Head Box DS
D/A converter & headphone amplifier
Superior D/A conversion & outstanding headphone sound for digital and analogue sources combined in one box!
Head-Box DS is based on the former SE model, which has a very good sound quality, but only one analogue input. So we kept a similar concept, improved the power supply and added a high-quality digital section! It’s USB input works up to 24/192 in asynchronous mode! Playback for any headphone offers realistic sound-staging on all volume levels for 3 digital and 1 analogue sound source. Head Box DS also provides a high-quality front display, that gives full information on current status. Luxury aluminium faceplate is available in silver or black finish.
Can be used as DAC? Yes, internal D/A conversion offers additional RCA line output that can be used with any hifi-system as cost-effective sound upgrade for existing digital sound sources. As DAC Box DS, Head Box DS uses feedback loop for controlling computer and amount of data sent. This allows implementation of a high quality, fixed frequency clock directly in the DAC section to keep jitter as low as possible.
- Audiophile grade headphone amp & 24bit D/A conversion
- 3 digital inputs: Asynchronous USB 2.0, S/PDIF, Toslink
- Special USB-2.0 driver for 24/192 (24/96 with USB1.1)
- Ultra low-noise semiconductors
- SMD technology for short signal paths
- Analogue output (RCA) for use as D/A converter
- Analogue input (RCA)
- Headphone socket (6,3mm jack plug)
- DC power supply (< 1 watt standby power)
- Metal case shields the electronics from vibrational and electromagnetic interference
- Faceplate silver or black
|Power output||350 mW / 30 ohms, 60 mW / 300 ohms|
|Headphone connection||>30 ohms|
|Signal to noise||112dB (A weighted) at full output|
|Frequency response||20 Hz - 20 kHz /-0.5 dB|
|Headphone jack||3-pole ¼“ (6.3mm ) co-axial jack|
|Line-level input||1 pair RCA/phono sockets|
|Line-level output||1 pair RCA/phono sockets|
|A/D-converter||Cirrus Logic CS4344. 24 Bit / 192 kHz Delta Sigma-D/A-Wandler|
|Supported audio format||PCM (LPCM). No support for formats like Dolby® Digital or DTS™|
|Coaxial input||44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.2 kHz und 192 kHz|
|USB input||44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz, 176.2 kHz und 192 kHz|
|Optical input||44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz und 96 kHz|
|USB input||5 pin b connector|
|USB signal||digital serial data protocol USB 2.0|
|Operating systems||Windows XP® , Windows Vista® , Windows 7® , Windows 8® and Mac OS®|
|Outboard power supply||18 V/ 500 mA DC, suitable for your country's mains supply|
|Power consumption||<1 W in Stand-By|
|Dimensions W x H x D with sockets||103 x 72 x 150 mm|
|Weight||990 g without power supply|
The device is fully compatible with Windows 10. It may be necessary to reinstall latest drivers after updating from Windows 7/8/8.1 to Windows 10.
You do not need a driver. The driver is already integrated in the operating system.
Turn off your Computer and press at start alt+cmd+p+r until another starting sound appears. With this command the USB bus will be reset and the Head Box DS will be recognized new.