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Arcam rHead Headphone Amp

Arcam rHead Headphone Amp

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Class-A Amp for Demanding Headphones

From Arcam, a company long known for its class-leading integrated amplifiers, the rHead is a compact, solidly built headphone amplifier with a truly linear class-A design. This results in absolutely no crossover distortion, allowing the rHead to cleanly drive high-end—and often power-hungry—headphones and deliver pure, natural, and engaging sound. The circuitry has been optimized with multiple ultra-low-noise power supplies and a fully direct-coupled signal path, and the ultra-linear analog volume control eliminates the tracking errors often found in other potentiometer-based volume controls. For listening flexibility, it features both RCA and XLR inputs and 3.5- and 6.35-millimeter sockets.

Note: This drop is limited to 20 units.

Arcam rHead Headphone Amp
Arcam rHead Headphone Amp
Arcam rHead Headphone Amp

InnerFidelity Wall-of-Famer

Here’s what InnerFidelity’s John Grandberg had to say: “First, and most obvious, are its sonic properties, which I find quite satisfying across the board. It's a clean, neutral sound with excellent resolution that avoids any faux-HiFi shenanigans. This comes in a well-built, attractive, and relatively compact presentation suitable for integration into most any system.”

Arcam rHead Headphone Amp
Arcam rHead Headphone Amp


  • Audiophile class-A headphone amplifier
  • ⅛ in (3.5 mm) and ¼ in (6.35 mm) headphones supported
  • RCA and XLR inputs supported
  • Ultra-linear analog volume control
  • High-end audio circuitry
  • Comprehensive protection systems
  • Stylish cast-aluminum casework
  • Designed in the UK


  • Frequency response: 10 Hz–20 kHz
  • THD + N: 0.001% at 2V output, 32-ohm load
  • SNR (A-weighted): 109 dB at 2V output, 23-ohm load
  • Power requirements: 12V DC, 1.5A
  • Headphone output power: 2.0W (16-ohm load), 1.1W (32-ohm load), 0.13W (300-ohm load)
  • Recommended impedance: 16–600 ohm, ⅛ in (3.5 mm) or ¼ in (6.35 mm) plug
  • Output impedance: <0.5 ohm
  • Input levels: 0–4V (RCA), 0–8V (XLR)
  • Dimensions: 7.6 x 1.7 x 5.3 in (19.4 x 4.4 x 13.5 cm)
  • Weight: 1.6 lbs (0.71 kg)


All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.

Estimated ship date is May 24, 2017 PT.

After the drop ends, payment will be collected and the group’s order will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Check the discussion page for updates on your order.