The DACS HeadLite 2 was officially launched at the 2007 AES Convention in New York. It is a 4 x input, 8 x output amplifier with input selection for each amplifier. Like its predecessor (the HeadLite), it offers the ability to drive any impedance of headphone to the headphone's maximum output level, if required, without distortion.
This upgraded version features new ICs that significantly improve the unit's overall performance, particularly into low impedance headphones. Input sensitivity is now set using two self cleaning push button switches on the rear panel, rather than the internal adjustment of the predecessor.
HeadLite 2 also features conductive plastic pots, an upgraded selector switch and a balanced input option using the THAT InGenius® IC.
The HeadLite2 is ideal for:
- Recording studios
- Radio stations
- Post production studios
- Listening areas in universities and colleges
- The overall performance of the HeadLite2 has been improved, creating a unit that sounds even better than its predecessor, still delivering superb open bass and effortless, clear mid and top. It is easier to use and will maintain its performance level for many years to come.
The HeadLite2 amplifiers have power to spare; the standard channels will easily and cleanly drive 400 ohm headphones at maximum output levels. Outputs for each channel appear on the front and rear, and are able to drive down long lines to headphone outlets in remote rooms. For each of the amplifiers, users can select from the four input (A, B, C and D) to hear A and B, or C and D as stereo and A, B, C or D as mono.
The HeadLite2 offers excellent signal to noise ratios, low cross talk, very low distortion and a bass response that is flat down to under 20Hz. The unit's frequency response (-0.5dB at 3hz to 35kHz) is substantially flatter (within 0.1dB over the 22Hz to 22kHz band) than its predecessor, thus offering improved fidelity. Because of the design of the amplifier's output stage, its high frequency response does not suffer significantly, even down very long lines.
The HeadLite2 is fitted with one high power channel for driving low impedances and has overall power output of over 200mW/ch RMS into 600R, or 125mW RMS into 150R, on the standard channels. As such, the HeadLite2 delivers all the features recording professionals need in a rugged and reliable package that will last for years.