Classic look, modern features, timeless power

The Klipsch Heritage headphone amplifier has a nice retro vibe — believe me, those knobs and switches are as satisfying to turn and snap as they are to see. But a whole lot of new-school functionality is going on here, too. There are a bunch of connections, a versatile gain switch, and a premium DAC that will squeeze every detail out of your high-resolution digital music collection.

 

Also, under the hood, you'll find class AB amplifiers that deliver clean, high-energy sound. While this amp will work with a variety of high-performance headphones, it is specially tuned for the Klipsch Heritage HP-3 headphones. I finally got to hear the two together at the recent CanJam event in New York City. They packed a powerful punch, with low-end I could actually feel...even on the busy showfloor. 

Klipsch Heritage

SKU: 0193
$499.99Price
  • Product highlights:

    • vintage-styled desktop headphone amp
      • immediate, high-energy sound that pairs well with the Klipsch Heritage HP-3 headphones
    • dual high-performance class AB amplifiers eliminate interference between left and right channel
    • premium ESS Sabre32 digital-to-analog converter (ES90128KSM) for detailed, dynamic sound
    • asynchronous USB data transfer with Time Domain jitter eliminator
    • plays PCM digital audio files up to 24-bit/192kHz and DSD audio files up to 11.2 MHz
      • LED light sample rate notifications
    • two-position gain switch optimizes performance with low- and high-impedance headphones
    • aluminum chassis, knobs, and switches help minimize vibration and noise
      • walnut veneer top and bottom

     

    Inputs:

    • USB (Type B) port for connecting a computer
    • optical digital audio input
    • coaxial digital audio input
    • analog RCA stereo line-level input

     

    Outputs:

    • balanced XLR 4-pin headphone jack
    • full-size 1/4" stereo headphone jack (unbalanced)
    • rear-panel line-level stereo RCA audio (fixed or variable)

     

    Other Info & Specs:

    • works with Windows® and Mac® operating systems (driver installation required for Windows PCs)
    • compatible with iPhone® and iPad®
      • requires Lightning-to-USB adapter (not included); Apple's Lightning-to-USB 3 Camera Adapter recommended for best results
    • compatible with some Android™ devices
      • requires a USB micro to USB A female adapter to connect an Android device
    • headphone amplifier power output: 1,440 mW into 32 ohms (balanced); 940mW into 32 ohms (unbalanced)
    • frequency response: 20-40,000 Hz (-0.1dB) 9-90,000 Hz (-3 dB)
    • 7-7/8"W x 2-3/8"H x 5-3/4"D
    • weight: 1.7 lbs.
    • If connecting to a TV, please make sure you can select "PCM" output in your TV's audio menu. This DAC cannot decode multi-channel Dolby® Digital signals.

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