Usually ships in 2-3 days
A high quality headphone amplifier is as important for listening to music with a pair of headphones as are stable power amplifiers for the loud-speakers of your stereo setup. Dynamic headphones are far more different than most people realize. For the same sound pressure level the power needed with different headphone models can vary up to a factor of about 500! Impedances can be different to a factor of more than 20!
This is the reason why different headphone models have very individual requirements to the headphone amplifier driving them in terms of voltage and current. Everybody who once has connected a high quality headphone to any given standard headphone output knows about this problem.
With the launch of the Linear there is now a high end headphone amplifier to realize even the highest demands to reference quality headphone music reproduction.
The selectable gain (0dB, 10dB, 20dB) of the Linear effectively optimizes the output level of the zero global feedback Class A output stage. Practically all high quality dynamic headphones available will show their best possible performance, no matter if you have an easy to drive low impedance pair of headphones or an ineffective pair of 600 Ohms studio cans.
Carefully selected top notch components and a highly sophisticated circuit design guarantee top notch listening pleasure. Now you can hear that ultra transparent sound and the explosive dynamics formerly known only from electrostatic headphones. An over dimensioned power supply with a huge magnetically and statically shielded toroidal transformer is included internally allowing a power cable of your choice to be directly connected to the unit.
For stereo setups with just one source like a CD player or a turntable with a phono stage the Linear is the simplest and most effective active preamp one can think of. All audio connectors including the two Neutrik phone jacks come with gold plated contacts. No external Y-adapter is needed!
The faceplate and the massive milled aluminium knob for the smooth running 27 mm ALPS high grade volume control are available in anodized black or silver.
- Discrete Zero Global Feedback output stage with high quiescent current ready to drive most headphones or long cable runs
- Audiophile voltage amplifier stage
- Only MKP caps in the signal path for perfect transient response and ambience reproduction
- Gain jumper selectable 6dB/20dB
- Hand selected potentiometer with very good channel tracking
- Double sided audio board
- External AC power supply
- Ultra fast rectifying diodes
- Low ESR electrolytic caps
- Low-noise, regulated power supply
- Gold plated RCA connectors
- Original Neutrik headphone jack with gold plated contacts
- Faceplate and knob available in black, chrome and silver
|Frequency Response:||10Hz (-0.3dB) to 35kHz (-1dB)|
|Signal-to-Noise:||>95dB at 0dB Gain|
|THD:||<0.001% at 6mW (300Ω)|
|Channel Separation:||>70dB / 10kHz|
|Output Power:||400 mW (60Ω)
200 mW (300Ω)
|Output Impedance:||Line-Out: 60Ω
|Connectors (Audio):||Neutrik Phone Jacks (6.35mm)
1x Parallel to Line-Out
1x Line-Out Muting
Gold-Plated Connectors With Teflon Isolation
|Dimensions:||110 x 280 x 50mm|
Order and Delivery Information
Thank you for considering Yorkshire AV for your next investment in your AV setup.
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We use an inventory tracking system which states if item(s) are in stock and if not, what are the likely lead times.
Who do you use for delivery?
Our primary delivery agent is DPD. Where orders are shipped directly from Yorkshire AV, we always use DPD who offer a fabulous service at competitive rates.
If we drop ship (i.e. direct from the supplier) then the delivery agent is out of our control. It is generally DPD or UPS however - we rarely see other carriers used.
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Certain product(s) are delayed in manufacturing due to semi-conductor shortages across the Globe. We'll keep you informed as to your order progress and a likely ETA once we get updates from the manufacturers.
When will orders be dispatched?
- Orders placed Tuesday - Thursday before 1pm and are in stock will be dispatched the same day for next day delivery. This relates to product that state 'In Stock for immediate dispatch' on the product page.
- Orders placed over a weekend and are in stock will be dispatched on Monday.
Orders for items not in stock
Given the vast amount of variations of each product (e.g. AudioQuest cables) or Pro-Ject Audio Turntables - we keep the most common options in stock (i.e. gloss black finish, or 1.5m RCA cables) whereas longer cables or cables with terminations that are less frequently ordered will be ordered as required.
Generally speaking - we receive orders within 2-3 days for UK suppliers and 3-4 days for European suppliers (i.e. AudioQuest, DALI).
We want you to be 100% satisfied which is why we'll give you an email/call if item(s) aren't in stock and give you the option of changing the order, cancelling or if you're happy to wait a few days, we'll get it out as soon as possible.
If an item states 'Available to Order (not in stock). Lead times apply' - this means the item is not in stock but we are able to order in. Lead times average 2 days but in some circumstances, delivery times may be longer and is outside of our control. Please contact us to get an estimate on delivery times if orders are urgent.
AudioQuest - 7-10 days average for shipping of standard products, custom products are 14-21 days.
HiFi Racks - 4-6 weeks average for shipping.
DALI - 7-10 days for shipping
Other speaker brands - usually 2 working days
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