The Nighthawk headphone amplifier by Audio Electronics (Designed and manufactured by Cary Audio) – is an all-new design, featuring “top quality parts mounted on a thick gauge fiberglass circuit board”.

Operating in Class A throughout, the Nighthawk’s front end is a high-speed FET, which then goes to a fully complementary high-speed buffered output stage for high linearity and low distortion.

No global feedback is used in the design of the amplifier, and it is designed to drive headphones with an impedance between 20 and 600 ohms. A five second muting circuit prevents any annoying pops and clicks when turning on the Nighthawk headphone amplifier.

The Nighthawk Headphone Amplifier will begin shipping on May 21, 2012.

Retail price: $1,195

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