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Lehmann Audio Linear Black Headphone Amplifier

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"As far as sonic performance is concerned, it's the best we've come across."

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Hi-Fi News Outstanding Product

Hi-Fi News Outstanding Product

"The Linear may look unprepossessing but it’s a very fine headphone amplifier indeed. It measures well and delivers unusually clear insight into the ‘how?’ and ‘why?’ aspects of music making, not just the ‘what?'"

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Best Headphone Amp

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.

Since the launch of the Lehmann Audio Linear in 2004 there is a high end headphone amplifier to realize even the highest demands to reference quality headphone music reproduction.

The selectable gain (0 dB, 10 dB, 20 dB) of the Lehmann Audio 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 performance listening pleasure. 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 connectors. 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.

To get the best out of your headphones you will have to try this amazing headphone amplifier. You haven't heard what your headphones can really do until you hear them through the Linear.

While we do our best to keep this information up to date, please be aware that all specifications are subject to change by the manufacturer at any time.

Maximum gain 0dB, 10dB, 20dB – selectable via DIP switches on the bottom side. Also effective for USB-DAC (Linear USB)
Frequency response 10 Hz (-0.3dB) to 35 kHz (-1dB)
S/N ratio >95dB at 0dB gain (analogue)
THD <0.001% at 6 mW/300 ohms (analogue)
Channel separation >70dB/10kHz
Output power 200 mW/300 ohms, 400 mW/60 ohms
Output impedance Line Out 50 ohms, Headphone Out 5 ohms
Power consumption ca. 10 W, internal regulated power supply with anti-interference toroidal transformer
Dimensions 280 x 110 x 44 mm (housing only)
Audio connectors Neutrik headphone sockets 6.35mm with gold-plated contacts
1x parallel to Line Out
1x Line Out muting, Gold-plated RCA sockets with teflon insulation
Weight ca. 1.5 kg
Front panel/control knob Anodised aluminium, natural or black Chrome optional

While we do our best to keep this information up to date, please be aware that all specifications are subject to change by the manufacturer at any time.

Lehmann Audio Linear Silver Headphone Amplifier

Lehmann Audio Linear Silver Headphone Amplifier


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