. . . deep into the music.
use headphones to enjoy their system. While some people are compelled to
do so by their living circumstances, others simply prefer cans to loudspeakers.
However, some amplifiers either have no headphone output, just as they don't
have phone stages, or if they do have one, it is often just a simple IC-based
stage. Regrettably, even many outboard amplifiers resort to this simple
- and cheap - solution, making it impossible for headphones to perform at
their best. Let us introduce the CanAmp, offering a no-compromise solution
at a realistic price - in fact, given its technology and manufacturing quality
we might even say at a "discount" price.
Headphones can be considered as high quality loudspeakers, but with a much lower power requirement. For this reason, they have distortion levels an order of magnitude lower than conventional speakers, and therefore are capable of showing up amplifier deficiencies more clearly. What's more, headphones are one-way systems, with very few exceptions, and for this reason crossovers do not interfere with sound quality. Consequently, a headphone amplifier must offer the best possible sound quality, even at very low volume levels, whilst working not unlike a real power amplifier.
Input sensitivity/impedance: 200 mV/10 kOhm
Power output: 300 mW (100 Ohm)
Signal-to-noise ratio (unweighted): 85 dB
Distortion (THD, 1 kHz, 100mW): <0,05%
Frequency range: 10 Hz-50 kHz (±0,5 dB)
is a two-stage amplifier. While the first - voltage gain - stage is based
on an integrated circuit of the highest audio pedigree, the second - power
gain - stage is a single-ended, pure Class-A amplifier. It enables the
CanAmp to drive virtually any headphones from 8 ohms up to 600 ohms. As
its output power (at 8 ohm) is nearly 1W, the CanAmp could drive even
a high-sensitivity loudspeaker!
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