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Lehmann Audio Drachenfels Headphone Amplifier

Original price €603.90 - Original price €1,130.74
Original price €603.90
€603.90
€603.90 - €1,130.74
Current price €603.90

Color: Black
Version: Drachenfels
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The Lehmann Audio Drachenfels Headphone Amplifier provides an unrivalled listening experience, with its expertly crafted, state-of-the-art design and superior sound performance.

Key Features:

  • High-end quality at an affordable price
  • Modular concept to adjust to ever-changing configurations
  • ALPS Blue Velvet potentiometer
  • Neutrik headphone socket with gold-plated contacts
  • Low-loss MKP precision capacitors for the audio path
  • Configurable either as a single source preamplifier or as a dual-input headphone amplifier

Drachenfels

Drachenfels joins the Lehmannaudio range as an affordable headphone amplifier with premium specifications and a new modular design concept, suiting it to even the most demanding modern headphone users.

Operating as an analogue headphone amplifier, the Drachenfels offers 12dB of practice-oriented gain which, due to the smooth running ALPS Blue Velvet potentiometer with excellent synchronism and the ultra low-noise circuit, dispenses with the need for a gain switch. The advanced technical knowledge that has gone into the circuitry means that the sound performance offers a tremendous wealth of detail and pin-point timing, all captured within a highly engaging musical envelope.

However, where Drachenfels finds its niche is in its modular design. The back panel is designed to come away from the structure so more input options can be added with upgrade modules (available from late-2017), bringing with them more advanced features. The idea for the future is that even when new standards and listening preferences come to market, Drachenfels can be modified to suit rather than discarded and replaced.

The Drachenfels is built using the finest components available for the price. From the Neutrik headphone sockets to the low-loss MKP precision capacitors, the audio path is clear and unaffected by unnecessary devices. The clever design also allows it to be used either as a headphone amplifier with two outputs, or as a single-input pre-amp for a power amplifier or set of powered speakers. The small footprint makes placement in or near a system very easy, and operation is as simple as pushing the power switch and adjusting the volume dial.

When you buy Drachenfels, you are purchasing a high-quality analogue headphone amplifier. But more than that, you're opening up a gateway to future product developments, all of which can be added with an easy module upgrade, rather than needing to entirely replace your beloved headphone amplifier.

Drachenfels D

The Drachenfels D complements the detailed, light-footed sound of the analogue model by a digital-analogue converter of the latest generation. The Sabre DAC from ESS on the quad-layer circuit board, which is optimised against RF interference, offers both digital S/PDIF and TOSLINK inputs. Low-loss mica caps on the mainboard and in the analogue filter of the converter as well as ultra fast amplifier stages on the converter board guarantee reference quality in transient reproduction. Enjoy your digital musical treasures from a streamer or CD player in full Lehmannaudio quality!

Drachenfels USB

A new way of hearing digital music: the USB version of the Drachenfels plays back your music files from PC, Mac or even mobile phone in audiophile quality. The Drachenfels USB automatically recognises an incoming USB audio data stream and needs no input selector switch. Whether from a digital or analogue source – our compact local hero lets you experience your favourite music with a wealth of details in a fatigue-free, thrilling manner. Never again will you regard your headphones as a makeshift solution.

Specifications:

  • Input Impedance: 47kΩ
  • Maximum Gain: 12dB (@ max. volume setting)
  • Frequency Response: 10Hz (-0.3dB) – 35kHz (-1dB)
  • Signal-to-Noise Ratio: > 85dB (@ 0dB gain)
  • THD: < 0.006% (@ 18mW/330Ω)
  • Channel Separation: > 80dB / 10kHz
  • Output Power: 180mW (33Ω), 110mW (330Ω)
  • Output Impedance: Line Out (105Ω), Headphone Out (5Ω)
  • Audio Connectors: Headphone Out: Neutrik sockets with gold-plated contacts, 1 x Switching Line Out / 1 x Non-Switching Line Out, Line In/Line Out: RCA
  • Power Consumption: Approx. 4W (standard version, using supplied PSU)
  • Face Plate: Black or Silver
  • Dimensions (WxDxH): 160 x 120 x 43mm
  • Weight: 500g net (standard version)
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