HeadRoom Desktop Power Supply
Knowledgeable audiophiles realize a high-quality power supply is as critical to the sound as the actual electronic components in the signal path. The uber-fast voltage tracking regulator circuit in the HeadRoom DPS precisely and accurately responds to the tiniest voltage fluctuations from output current changes and instantly drives the supply rails to the exact voltage demanded. Effortlessly powers up to six HeadRoom Desktop Line and/or Micro Line units simultaneously.
Try the DPS under our HeadRoom 30-day 'no questions-asked' guarantee and hear the sonic differences for yourself!
- Provides perfectly regulated, robust power for maximum sonic performance from your HeadRoom amps/DACs
- Can power up to six HeadRoom Desktop Line or Micro Line products (non-portable editions)
- Worldwide operation with user-switching for either 110VAC or 220VAC [+/- 15VAC]
- Designed, engineered and manufactured in Montana USA
What's In The Box:
- (1) HeadRoom 'DPS' 5-pin DIN power cord [to HeadRoom amp or DAC]
- (1) IEC ac power word [USA/North America]
- HeadRoom owner's manual
Any hard-core audiophile will tell you that a power supply is basically as important to the sound quality as the actual electronic components in the audio signal path. If you think about it for a second, you'll note that the rapidly changing (with the audio signal) demand for current in the amplifier electronics has to come from somewhere. In an inferior power supply, this volatile, inconsistent demand for current shows up as tiny voltage variation flaws on the amplifier's power supply rails. This can cause less than articulate response, muddy detail resolution, pinched dynamics, and crosstalk between channels -- among other rather nasty-sounding things. But in an excellent power supply, like the superb voltage tracking regulator circuit in the HeadRoom 'DPS', the regulator very quickly, precisely, and accurately responds to even quite minor voltage fluctuations due to output current changes and drives the supply rail to the exact voltage specified instantaneously. The end sonic result is fully extended timbral accuracy, precise tonal texture presentation, and uber-quick dynamic range liquidity. Obscure soundstage imaging details and subtle recording nuances will also become much more clearly evident when correctly powering your Class-A high-end headphone amplifier.
The DPS is also very stable over an ultra-wide temperature range with no measureable degradation in performance. Plus with six independent outputs located on the rear panel of the unit, you can get that same seriously-upgraded power supply benefit for up to six of your HeadRoom audio components using 5-pin DIN-plug power receptacles. We feel the HeadRoom 'DPS' is easily amongst the best head-amp power supplies available on the audiophile market today, at a significantly lower cost than many other similar-quality units... SO GET THE POWER! We recommend trying out the DPS unit with our high-end HeadRoom Desktop 'Ultra' headphone amps and/or the HeadRoom Desktop UDAC and hearing for yourself the difference a strong, precise power supply can make to the sound quality of your 'Class-A'-biased audiophile headphone rig.
As always, keep in mind our standard HeadRoom "no-questions-asked" 30-day return policy guarantees you'll like what you hear. If not, please feel free to send it back within one month for a full purchase price refund. No re-stocking fees charged or return authorization needed (as long as product remains "like-new").
All HeadRoom Desktop products are hand-built in Montana, USA.
Dimensions The HeadRoom Desktop Power Supply measures 6 1/4" x 6 1/4" x 3 1/3" tall and weighs in at a powerful 3lbs.
Posted by Kronsteen from Boston on 2013-02-01
Recommend Product: Yes
Pros: Greater clarity and detail
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Posted by Eric0 from Canada on 2010-02-02
Recommend Product: Yes
Pros: Maxes out the audio chain
Cons: Expensive, heavy
If you want the best of the best, the DPS is it. With 6 outlets, the DPS it is a bit overkill but so is the price of being an audiophile. To get the most out of it, make sure you use high quality interconnects with your amps/dacs.
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