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Goldmund THA2 Telos Headphone Amplifier

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GOLDMUND THA2 Telos Headphone AmplifierA new Telos Amplifier is born.

This time, Goldmund has produced its first headphone amplifier, and a very special one. A usual for the Telos line, our R&D team has been excessively maniac about the way this Telos would control the headphones. As a result, it can drive any headphone even the least sensitive ones, and adapts to any impedance. Being a Telos, it brings exceptional dynamics. It comes with built-in gain adjustment for low/high efficiency headphones, and its volume control is similar to that developed for the famous Mimesis 22H, with unique linearity and perfect channel balance. Las but not least, Goldmund innovates again with the first headphone amplifier that is upgradable to match specifically your own Headphone characteristics thanks to its built-in DSP. The Telos Headphone Amplifier will quickly become THE MUST HAVE for headphone addicts and music lovers who wish to enjoy their favorite tracks privately.

After the success of the Telos Headphone Amplifier and its 6 Moons Award, we have yet improved this model. It still can drive any headphone - even the least sensitive ones - and adapt to any impedance; It still brings exceptional dynamics; It still provides a unique linearity and perfect channel balance; And it now comes with a new feature that will ravish headphone aficionados: The Binaural encoding. This encoding is made thanks to algorithms that transform standard recordings into binaural. Any normal track can benefit from this feature thanks to a simple switch on the front panel of the amplifier. For recordings that are already in binaural, the switch should simply be on the STD position. In addition to a clear sense of depth, this feature greatly improves the natural balance between the instruments and provides a completely clear picture of the layout of the orchestra or band. With extreme performance, DSD over PCM capabilities, new binaural features, and customization possibilities, the THA2 will undoubtedly remain THE reference in terms of headphone amplification for a very long time.

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Details

GOLDMUND THA2 Heaphone Amp / DAC Specifications

Power supply
• Nominal mains voltage: 117 V or 234 V (switchable), 50 to 60 Hz
• Mains voltage range: +/- 15 %
• 1.6 A slow-blow fuse
• Separated ground and earth signal
• Connection between earth and ground to cancel ground loops Interface and functions
• Input selectable through front panel switch
• Binaural mode switch according to the publication “Improved Headphone Listening ” of Siegfried Linkwitz
• USB device: Audio Class 2.0 (no driver required on Mac OS X as of v.10.6.4 nor on Linux, driver required only for Windows)
• 1 x toslink Optical or digital S/PDIF coaxial RCA 75 Ohms
• 1 x analog RCA (Left & Right): ADC conversion for DSP correction
• Sample rate up to 384 kHz/Bit depth up to 32 bits • DSD over PCM capabilities
• Digital volume knob on front panel
• Gain adjustable for low/high sensitivity headphones
• RS232 Command connector for home automation integration Amplifier
• Amplifier dynamic Range: > 100 dB (no weighting)
• Frequency response: +/- 0.55 dB (20 Hz - 20 kHz, unloaded)
Size & Weight
• 30 W x 35 D x 10 H (cm)
• Weight: 12 kg

Please find reviews below:

 

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Goldmund THA-2 headphone amp / dac review by Headphone Guru "Swiss Made Masterpiece"

 

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6 Moons " Online Magazine Review

http://www.6moons.com/audioreviews2/goldmund2/1.html

" Headfonia " Online Magazine Review

http://www.headfonia.com/goldmund-telos-hda-headphone-amplifier-almost-clockwork/