A concert for one.
HeadLine Headphone Amplifier

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 Audio, 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.

  • One DIN input, RCA optional
  • Single 6.35mm headphone out plus independent volume control
  • Designed for use with NAPSC, FlatCap XS, HiCap or SuperCap power supply
HeadLine Headphone Amplifier
HeadLine Headphone Amplifier - Rear View

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
Attribute Value
Input Impedance



1 x DIN (optional RCA)

Audio Outputs
Attribute Value
Audio Outputs

1/4” headphone jack


Maximum 3.7V RMS into 2kΩ

Power Outputs

560mW/channel, 8Ω

Frequency Response

-3dB at 10Hz and 72kHz



Attribute Value

Black powder coated


Bead blasted and black anodised

Attribute Value

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


1.25 kg


65 x 200 x 260 mm


57 x 121 x 187 mm

Attribute Value
Power Supply Options

NAPSC, FlatCap XS, HiCap, SuperCap


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