a href="/product/napsc">NAPSC</a>. If using a <a href="/product/flatcap-xs">FlatCap XS</a>, <a href="/product/hicap">HiCap</a> or <a href="/product/supercap">SuperCap</a> you will also need a special interconnect, the SLIC.</p>

Product Specification

Audio Inputs
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Analogue Input

1 x DIN (optional RCA)

Input Impedance


Audio Outputs
Attribute Name Attribute Value
Audio Outputs

1/4” headphone jack

Line Outputs Variable (level)

Maximum 3.7V RMS into 2kΩ



Frequency Response

-3dB at 10Hz and 72kHz

Power Outputs

560mW/channel, 8Ω

Attribute Name Attribute Value
Power Supply Options

NAPSC, FlatCap XS, HiCap, SuperCap

Attribute Name Attribute Value
Dimensions (HxWxD)

57 x 121 x 187 mm


Suitable for headphones 8Ω - 2kΩ. Power supplies other than a NAPSC require a SLIC lead.

Shipping Dimensions

65 x 200 x 260 mm

Shipping Weight

1.25 kg

Attribute Name Attribute Value

Bead blasted and black anodised


Black powder coated

Suggested System

Classic Series

Manuals & Downloads

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