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RHA introduces two new in-ear headphones and their first DAC/headphone amplifier

By Marcus Wong - on 11 Nov 2016, 11:38am

RHA introduces two new in-ear headphones and their first DAC/headphone amplifier

RHA’s latest products from IFA 2016 are now available in Singapore, and the new range includes a headphone amplifier/DAC and two high resolution audio in-ear headphones.

RHA Dacamp L1 Headphone Amplifier & DAC

RHA’s first ever headphone amplifier/DAC, the Dacamp L1 is uses two ESS Sabre ES9018K2M DAC chips paired with class AB amplifiers to cover both stereo channels in a fully balanced configuration. It supports High Resolution Audio (HRA) formats up to 384kHz/32bit PCM and Quad DSD (11.2MHz, DSD256).

The Dacamp L1 allows for control over bass and treble frequency ranges with physical dials that allow for 12 steps of control (-3dB to 9dB). It’s compatible with current smartphone OS systems (Android 4.0+ with OTG, iOS) and standard desktop operating systems like Linux, Windows, and Mac while still offering support for analog devices via it’s 3.5mm line-in and support for mini-TOSLINK optical input.

The Dacamp L1 uses one ESS Sabre ES9018K2M DAC chip per channel.

A 4000mAh lithium ion battery gives the Dacamp L1 enough juice to power headphones with impedances from 12-600 ohms for up to 10 hours, so you can use this with almost any set of headphones out in the market right now. It features a standard 3.5mm headphone out jack and a 4-pin mini XLR connection for better flexibility, and can even be used as a power bank when not in use.

The Dacamp L1 Headphone Amplifier & DAC retails for S$898.

RHA CL1 Ceramic

The CL1 Ceramic produces great sound over the entire frequency range by using two drivers. A precision CL Dynamic driver handles the bass and midrange frequencies, and – as the name implies – a ceramic driver plate handles the high frequencies above 8kHz. It has a frequency range of 16-45,000Hz, and a sensitivity of 87dB, with an impedance of 150ohms.

The CL1 Ceramic features fully moldable over-ear hooks that hold the headphones in position by running over and behind the ears. Thanks to a tri-material design, these are easily adjustable to your own personal ear shape for a secure fit, which gives better noise isolation.

A two driver design gives the CL1 great audio performance across the frequency spectrum.

What’s unique is that it also features a detachable cable system with locking sMMCX connections for better contact efficiency. This also means that you can switch out the cables to best suit your own personal preferences, but the CL1 Ceramic already comes with a quality cable in the form of RHA’s silver core Ag4x balance cable with 4 pin mini-XLR termination. A separate braided OFC cable with both 3.5mm and 6.35mm terminations is also provided.

The CL1 Ceramic retails for S$848.


Finally, the CL750s are a pair of precision in-ear headphones that are feature stainless steel housings made in RHA’s Aerophonic design. Eight times more dense than common thermoplastics, the 303F steel used for the CL750s have very low internal resonance. This, coupled with the Aerophonic design allows the drivers to transfer sound straight to your ears without distortion at any volume.

The headphones said to be “precision engineered” for high-resolution audio, using an ultra-wideband CL Dynamic transducer for true-to-life sound reproduction across the headphone’s frequency range of 16Hz to 45kHz.

The Aerophonic design allows the CL750's CL Dynamic Transducer to send sound straight to your ear without distortion.

Like the CL1 Ceramic above, the CL750 favors a over-ear wearing style, with over-ear hooks designed to allow for a comfortable fit in any ear. The cables used are made of oxygen-free copper, and have been engineered to eliminate cross-channel interference. The cables are also coated in TPE with stainless steel reinforced cable divides and terminations.

The CL750 will retail for S$248.

All the products above are available by the end of this month at all authorized RHA distributors.

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