Rupert Neve Designs has announced the RNHP: Precision Headphone Amplifier.
Based on the headphone output circuitry from their 5060 Centerpiece Desktop Mixer, the RNHP is a dedicated 24V reference-quality headphone amplifier with level & impedance-calibrated +4dBu Line, unbalanced RCA, and 3.5mm inputs, housed in a rugged VESA-mountable steel chassis. RND says that it is designed with near-zero output impedance and high-power, high-headroom circuitry to drive any headphones on the market without compromise.
A Rupert Neve Designs spokesperson told us, "Whether you're tracking, mixing, or just listening to music, your headphone amplifier is as important to the final sound quality as your headphones - yet the world is full of headphone amps with compromised sonics, headroom, and power. To address these shortcomings and provide a new level of clarity, Rupert and his team have developed the RNHP."
Pricing and Availability:
The RNHP will begin shipping in late May 2016, with an MSRP of $549 USD.