Different types of headphones make very different demands on headphone outputs as regards current and voltage. If you have ever connected your high-class headphones to a CD player or an integrated amplifier, you are aware of this problem.
The Rhinelander is a very ambitious high end headphone amplifier for a beginner’s budget which can fulfil even very high aspirations. Its sonic kinship with Lehmannaudio’s top-of-therange model, the Linear, is unmistakeable.
The powerful, discrete solid-state output stage in the low-distortion Class A operating mode with no global negative feedback
also gives the Rhinelander a very transparent sound and has enough power reserves for the vast majority of today’s headphone sets. The gain of the Rhinelander may be adjusted via jumper for the different types of headphones.
Selected top-grade components and a sophisticated circuit design guarantee an outstanding listening pleasure, for even in
this device Lehmannaudio does not do without a dual-sidedcircuit board for an optimal layout or a genuine studio proven
Neutrik headphone output socket.
The potentiometers are hand-picked for an excellent channel balance to maintain the localisation as steady as it is on the
Low-loss MKP capacitors in the audio path for a perfect transient response or a quiet power supply with extra long-life capacitors are normally uncommon in a unit of this price range.
Additionally the Rhinelander also features two inputs plus an input selector that uses a high-quality relay. Who does not
need the second input may reconfigure via jumper the second socket pair into an output. Thus the Rhinelander can also double
as a high-end single source preamp, similar to the Linear.