SOLD: Heed CanAmp headphone amplifier £145


Deliberately Rive Gauche
Wammer Plus
Jun 22, 2013
Rural Leics [system 1] & Kendal [systems 2 & 3]
HiFi Trade?
  1. No
Excellent headphone amplifier, scratches/rubs to top surface.

RRP £330. Seeking £145, discounts for established Wammers, see in-store for details. Terms and conditions apply.

Location Leicestershire, happy to ship.

Courtesy of Analague Seduction:

The CanAmp is a two-stage amplifier. While the first - voltage gain - stage is based on an integrated circuit of the highest audio pedigree, the second - power gain - stage is a single-ended, pure Class-A amplifier. It enables the CanAmp to drive virtually any headphones from 8 ohms up to 600 ohms. As its output power (at 8 ohm) is nearly 1W, the CanAmp could drive even a high-sensitivity loudspeaker!

The unit has no internal wiring, and the signal path is kept to a minimum on its PCB. Its high-quality, 1 dB-tolerance Blue Alps volume pot goes through a further selection process during manufacturing to achieve an even tighter, 0.5 dB tolerance. 

The CanAmp not only has a line-level input but offers a line-level output to boot; it can therefore be connected to the TAPE MONITOR output of an amplifier, leaving the TAPE output free for additional components (MP3, MiniDisc, CDR, etc.). Gold-plated RCA terminals are used, and soldered directly onto the fibreglass PCB.

Measured performance is excellent, the bandwidth going far beyond the audio range in both bass and treble, with low distortion into any normal headphone impedance and plentiful output.

Output level isn’t everything and the Heed will in any case drive even harder, but this amp impressed not least on account of its large audio scale. Indeed, even with quite modest volume-control settings the soun just seemed big and generous, tonally, dynamically and even spatially. Once again, there’s a lot of detail, but the dominant impression is of size. 
Funnily enough, this was perhaps more pronounced with some unaccompanied solo vocals than with orchestra or mega-rock, but that just serves to remind one that the human voice can indeed be a very big instrument. Perhaps if you like your music a bit on the polite side this may seem a touch excessive, but we freely confess that we just loved it. Tonality is great too.

Technical Specifications:

Input Sensitivity/Impedance: 200 mV/10 kOhm
Power Output: 900 mW @ 8 Ohm
Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 95dB
Distortion: <0,5% (900 mW/1 kHz)
Frequency Range: 10 Hz - 50 kHz (+/- 0,5dB)

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May 7, 2011
HiFi Trade?
  1. No
Just to say heed make great Audio equipment. I’ve got a heed Quasar + psu and love it 👍

good luck with the sale 

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