Aphex Systems has announced its Model 454 HeadPod headphone distribution amplifier, a four-output pod with four independent stereo power amplifiers.
The company says HeadPod works with any headphone type and provides high headroom to avoid clipping even at high sound levels. Providing low distortion and wide frequency response, the Model 454 also allows for longer listening sessions without listener fatigue.
Individual volume controls are provided for each of the four headphone outputs, made with metal jacks. A master volume control on the HeadPod allows for matching of source levels. It connects to any analog source, with a rear selector switch to choose between balanced sources (discrete left and right) and unbalanced sources, such as stereo on TRS from a headphone amplifier.