The stars of this week’s Picture Sunday are Klipsch Heritage DAC/AMP and the matching Heritage HP-3 headphone. For previous Picture Sunday posts, click HERE.
To be honest I never really associated Klipsch with high end personal audio and I don(t think I’m the only one. Klipsch probably realized that and they have now launched their Heritage Series. In this series we so far find one brand new dynamic driven full sized headphone called the HP-3 and a desktop sized DAC/AMP combo.
The HP-3 headphone comes in the most luxurious and beautiful looking case ever made and the headphone itself looks gorgeous. I’ve seen many beautiful speakers from Klipsch and I’m happy to see they’re using their experience with wood in the Heritage series.
Designed from the most functional and premium materials available, the Heritage HP-3 headphones feature die-cast steel, milled wood, premium leathers, and machined aluminum components. Boasting a 52mm KG-520 biodynamic driver housed in a back-vented design, the HP3 headphones deliver unsurpassed acoustic performance.
The Heritage DAC/Amp that can be seen above is really small in size and it doesn’t only look good, but it sounds excellent as well. Especially with the HP-3 headphone the DAC/AMP unit, with the ESS ES90128K2M DAC chip inside, really shines.
Encased in formed aluminum with genuine walnut veneer, the Heritage Headphone Amplifier exudes quality before plugging in your headphones. All switches, knobs, and controls are weighted and anodized aluminum for great feel and tactile response. All analog switches operate through relays for the cleanest signal while maintaining a vintage feel.
Price wise we’re looking at €1199 for the HP-3 headphone and €599 for the DAC/AMP combo.
Review soon on Headfonia? Of course!