Heed Audio Thesis Omega RC-coupled Monobloc Power Amplifier
The Thesis ω (omega) monobloc power amplifier is an RC-coupled device in true Heed fashion that drives loudspeakers in a similar way to valve power amplifiers, but without their inherent problems related to the vacuum tube
The Thesis ω (omega) monobloc power amplifier is an RC-coupled device in true Heed fashion that drives loudspeakers in a similar way to valve power amplifiers, but without their inherent problems related to the vacuum tube. Despite certain topological similarities to its valve counterparts, the Thesis ω is best described as a quintessentially solid-state power amp that successfully gets around the often sterile, lifeless sound of most solid-state devices. Heed believe that connecting amplifiers to speakers by RC-coupling instead of the prevalent DC-coupling results in a much more natural, less “cropped” decay of tones. Freed from all containments, they could achieve a no-compromise implementation of the Transcap topology in the Thesis ω.
With its very generously sized power supply, unlike valve amplifiers, it is also extremely stable even into the most difficult loads – continuous power delivery up to 160W or capability of driving loads down to 1.6 Ohm speak for themselves. It is capable of driving all kind of sensible speakers. In short, the thesis ω power amplifier epitomises an almost alchemical synergy of solid-state stability and the finesse and “live” magic usually achieved only by 300B triodes in valve amplification.
Paired perfectly for the Thesis α (alpha) preamplifier, the Thesis ω (omega) monobloc power amplifier has been lovingly crafted internally by the craftsman at Heed as one can see from the features above, but it is immaculate in conception in the flesh too. The casing is finished to the highest standard with the smoothest of black powder coated finishes and discrete wrapped sides. The extruded aluminium fascia fits onto the casing supremely and the front panel is gently black lit with white light, illuminating the name subtlety.
The rear of the unit has high quality speaker and unbalanced connections that are balanced appropriately in a measured fashion. Clearly defined and partitioned in black and white like the salient points of the most measured and well reasoned arguments. The Thesis ω (omega) monobloc amplifier is driven by power, precision and fidelity – it is a modern classic of innovative amplification that will put you back in love with your most cherished recordings.
Available in a black casing with aluminium fascia.
- Inputs: 1x line input
- Outputs: 2x mono speaker / 1x line output
- Power (max): 160 W
- Load impedance (min): 1.6 Ω
- Max. consumption: 350 W
- Dimensions (WxHxD): 22 x 8.5 x 32.5 cm