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Klipsch launches £520 Heritage Headphone Amplifier

It’s been well over a year since we first clapped eyes on the Klipsch Heritage HP-3s, supposedly the company’s “most impressive” headphones to date. They’re now available in the UK, priced at £1300, and alongside them is the Heritage headphone amplifier, also launching in the UK now and priced at £520.

Naturally, the Heritage headphone amp can work with other headphones - but Klipsch says it's designed to get the very best out of the HP-3.

Driven by a high-resolution ES90128K2M ESS Sabre32 Reference DAC, it can handle 24bit/192kHz PCM and 11.2MHz DSD files.

Two headphone sockets, and balanced XLR and switchable RCA outputs enable it to be used either with headphones or solely as a DAC in a stereo system. They’re joined by optical, coaxial and line-level inputs.

The Heritage headphone amplifier’s aluminium casing is finished in walnut, with anodized aluminium switches and knobs contributing to its distinctive look.

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Becky is the managing editor of What Hi-Fi? and, since her recent move to Melbourne, also the editor of Australian Hi-Fi magazine. During her eight years in the hi-fi industry, she has been fortunate enough to travel the world to report on the biggest and most exciting brands in hi-fi and consumer tech (and has had the jetlag and hangovers to remember them by). In her spare time, Becky can often be found running, watching Liverpool FC and horror movies, and hunting for gluten-free cake.