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dCS Lina Desktop Headphone Amplifier

dCS Lina Desktop Headphone Amplifier

Regular price $9,750
Sale price $9,750 Regular price

Amplifier type More information
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Solid-state

Connectivity More information
Connectivity refers to the method in which the headphones connect to the audio source. Headphones can be either wired or wireless.

Wired

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Not Portable

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dCS

dCS Lina Desktop Headphone Amplifier

Regular price $9,750
Sale price $9,750 Regular price

dCS' powerful solid state amplifier is designed to drive even the most sensitive headphones to their full potential

  • Drives a vast range of headphones, including IEMs and planars
  • Complements virtually any headfi setup
  • Unique design offers exceptional sonic and measured performance

Highlights

  • Low output impedance ensures optimal sound with a huge range of headphones - including highly sensitive models
  • Solid state design provides consistent, clean performance
  • Choice of inputs caters to a variety of digital sources and audio setups
  • Class AB design with DC servo system delivers high power efficiency and excellent linearity
  • Billet Aluminium chassis reduces risk of electromagnetic interference
  • Transparent performance faithfully mirrors the sound of your chosen music and headphones

About the Lina Headphone Amplifier

Whether you’re listening with custom IEMs or reference-level over-ears, the Lina Headphone Amplifier will ensure you experience the full impact of your chosen headphones, and your music. With its ultra-low output impedance, it confidently drives a vast range of designs, and adapts to suit their unique requirements and characteristics for optimal performance. 

Our first ever standalone amplifier, its design builds on learnings gained from our experience working at the forefront of audio design and engineering, and developing a custom Class AB headphone amplifier for the award-winning dCS Bartók Headphone DAC. Following the Bartók’s release, we set out to further our work in headphone amplification, and engineer a standalone component that could be used separately or as part of a complete dCS headfi system.

Through exhaustive development, extensive testing, and creative thinking, we developed an all-new design that combines tried and tested features with novel innovations engineered to further enhance performance and efficiency.  

The result is an exemplary headphone amplifier that delivers plenty of power and grip, while maintaining complete neutrality. With its low noise floor, wide dynamic range and excellent linearity, it delivers a compelling, dynamic experience that reveals the true sound and character of your music and headphones.

Specifications

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Title Description
Electronics • Pure analogue design
• Automatic voltage switching
Analogue Inputs • 1 x stereo pair unbalanced RCA, input impedance 48kΩ
• 1 x stereo pair unbuffered balanced XLR, input impedance 16kΩ
• 1 x stereo pair buffered balanced XLR, input impedance 96kΩ
Headphone Outputs • 1 x dual 3-pin balanced XLR, right and left channel
• 1 x single 4-pin balanced XLR
• 1 x single ¼” (6.35mm) headphone jack
Power Link (synchronising on/off state with other products) • 2 x RJ45
Power • 90-120v & 230-240v, 50/60Hz nominal
Frequency Response • 1Hz-100kHz better than +0/-3dB
THD+N • <0.005% @ 1kHz 6V rms balanced output into 30Ω (80kHz bandwidth)
Channel Separation • Balanced input to balanced output into 30Ω
• Better than 100dB @ 1kHz
• Better than 80dB, 20Hz–20kHz
Signal to Noise Ratio • 110dB 20Hz-20kHz A-weighted
(referenced to 6V rms balanced input and output)
Power Output • 2x Balanced 2W into 30Ω
• 2x Balanced 0.48W into 300Ω
• 2x Unbalanced 1.6W into 30Ω
• 2x Unbalanced 0.2W into 300Ω

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