The Naim HeadLine Headphone Amplifier is designed to offer optimum performance from a variety of high impedance headphones. Fitted with a captive lead, the HeadLine takes its signal from the tape socket of any of Naim pre-amplifier, except the NAC 152 XS. It has its own volume control and is designed to be very, very quiet. It has the ability to drive most headphones to an adequate level (i.e. loud) with low distortion.
Headphones tend to be highly revealing of both noise and distortion, so Naim have expended a great deal of effort getting these parameters to extremely low levels. The HeadLine needs to be used with an external power supply such as the NAPSC. If using a FlatCap XS, HiCap, or SuperCap you will also need a special interconnect; the SLIC.
– Analogue Inputs – 1 x DIN (optional RCA)
– Input Impedance – 50kΩ
– Analogue Outputs – 1/4″ headphone jack
– Line Outputs Variable (Level) – Maximum 3.7V rms into 2kΩ
– Gain – +13.5dB
– Frequency Response – -3dB at 10Hz & 72kHz
– Power Outputs – 560mW/channel, 8Ω
– Power Supply Options – NAPSC, FlatCap XS, HiCap, SuperCap
– Notes – Suitable for headphones 8Ω to 2KΩ. Power supplies other than a PSC require a SLIC cable