Russ Andrews has entered into a distribution agreement with world-famous pro-audio designer, Rupert Neve, to bring the company’s RHNP Precision Headphone Amplifier to UK audiophiles, enabling them to experience studio quality reproduction from their headphones.
Rupert Neve is a legend in the world of professional studio equipment. Having founded The Neve Company in the UK during the 1960s, he designed and manufactured mixing consoles for some of the world’s biggest names in the recording business, including George Martin and AIR Studios, London. Today these original consoles are highly sought after, with, for example, the console originally from AIR to be found in Bryan Adam’s Vancouver studio. Now residing in Texas, Rupert runs Rupert Neve Designs and continues to produce high-quality analogue studio equipment that is very highly regarded.
The Rupert Neve Headphone Amplifier has been designed for use in studios and homes for tracking, mixing and listening to music. Based on the headphone circuit in the company’s 5060 Centerpiece Desktop Mixer, the RHNP is a dedicated 24V reference-quality headphone amplifier with specifically calibrated XLR/TRS +4dBu balanced line, unbalanced RCA and 3.5mm inputs. Suitable for use with a wide variety of sources, from professional mixing consoles, to DACs, to portable audio players and laptops, its effortless, wide-open sonic performance and the ability to drive any pair of headphones without compromise, allows users to enjoy their music with a new level of clarity. Rupert Neve Designs created the RNHP to accomplish one simple purpose: making any headphones sound their best.
Simon Dalton, marketing strategist at Russ Andrews says: “Rupert Neve believes that the headphone amplifier is just as important to the final sound quality as the headphones. Yet he was astonished by the number of headphone amps with compromised sonics, headroom and power. So he set out to create his own, based on the very highly regarded circuit designs of his professional mixers; products that have helped create much of the world’s favourite music.” He continues: “The credentials and pedigree of the RNHP couldn’t be better and we are delighted to be able to bring this product into the homes of UK audiophiles and music loving headphone users. We were blown away by the performance of this compact headphone amplifier when we first heard it and are sure our customers will be too.”
The Rupert Neve RNHP is available now for £469, including free UK mainland delivery direct from Russ Andrews and is covered by the company’s 14-day home equipment trial and 12-month warranty.