The Ear headphone amplifier features a new surface mount pcb, and operates in Class A for the best performance from your headphones.
To enjoy music through your headphones simply connect the Ear to the tape output of an amplifier using phono leads and plug your headphones into the front panel. There is even a link socket in case you need your tape output sockets for other use.
The Ear offers a detailed, open and musical sound that makes it a great way to connect your headphones to any system, not just Rega.
Power Supplies & Noise Reduction
The Ear pushes the Brio-R Power Amplifier circuit concept to a new level with the use of a low noise fully regulated supply. Noise has also been kept to a minimum by the use of an external mains transformer. The Ear exceeds the voltage requirements of IEC 268-15. This along with low output impedance makes it suitable for studio use, as well as a hi-fi Headphone Amplifier. The Ear operates in Class A at normal listening levels.
High Quality Components
The Ear utilises the highest quality components and our engineers experience to achieve the best sonic performance. Utilising the design ideals of the 'cascaded emitter follower output stage' with a pair of complementary Darlington output transistors, along with Polyester film and Nichicon FG capacitors in critical positions ensures it is our most advanced performing headphone amplifier to date.
Housed in a compact custom case the Ear is designed to match the current range of Rega electronics with a matching high gloss front facia. The Ear Headphone Amplifier benefits from an all new extruded aluminium case and new styling giving it more of a family feel to match its illustrious big brothers. The Ear simply connects to the tape output of an amplifier via phono leads, the headphones are plugged into the front panel and there is a link socket incase you need your tape output sockets for other use.
Maximum output level
25ohm load 775mW
32ohm load 685mW
50ohm load 530mW
100ohm load 320mW
600ohm load 60mW
Open circuit voltage 6V
Input impedance 20KOhm
Frequency response 12Hz to 37KHz
THD typically 0.003%
Signal to noise ratio referenced to max output level -100dB (22Hz – 22KHz)
Maximum Power requirements 24VAC at 225mA (685mW 32W)
Dimensions: 178mm Wide / 155mm Depth / 45mm Height