There are few engineers that have achieved the level of respect garnered by the legendary British professional audio industry veteran Rupert Neve. The pro audio world’s version of Meridian’s Bob Stuart, Neve has designed some of the most iconic products in audio production history, including the famous Neve 8078 console that was immortalized in the Dave Grohl movie “Sound City”.
Neve’s latest endeavor is Rupert Neve Designs and the company’s latest product is the new RNHP headphone amplifier. Based on headphone output circuit utilized in Rupert Neve Designs’ 5060 Centerpiece Desktop MIxer, the RNHP is a 24-volt reference-quality headphone amplifier.
The made-in-the-U.S.A amp features specialty calibrated +4dBu balanced line (XLR), unbalanced RCA and 3.5mm (1/8-inch) inputs within a VESA-compliant mountable chassis, and the company says the RNHP delivers, “effortless, wide-open sonic performance, and the ability to drive any pair of headphones without compromise. The RNHP allows you to perform, mix and enjoy your music with a new level of clarity.”