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Arcam rHead Headphone Amp
Arcam rHead Headphone Amp
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You are not going to get steep discounts from Arcam. They know they are the very best in the industry and the best never has to compete on price. I have this amp mounted under a shelf that hold my headphones and an interconnect to my DAP. Someday I might consider a standalone DAC but the current combo is the most brilliant I've ever had. If you have a pair of hard-to-drive large diaphragm cans or three or four of them, they will like thIs amp. I use HD600s for live acoustic or small combo studio acoustic and classical recordings. Basically anything recorded direct to 2-track master. Several nice closed back cans for bigger music and amplified live or studio recordings.
They all love the Arcam headphone amp. It grabs large drivers with a grip and control only big horsepower can manage, but with all that punch in reserve, Arcam still manages to get this thing to sound as delicate as one of those underpowered SET amps the Klipschorn guys use
Love it, love it, love it. Worth 4 bills and change all day long if you're a music lover.
Absolutely. Go check out Arcam gear. Put it next to Manley, Musical Fidelity, Pass, McIntosh, whatever.
They are consistently as good as gear from these companies and music lovers acknowledge this fact.
Anecdotal means relying on an anecdote, which I did not. Look it up if you think mentioning Arcam's general critical acclaim is "anecdotal." Lacking citation, sure. But if you were willing to check this thing called "Google" you could quickly verify. I'm pretty sure you are ignorant of the meaning of "anecdotal evidence."
Look up Arcam and you will find they do things their way. They hew to sound principles of electrical engineering but they lay out their own topography on every design.
Don't believe me, go ask someone who repairs high end equipment.
I don't know why you're so adamant at defending arcam. That really begs the question, why not just admit you're affiliated with them? Fact of the matter is, people on here think their prices are ridiculous when looking at other alternatives. The rHead says "designed in the UK". Alright, nice... What about where it was built? What about their warranty policy? There's a few reasons people aren't purchasing this.
1) Review sample size: there isn't a big enough sample.
2) Lots of plastic for a "premium product".
and finally, 3) Lack of inputs and low output power seems lackluster in comparison to the schiit jot.
People have a right to be skeptical, it's their money after all...
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