HeadAmp Pico DAC/Amp, Power & Slim
HeadAmp Pico DAC/Amp, Power & Slim

Big Sound, Small Package—Made in the USA

HeadAmp’s smallest amplifier at just 9.4 millimeters thick, the Pico Slim is an ideal companion for IEMs and low-impedance headphones. Its advanced circuitry creates a jet-black background for relaxed listening, and its special technology helps maintain perfect channel matching, even at very low listening levels. The chassis is milled from solid aluminum for a robust build that’s made to travel, and complete with a unique 255-step volume control and a powerful battery capable of 60 hours of playback time.

Note: At checkout, choose the Pico Slim (base price), the Pico DAC/amp (+ $90), or the Pico Power (+ $90). All three come in a matte black finish. Quantities are limited based on model.

HeadAmp Pico DAC/Amp, Power & Slim
HeadAmp Pico DAC/Amp, Power & Slim
HeadAmp Pico DAC/Amp, Power & Slim

About the Pico DAC/Amp

The all-time best seller from HeadAmp, the Pico DAC/amp offers clean, clear, powerful sound from a compact, handcrafted body. Equipped with a high-end Wolfson chipset, a two-cell lithium-ion battery, a low-noise circuit, and the kind of analog output that's rarely included in a portable amplifier, this up-sampling USB DAC/amp delivers an audio quality you might expect from a full-size component. The built-in battery offers approximately 30 hours of playback between charges, and the gain switch allows for pairing with both low-impedance headphones and IEMs and higher-impedance sources. From design to fabrication to assembly, the Pico is made entirely in the US, and the construction has an industrial, high-precision aesthetic. Of the build quality, InnerFidelity says, “Justin of HeadAmp is a notorious perfectionist and it shows.”

HeadAmp Pico DAC/Amp, Power & Slim
HeadAmp Pico DAC/Amp, Power & Slim
HeadAmp Pico DAC/Amp, Power & Slim
HeadAmp Pico DAC/Amp, Power & Slim

About the Pico Power

Among the most powerful portable headphone amps on the market, the Pico Power offers the highest sound quality of any amp in the Pico family. It delivers 18 volts of power and features a discrete diamond-buffer output stage with hand-matched transistors and current sources. Its low output impedance, very low noise floor, and three-way gain switch make it well suited for a wide range of dynamic headphones, from sensitive IEMs to full-size cans like the Sennheiser HD 800 and HiFiMAN HE series. Precision machined from a solid block of aluminum, the enclosure is complete with a satin finish and built to weather years of use. The included 9V alkaline batteries provide 40 hours of listening, and you can also swap in lithium rechargeable batteries (not included) for 30 to 50 hours of battery life per charge. Like the Pico Slim and the Pico DAC/amp, the Pico Power is made in the USA.

HeadAmp Pico DAC/Amp, Power & Slim

Specs: HeadAmp Pico Slim

Electrical

  • Type: Battery-powered solid state with 255-step volume control
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz–20 KHz +/- 0.1 dB
  • THD: 0.003%
  • SNR: >100dB
  • Crosstalk: >85 dB at 1 kHz
  • Gain: Up to 2x
  • Input impedance: 10 kohm
  • Power output: 0.35 W per channel at 32 ohm
  • Output impedance: <1 ohm
  • Battery: 4.2V lithium-polymer, 60-hour life, 3-hour charge time

Mechanical

  • Inputs: 3.5 mm stereo line input
  • Outputs: 3.5 mm stereo headphone
  • Dimensions: 1.55 x 3.15 x 0.37 in (39 x 80 x 9.4 mm)

Specs: HeadAmp Pico Power

Electrical

  • Type: Battery-powered solid state with discrete diamond-topology output
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz–20 KHz +/- 0.1 dB
  • THD: 0.0005% 1 kHz 0 dBu
  • SNR: >100dB
  • Crosstalk: >85 dB at 1 kHz
  • Gain: L – 1x, M – 3x, H – 9x
  • Input impedance: 50 kohm
  • Power output: 0.5 W per channel at 32 ohm
  • Output impedance: 0.2 ohm
  • Battery: 2 x 9V alkaline (included), 40-hour life; can also use any 9V rechargeable batteries with external charger (not included), 30- to 50-hour life

Mechanical

  • Inputs: 3.5 mm stereo line input
  • Outputs: 3.5 mm stereo headphone
  • Weight: 6.8 oz (194 g) with batteries, 3.6 oz (102 g) empty

Specs: HeadAmp Pico

Electrical (Amplifier)

  • Type: Battery-powered solid state
  • Frequency response: 20 Hz – 20 kHz +/- 0.1 dB
  • THD: 0.0009%
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: > 100 dB
  • Crosstalk: > 85 dB at 1 kHz
  • Gain: L - 2X, H - 6X
  • Input impedance: 50 kohm
  • Sample rates: 16 bit/44.1 kHz, 16 bit/48 kHz
  • Power output: 0.7 W per channel at 32 ohm
  • Battery: Built-in 8.4V lithium-polymer
  • Battery life: 30 hrs
  • Battery charge time: 3 hrs

Electrical (USB DAC)

  • Type: 24/96 upsampling DAC with USB input
  • Operating systems: Windows, Mac, and Linux; many Apple phones and tablets with Apple Camera Connection Kit; select Android phones with USB 2 Go cable

Mechanical

  • Inputs: 3.5 mm stereo line input, USB (if equipped)
  • Outputs: 3.5 mm stereo headphone
  • Dimensions: 2 x 2.75 x 0.85 in (5.1 x 7 x 2.2 cm)

Included

  • USB charger (Pico Slim) or AC charger (Pico DAC/amp)
  • Leather storage case
  • HeadAmp’s 3-year warranty

Shipping

All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.

Estimated ship date is Dec 22, 2017 PT.

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