The Earmen ST-Amp is a compact but powerful desktop DAC and headphone amp. Beautifully hand-built it’s a fully balanced design it will bring out the best of your headphones at a very reasonable price .
The amplifier is fully balanced, so your every sound from the input will become even cleaner and better, but that’s not all. We use the exact same topology for SE signals, so they become Balanced in a special way with almost no phase shift, additional noise or THD, which is great news because the sound from the SE output does not lag behind the sound from the Balanced output.
The headphones output are powered by two TPA6120 operational amplifiers, which have proven to be excellent in the audiophile world. To make the experience complete, we use a high-quality balanced ALPS potentiometer that contributes to the sound remaining unchanged, and the user satisfied during use.
ST-AMP affects the sound so that your DAC can be heard better. Although many DACs have excellent specifications, it is not enough for the sound to fully express itself. ST-AMP fully utilises the maximum dynamics provided by the sound source, so you will not be deprived of any detail. In addition, it very easily controls various headphone drivers, thus improving accuracy, neutrality and transparency.
Dynamic range above >126dB will guarantee you liveliness and musicality that will allow you to never have the feeling that you are missing something. With perfectly balanced sound and incredible dynamics, you will have the feeling of being in a concert hall.
Pre Out Option
On the back panel of the device we have SE and BAL Pre-Out outputs. This option allows the user to use the ST-Amp as a DAC and preamplifier for a much more powerful system.
Source of your choice
The sound source can be chosen according to your choice. Analog input or Digital/Integrated DAC gives you the freedom to listen to your favorite music from any source.
At the heart of the device itself is a noiseless linear power supply with great stability, so it can easily provide enough power even for the most demanding headphones. Apart from the special topology of the amplifier, the power supply is worthy of excellent characteristics even at full power, which is often not the case with most amplifiers, so in their specifications you can find measurements but at half power.
|Inputs||RCA Single End Input|
|Balanced 4.4 mm Input|
|Pre Outputs||RCA (SE output)|
|DSD||64 / 128 DoP|
|PCM||Up to 384 kHz|
|Dimensions||170x30x150 mm / 6,69″x1,18″x5,90″|
|Weight||1100 gr / 2,42lbs|
|SE in -SE out||SE in – BAL out|
|BAL in – SE out||BAL in – BAL out|