Head Box DS

  • Audiophile grade headphone amp and 24bit DAC
  • Three digital inputs (Coax, Optical, 24bit/96kHz asynchronous USB)
  • Optional analogue output to use the Head Box DS as a D/A Converter


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A highly respected and truly improved headphone pre-amplifier. The Head Box DS allows you to enjoy your music in high fidelity in the comfort and privacy of your own headphones. With the new impressive on screen display you can be in full control of your listening experience, and with the new inclusion of digital inputs now any music source can be handled and played back with ease.

The extra addition of an analogue output allows you to use the Head Box DS as a high-quality DAC for your wider hi-fi system as well!

Available with a Black or Silver faceplate.

Key Features:

  • One headphone socket with volume control
  • Single analogue input
  • Three digital inputs (Coax, Optical, 24bit/96kHz asynchronous USB)
  • One analogue output (to use the Head Box DS as a D/A Converter)
  • Control Display
  • Ultra-low-noise semiconductors 
  • SMD technology for short signal paths 
  • Signal to noise ratio -120dB 
  • THD 0.0014%
  • DC power supply (< 1 watt standby power)  
  • Metal case shields the electronics from vibrational and electromagnetic interference  
  • Available in Black and Silver 

Technical Data

Power Output: 350mW (30Ω)
60mW (300Ω) 
Headphone Connection: >30Ω
Signal To Noise: 112dB (A-Weighted) at Max. Output
Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz / -0.05dB 
THD: 0.0014%
Gain:  9dB 
Headphone Jack: 3-Pole ¼" Jack (6.3mm Ø) 
Line-Level Input/Output: 1x Pair RCA/Phono Socket 
D/A Converter: Cirrus Logic CS4344.
24-Bit/192kHz Delta Sigma-D/A-Wandler 
Sample Rates (USB):  44.1kHz
Sample Rates (Optical):  44.1kHz
Sample Rates (Coaxial):  44.1kHz
Outboard PSU: 18V/500mA DC 
Power Consumption: 500mA DC, <1W In Standby
Dimensions: 103 x 72 x 144mm
103 x 72 x 150mm (Incl. Sockets)
Weight: 990g (Without PSU) 
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