Aphex has announced that their new audiophile-quality headphone distribution amplifier, the Model 454 HeadPod, is now shipping.
Marvin Caesar, Aphex President had this to say at the productâ€™s launch, â€œThe HeadPod takes our award-winning technology in analog circuit design in a new direction. You can think of a headphone distribution amp as just a utility tool, but the HeadPod offers the advantage of audiophile-quality, high headroom monitoring with flexible signal routing and Aphexâ€™ famous reliability.â€�
The Model 454 HeadPod is a professional 4-output headphone distribution pod with four independent stereo power amplifiers. Working with any headphone type, the HeadPod provides high headroom to avoid clipping even at high sound levels. Designed for ultra low distortion and wide frequency response capabilities, Aphex say that the Model 454 also allows for longer listening sessions without listener fatigue.
Individual volume controls are provided for each of the four headphone outputs, made with durable metal jacks. A master volume control on the HeadPod allows for matching of source levels. It connects to any analog source, with a rear panel selector switch to choose between balanced sources (discrete left and right) and unbalanced sources (e.g., stereo on TRS from a headphone amplifier).
The Model 454 HeadPod is housed in a sturdy and attractive all-metal chassis, and includes a 12VAC power supply. Features
Professional Monitoring for ALL headphone types
Individual volume controls
High headroom (no clipping at high headphone levels
Durable metal jacks
Ultra low distortion & wide frequency response
Master volume to match source level
Ultra low crosstalk
Works from any analog source
Listen longer with less fatigue
Overcomes limitations of typical headphone outputs
Four independent stereo power amplifiers
Small size travels easily
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