Arcam rHead Headphone Amp

Arcam rHead

Headphone Amp

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£169 RRP £199

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For the purest sound from your headphones, the Arcam rHead delivers a Class-A performance.

Highest quality Class-A sound

Expensive and difficult to design to a high standard, the Arcam rHead uses a true linear, Class-A amplifier design. Like the best Class-A design, it gives the rHead a wonderfully pure sound that's free from harshness. Using multiple, ultra-low noise power supplies and a directly couple signal path, the rHead also boasts astonishingly low levels of distortion and background noise, meaning that every subtle nuance of music can clearly be heard.

Drives all headphones
With its strong current output, the rHead effortlessly drives even the toughest headphones, making the most of their full dynamic range. With both 3.5mm and 6.35mm outputs, sound-degrading convertor sockets are unnecessary.

Precision volume control
Derived from the £4000 flagship A49 amp, the volume control uses a resistive ladder device for the most precise and accurate volume on both left and right channels.

Comprehensive protection system
To protect the rHead and your headphones, a comprehensive protection system is fitted. Unlike cruder protection systems, the rHead's system doesn't in anyway interfere with the sound quality.

Balanced inputs
You can connect the rHead up to your source by standard RCA phonos or professional grade, balanced XLR inputs. XLR inputs offer the highest grade of analogue sound connectivity.

Treat your prized headphones to the match they deserve, treat them to the Arcam rHead.

Click here for link to our blog review

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For the purest sound from your headphones, the Arcam rHead delivers a Class-A performance.

Highest quality Class-A sound

Expensive and difficult to design to a high standard, the Arcam rHead uses a true linear, Class-A amplifier design. Like the best Class-A design, it gives the rHead a wonderfully pure sound that's free from harshness. Using multiple, ultra-low noise power supplies and a directly couple signal path, the rHead also boasts astonishingly low levels of distortion and background noise, meaning that every subtle nuance of music can clearly be heard.

Drives all headphones
With its strong current output, the rHead effortlessly drives even the toughest headphones, making the most of their full dynamic range. With both 3.5mm and 6.35mm outputs, sound-degrading convertor sockets are unnecessary.

Precision volume control
Derived from the £4000 flagship A49 amp, the volume control uses a resistive ladder device for the most precise and accurate volume on both left and right channels.

Comprehensive protection system
To protect the rHead and your headphones, a comprehensive protection system is fitted. Unlike cruder protection systems, the rHead's system doesn't in anyway interfere with the sound quality.

Balanced inputs
You can connect the rHead up to your source by standard RCA phonos or professional grade, balanced XLR inputs. XLR inputs offer the highest grade of analogue sound connectivity.

Treat your prized headphones to the match they deserve, treat them to the Arcam rHead.

Click here for link to our blog review
Analogue RCA Inputs 1 RCA and 1 XLR
Dimensions WxDxH 194 x 135 x 44
Weight (KG) 0.71
Brand Arcam
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful and clear sound Updating my system: headphone HD700 (150 ohms); DAC DACMAGIC PLUS. I connected the DAC and this amplifier by XLR. In this case, I can not tell the difference between RCA and XLR. ADVANTAGES: 1. Silence: No background noise heard at maximum volume, 2. Powerful: More Dynamic when listening symphony or ACG music, 3. Good industry design: Compact, perfect volume control smooth like silk. DISADVANTAGES: 1. No RCA or XLR output; 2. Interfering noise: When your phone gets closer than 40cm, you will hear the noise. Generally, it has a good sound quality especially considering the price.
Date published: 2018-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Clear as a Bell Writing this review three weeks after purchasing the ARCAM rHead this amp does require some burn in time, first impressions were to return it. The treble sounded exaggerated as if played back through a badly adjusted equaliser. This settled down fairly quickly with playback back very much in line with the on line published reviews, smooth without exaggeration to any frequency, maintaining timing with no detectable distortion. Clear as a bell ! The above is based on listening through AKG550 headphones which are neutral, although not the best to take full advantage of this amp, I suppose. Recommend that you contact Richer Sounds for more info. I have found them very helpful though the years in providing unbiased knowledgeable advice and willing to accommodate demos.
Date published: 2018-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Amp First off when I took this unit out of the box, I was surprised how solid and heavy it is. The casing is obviously made of a thick heavy steel and the base doesn't have feet but is a full rubber bottom. The sound is actually not the improvement I was expecting. In that I thought it would make all my headphones sound better, not the case. It's more complicated than that. Most of my headphones are £100 or less and the Sennheiser HD518 isn't I feel a good match for it. Drum sounds are too fatiguing and vocals can sometimes be in your face. So another headphone is necessary, probably a much more expensive set.
Date published: 2018-03-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good, not great. Headphone output from a new cd player really not thumped by this Arcam headphone amp, and it really should be.
Date published: 2018-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Built like a Tank; Goes like a Ferrari! Makes any headphones perform well. Can drive two sets at the same time without any change in performance such is its capability. Driven off the tape output of my Naim preamp, I need to get a pair of Shure 1540 to reach valhalla! Oh, and I only listen to vynyl for serious listening, much of it 40 years old!
Date published: 2017-02-18
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Arcam Headphone Amp is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 5.
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Lowest price guaranteed!

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We're confident that our prices are amongst the very keenest out there, so we've made it as easy as pie to qualify for our Price Beat. Richer Sounds also guarantees to beat web prices, and Price Beat is even valid for 7 days after purchase, so if you've seen a cheaper price, let us know, and we'll happily beat that price by up to £100!

Products must be brand new, boxed, carry a comparable guarantee and be in stock at time of purchase. Richer Sounds price used to compare will be net of any voucher / trade in discounts.
T&Cs apply

Free UK delivery

Next day delivery and timed options available. Please see checkout for further details.

Buy now, pay later available
on purchases over £500

We offer 6 month interest free options. Call or ask in-store for details

For purchases over £500, pay a 10% deposit now and the balance in 6 months. Pay the balance in full before the end of the 6 months and there is no interest to pay whatsoever, just a one-off settlement fee of £29. Find out more