Heed Audio Canalot MKIII with XPSU

£560.00£855.00

Building upon the acclaimed CanAmp and integrating aspects of their Luna modular classic, the CanAlot as with most of the classic design of Heed Modular devices meets the high-tech solutions of the digital world and in addition, their unique speaker driving system. If you are not into the many-box hi-fi racks or space-eating speakers and amplifiers, CanAlot provides a nice alternative and somewhat different proposition.

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As Heed charmingly portray – the CanAlot is akin ‘to a nice black brick on steroids’.

Building upon the acclaimed CanAmp and integrating aspects of their Luna modular classic, the CanAlot as with most of the classic design of Heed Modular devices meets the high-tech solutions of the digital world and in addition, their unique speaker driving system. If you are not into the many-box hi-fi racks or space-eating speakers and amplifiers, CanAlot provides a nice alternative and somewhat different proposition.

Like the CanAmp, this is also a two-stage amplifier, and has a pure class-A output stage as well. But similarities end here. CanAlot is a rare piece amongst the headphone amplifiers with its RC-coupled output (Heed’s signature speciality). It almost works like their famous Transcap-technology amplifiers, conveying all of their benefits. Of course, the power delivery system is tuned to the lower demands of the headphones.

Perfect for anyone wanting extreme performance with their headphones, and a perfect ‘desktop’ audio system in it’s own right (can be used very effectively as a pre-amplifier as well). For a nice and smooth sound the Canalot has heed’s new regulated power supply. It works well with the supplied outboard PSU, but of course, there is always an upgrade option. The Q-PSU is the next step up with its generously sized linear, regulated power rails – and when coupled with the CanAlot this combination as a headphone amplifier by itself will lose you in the immediacy and intimacy of music.

As upgrades go, apart from the power supply addition that the Q-PSU offers, Heed’s nice level of optional connectivity is always a pleasure. As such, the CanAlot can be upgraded to utilize their 1.2 DAC card and also the 2.0 USB card (or you can purchase the CanALot with this card pre-installed), and can work like a 192 kHz / 24 bit capable digital-analogue converter with either a computer or any S/PDIF-output sources (see additional CanAlot with these options from the Modular section).

Reference is an over used word these days in amplification and in Hi-Fi in general, but if you were to ‘reference’ a product for sheer musicality (especially in today’s increasingly ”austere” digital world) that invokes such warmth, tonal dexterity and realism – then the Heed CanAlot would be one of the first options on a page.

Please note – available with or without DAC 1.2 card and USB 2.0 pre-fitted.

Available in a black casing with black fascia.

Features & Benefits:

  • Class A design
  • 2 headphone connectors
  • Capacitor-coupled output
  • Upgradeable digital card system, or purchase with this installed
  • Analogue, S/PDIF digital and USB 2.0 inputs (with installed DAC/USB option)
  • Upgradeable power supply options

Specifications:

  • Inputs: 1 x analogue
  • Outputs: 2 x 6.35mm headphone / 1 x line out
  • Frequency response (+0, -1 dB): 6 Hz – 260 kHz
  • Input impedance: 10 kΩ
  • Gain: 20 dB
  • Input sensitivity: 320 mV
  • Power: 200 mW (32 Ω) / 100 mW (120 Ω) / 20 mW (600 Ω)
  • SNR: > 100 dB
  • Upgrade card options: 1 DAC 1.2 / 1 USB 2.0
  • Supported sampling frequencies: 44.1 / 48 / 88.1 / 96 / 192 kHz (with installed DAC/USB)
  • Power supply options: X-PSU 40 (standard) / Q-PSU / Obelisk PX
  • Max. consumption: 17 W
  • Weight: 1.2 kg
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 9.5 x 7.5 x 25 cm

Additional information

Brand

Heed Audio

Colour

Black

DAC/USB Card

Without DAC/USB Card, With DAC/USB Card

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