Revelatory Performance, High-Res Playback, German Engineering: Sennheiser HDV 820 Digital Headphone Amplifier Features 32-Bit/384kHz ESS SABRE32 DAC, 12.3MHz DSD256 Support
The Sennheiser HDV 820 digital headphone amplifier functions as a high-end matchmaker for your reference headphones by setting you up with benchmark audio performance. An ideal partner for audiophile ‘phones that require or substantially benefit from dedicated amplification, HDV 820 features cutting-edge engineering and hand-selected parts on par with Sennheiser's world-famous headphones – including HD 800 S, with which HDV 820 creates audio nirvana. But even if you're not using Sennheiser ‘phones, HDV 820 makes recordings seem downright revelatory – discerning between instrumental timbres, bringing to light the distance between musicians, capturing the breathing patterns of singers, detailing the shades of acoustic tones, exposing the dimensions of a studio or concert hall. This is what phenomenal sound is all about.
Anchored by a new, state-of-the-art 32-bit/384kHz ESS SABRE32 DAC, the German-made HDV 820 supports high-resolution files up to 12.3MHz DSD256. It also connects to virtually anything and everything. XLR3, XLR4, 6.3mm, and a 4.4mm Pentaconn socket give you all kinds of options for your phones. Optical, coaxial, and USB digital inputs complement both balanced (XLR) and unbalanced (RCA) analog inputs so you can choose whatever source you please. Nearly unmeasurable distortion levels, breathtaking dynamic range, and a sleek black-and-white visual aesthetic form an unforgettable marriage of sonics and elegance. Whether you're ready for out-of-this-world computer-audio experiences or crave personal listening sessions on par with your main system, HDV 820 delivers reach-out-and-touch-it realism. Music Direct Money-Back Guaranteed.