Audeze - DECKARD - Headphone Amps
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Item Summary
Class-A AMP/DAC Headphone Amplifier

If music is an important part of your life you deserve to hear the real thing. The Deckard is a powerhouse of a headphone amplifier combined with a high-performance DAC. There’s a front panel volume control and switches to choose gain and input so you can use the Deckard as a great line-level preamp to drive your whole desktop system. The sound is exciting and dynamic with beautifully rendered tonal colors that make music come alive.

"For price-to-performance ratio, it's a standout. Combines a highly resolving analog preamp with as little or as much gain as any sane person will need. Recommended? You bet!"


Exclusive DAC and amplifier technology

The DAC section has impressive specs and handles 16 to 32-bits and 44.1kHz to 384kHz sampling rates. The Deckard features a single-ended class-A output stage with good damping characteristics to control the strong and tuneful bass. Its power handling capabilities at lower impedances is ideal for planar magnetic headphones, but It drives any headphone with power to spare.

Engineered and handcrafted

The style and build quality is simply outstanding, the brushed aluminum finish and heft of the Deckard is substantial. The Deckard has input and gain settings with a smooth-turning volume control and puts out 4W of incredibly low-distortion sound for more air, separation and soundstaging abilities.

Cutting-edge industrial design by BMW’s i8 team

You’ll not only be proud of how the Deckard sounds, it also looks striking on the desktop with beautifully machined heatsinks down each side. Our strategic partner Designworks, a BMW group subsidiary, provided the industrial design for the Deckard. Audeze combined their cutting-edge designs with our own circuit technologies to create an astonishingly accurate sounding headphone amplifier.

Package Includes

  • 6-ft. USB cable
  • 6-ft AC power cord


 Line Out 

 Type - Single-Ended Class-A 

 SNR - 106dB A-Weighted 

 THD+N - 0.00045% at 1kHz 2VRMS A-Weighted

 Frequency Response - 5Hz-100kHz, -1dB (-0.03dB at 20Hz/-0.07dB at 20kHz)  

 Line Out Impedance - 50 ohms 

 Headphone Out 

 SNR - 106dB A-Weighted 

 THD+N - <0.1%, 20Hz - 20kHz 4W with 20 ohms load A-Weighted 

 Frequency Response - 5Hz-100kHz, -1dB (-0.03dB at 20Hz/-0.07dB at 20kHz) 

 Output Impedance - 3 ohms 

 Output Power - 4W at 20 ohms 

 DAC Section 

 Sample Rate - 16 - 32 Bit 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz,176.4kHz, 192kHz 

 System Support - Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1 USB2 driver requires installation 352.8kHz, 384kHz, Supported by Mac only. Native support for Mac OS 10.6.4 and above .

 Gain - Low=0dB, Mid=10dB, High=20dB 

 AC Input - AC100V: 90V-110V AC110V:100V-120V (Factory Default) AC230V: 210V-230V