The Fidelice (by Rupert Neve Designs) “Precision Headphone Amplifier" is a high-quality, standalone, three-input, headphone amplifier and one of a trio of launch-products under the “Fidelice” brand, targeted at bringing Rupert Neve’s legendary studio engineering prowess and delivering a high-end studio listening experience directly to the music lover.
This is a compact desktop unit, with high-headroom inputs that make it well suited for both home and studio use:
- 1x Analog XLR/TRS combo input (+22.8 dBu)
- 1x Analog RCA input (+14.7 dBu)
- 1x Analog 3.5mm TRS input (+3.3 dBu)
This is a higher-end piece, and is finished as such in an all aluminum chassis inlaid with a wooden panel embossed with stylized “R” signature. It is available from headphones.com with an asking price of $1,195.
MAXIMUM INPUT LEVELS
“A” XLR I/P: +22.8 dBu @1kHz
“B” RCA I/P: +14.7dBu @1kHz,
“C” 3.5mm I/P: +3.3dBu @1kHz
As measured with typical headphones, Z=44 Ω: 3.617 VAC RMS @1kHz = 300mW RMS
16 Ω typical Load: 1.933 VAC RMS @1kHz = 230mW RMS
150 Ω typical Load: 5.108 VAC RMS @1kHz = 175mW RMS
.08 Ω @ 1KHz, 16-150 Ω load, 0dBu input
+/- .2dB from 10Hz to 120KHz
Measured with typical headphones, Z=44 Ω, BW 22Hz – 22kHz
“A” XLR Input: -101.9dBV,
“B” RCA Input: -100.9dBV
“C” 3.5mm Input: -88.8dBV
6.5” wide x 4.6” deep and 1.9” tall
POWER SUPPLY REQUIREMENTS
24VDC @ 0.25Amp (6 watt) minimum. Use with supplied power adapter, as this has been carefully selected for best output power and noise performance. May be used with a properly configured 24V battery as well.
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