Rupert Neve Designs: RNHP Precision Headphone Amplifier


Well suited for professional audio engineers, musicians, and the discerning audiophile, the Rupert Neve Designs RNHP Precision Headphone Amplifier is designed to deliver extremely reliable amplification to any pair of headphones. Based on the headphone amplifier from the model 5060 Centerpiece, the RNHP utilizes a dedicated 24V, reference-quality headphone amplifier with a calibrated +4 dBu Line, RCA, and 3.5mm stereo inputs. The RNHP provides an effortless, wide-open sonic character, which allows you to perform, mix, and enjoy music with a new level of clarity.

Working in a studio environment, musicians need to be able to monitor themselves without the obvious non-linear frequency response, noise, distortion, or lack of headroom. But what most performing musicians may not be aware of is the human brain’s ability for unconscious adaptation. While the conscious mind says “that sounds good enough,” the unconscious mind reacts to the cues fed back to it in ways that even experienced artists can’t overcome. A collection of subtle emotional nuances in a performance can be what separates a good performance from a sensational performance. As music lovers and music creators, the goal of the RNHP is to empower artists to perform and react to those nuanced emotions whenever possible.

For critical listening in the studio, an engineer may rely on headphones when deciding how to place microphones during a recording session. With a subpar headphone amplifier, an engineer may make shifts to the microphone placement based on a false account of the source material. With The RNHP’s near-zero Ohm output impedance, these issues in both individual headphones or when comparing multiple pairs of headphones are mitigated. The RNHP can be mounted with any VESA/100-compatible mount, which allows for pole mounts, wall mounts, table mounts, or articulating arm mounts, resulting in optimal positioning.