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Aphex has announced that their new audiophile-quality headphone distribution amplifier, the Model 454 HeadPod
, is now shipping.
Marvin Caesar, Aphex President had this to say at the productâ€™s launch, â€œThe HeadPod takes our award-winning technology in analog circuit design in a new direction. You can think of a headphone distribution amp as just a utility tool, but the HeadPod offers the advantage of audiophile-quality, high headroom monitoring with flexible signal routing and Aphexâ€™ famous reliability.â€�
The Model 454 HeadPod is a professional 4-output headphone distribution pod with four independent stereo power amplifiers. Working with any headphone type, the HeadPod provides high headroom to avoid clipping even at high sound levels. Designed for ultra low distortion and wide frequency response capabilities, Aphex say that the Model 454 also allows for longer listening sessions without listener fatigue.
Individual volume controls are provided for each of the four headphone outputs, made with durable metal jacks. A master volume control on the HeadPod allows for matching of source levels. It connects to any analog source, with a rear panel selector switch to choose between balanced sources (discrete left and right) and unbalanced sources (e.g., stereo on TRS from a headphone amplifier).
The Model 454 HeadPod is housed in a sturdy and attractive all-metal chassis, and includes a 12VAC power supply.
Pricing and Availability:
- Professional Monitoring for ALL headphone types
- Individual volume controls
- High headroom (no clipping at high headphone levels
- Durable metal jacks
- Ultra low distortion & wide frequency response
- Master volume to match source level
- Ultra low crosstalk
- Works from any analog source
Listen longer with less fatigue
- Overcomes limitations of typical headphone outputs
- Four independent stereo power amplifiers
- Small size travels easily