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The Audio Guild EMAC 535SE Headphone Amp

The Audio Guild EMAC 535SE Headphone Amp

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Retro-Inspired Headphone Amp, Made in the USA

A new solid-state headphone amp from The Audio Guild, the EMAC 535SE is drawing rave reviews from those who have listened to sample units at Head-Fi meets—some are even declaring it the best headphone amp they’ve ever heard. It aims to achieve the warmth and detail of a classic SET tube amplifier, but without the heat of vacuum tube amps or the need to replace tubes. The studio-grade input transformers provide ultra-quiet, low-distortion signal amplification, along with ground isolation and high common mode rejection. Meanwhile, the unique single-ended JFET/bipolar output stage delivers a low-impedance, high-current output. It’s all wrapped in a solid wood case with an engraved Traffolyte front panel and genuine Daka-Ware bakelite knobs—a vintage industrial design inspired by classic radios of the 1920s.

Learn more about the sound, design, and development process in The Audio Guild Journal and this Headfonics review.

Note: At checkout, you’ll have your choice between 110V and 240V. This drop is limited to 50 units.

The Audio Guild EMAC 535SE Headphone Amp
The Audio Guild EMAC 535SE Headphone Amp
The Audio Guild EMAC 535SE Headphone Amp


  • The Audio Guild
  • Exclusive passive/active hybrid amplifier circuit
  • Studio-grade input transformers
  • Unique single-ended JFET/bipolar output stage
  • Zero global feedback
  • Gain: 14 dB
  • Maximum output: 14 volts peak/250 mA
  • Power (peak): 2W/32 ohm, 3.12W/50 ohm, 1.96W/100 ohm, 0.65W/300 ohm, 0.33W/600 ohm
  • Output impedance: 1 ohm
  • THD+N: 0.05%
  • 3 inputs, preamplifier output
  • Telecom-grade headphone jack with integral switching of preamplifier output
  • Solid wood case
  • Engraved Traffolyte front panel
  • Genuine Daka-Ware bakelite knobs
  • Dimensions: 14 x 7 x 7.75 in (36 x 18 x 20 cm)
  • Made in the USA


All orders will be shipped by the vendor.

Estimated ship date is July 3, 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.