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HeadAmp GS-X mk2 Balanced Headphone Amplifier / Pre-Amplifier


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The GS-X Mk2 is HeadAmp's flagship amplifier for dynamic and planar magnetic headphones. With a circuit that has evolved and matured over a 15-year period, the GS-X Mk2 is the most powerful, linear, and transparent amplifier that we have ever produced. Pushing up to 6W of class-A power into balanced headphones, the GS-X Mk2 can tame the toughest headphone loads on the market, while its' low-noise circuitry delivers an equally brilliant performance with sensitive in-ear monitors.

In addition, the GS-X Mk2 makes a fine preamp for your stereo speaker system. With its' high input impedance, low output impedance, multiple I/O options, 3-way gain control, and precise volume control, the GS-X Mk2 can fit into almost any stereo rig, and provide the same wonderfully transparent sound output that it does with headphones.

The GS-X Mk2 is a carefully handcrafted piece of audio equipment, with painstakingly matched components, and the highest standards for build quality in the business. Every GS-X Mk2 is tested extensively throughout the build process, as well as before, and after an extensive burn-in process to ensure the best possible performance.

As of January, 2017, all GS-X Mk2 ship with the DACT 24-step attenuator volume control.

Build quality, and fit and finish may rarely be equaled, but I doubt ever surpassed...The price/performance ratio is outstanding... this is an end-game amp for audiophiles looking for a transparent window through which to enjoy your music.

 

Tyll Hertsens, Innerfidelity

 

The HeadAmp GS-X mk2 is a refined piece of high-end workmanship...Its smoothness and sophisticated sound yields a top listening experience for the long haul.

 

 

The reproduction from the GSX Mk2 was always stellar and showed a musicality rarely found in most solid-state designs....the music just flows on the Mk2 and adds no significant coloration to the sound.

 

Frank Iacone, Part-Time Audiophile

Our Take

The GS-X Mk2 delivers the quickest, cleanest, most transparent sound you will find in a headphone amplifier, and does so regardless of the headphones you pair with it.  You'll simply hear the character of the headphones themselves, and the connected source, as the GS-X does its' part to supply all the power your headphones need, without coloring the sound.  The GS-X is carefully designed to provide the same level of experience whether listening with high sensitivity, multi-driver in-ear monitors, low-impedance current-hungry planar magnetic headphones, or low-efficiency, high-impedance headphones.  The combination of extra low-noise transistors, careful part matching, and an adaptable gain setting work together to give your entire collection of headphones just what they demand.

Join the numerous headphone manufacturers who use this amp in their development labs, and get the clearest sound possible from your cans.

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About HeadAmp

HeadAmp builds some of the world's best headphone amplifiers like our famous Blue Hawaii SE or our new compact GS-X mini. All of our solid state amps start with new-old-stock Japanese sand which are irreplaceable for discrete solid state designs.