Sennheiser has recently launched its audiophile range – the fully balanced headphone amplifier HDV 820. The all new digital section of the HDV 820 is powered by a high-quality ESS SABRE32 digital-to-analog converter in a completely balanced topology. The DAC offers unequalled dynamic range, ultra-low distortion, and unmatched audio clarity. It performs at a PCM resolution of 32 bits and a sampling rate of up to 384 kHz and up to 12.3 MHz in the DSD mode. The analog section and the power amplifier of the HDV 820 derive from the existing HDVD 800, but in an improved version. Its multiple audio outputs include an unbalanced output through an XLR3/6.3 mm combined NEUTRIK socket, one balanced XLR4, and two balanced 4.4 mm Pentaconn sockets. With the Pentaconn connector, the unmodulated, very low contact resistance of the Pentaconn connection leads to a distortion-free signal transmission. The HDV 820 delivers superlative performance using digital sources, whether optically, coaxially, or via USB, as well as analog sources via balanced (XLR) and unbalanced (RCA) inputs.

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