Audeze has produced excellent headphones with their outstanding performance and durable build. It was about time that Audeze introduced its very own headphone amplifier and with the Audeze Deckard, it brings to us a A-class amplifier to compliment most headphones. The Audeze Deckard is a powerhouse that combines a headphone amplifier with a high-performance DAC that can drive any headphone with power to spare. The sound that you get is exciting and dynamic along with beautifully rendered tonal colours that will make your music come alive. The soundstage is spacious, while, the bass is full, well defined and deep, it produces treble that is refined and pure.
With astounding specification, the Deckard's DAC can handle 16 to 32-bits and sampling rates from 44.1kHz to 384kHz.The Deckard is definitely a great choice if you are looking to drive the best of your headphones.
"If you’re on a budget and you’re looking for an all-in one amplifer/DAC, or even standalone amplifier that can power a wide variety of headphones (planar and dynamic) and IEMs, the Deckard would certainly be toward the top of my list!"
DECKARD Class-A AMP/DAC Headphone Amplifier
If music is an important part of your life you deserve to hear the real thing. The Deckard is a powerhouse of a headphone amplifier combined with a high-performance DAC. There’s a front panel volume control and switches to choose gain and input so you can use the Deckard as a great line-level preamp to drive your whole desktop system. The sound is exciting and dynamic with beautifully rendered tonal colors that make music come alive.
The internal DAC has impressive specifications that plays 16 to 32-bit audio and sampling rates from 44.1kHz to 384kHz on Mac OS 10.6.4 and above. Windows computers are system limited to 192kHz and 24-bits. The front-panel gain switch chooses between three gain settings and we recommend starting at the uppermost position labeled Mid with Audeze headphones; other brands may require changing the gain.
Engineered and handcrafted
The style and build quality is simply outstanding, the brushed aluminum finish and heft of the Deckard is substantial. The Deckard has input and gain settings with a smooth-turning volume control and puts out 4W of incredibly low-distortion sound for more air, separation and soundstaging abilities.
There’s a volume control and there are front-panel switches that allow you to choose gain and input so you can also use the Deckard as a great line-level preamp. It supports the following AC Inputs: AC100V: 90V-110V; AC110V:100V-120V (Factory Default); and AC230V: 210V-230V.
Cutting-edge industrial design by BMW’s i8 team
You’ll not only be proud of how the Deckard sounds, it also looks striking on the desktop with beautifully machined heatsinks down each side. Our strategic partner Designworks, a BMW group subsidiary, provided the industrial design for the Deckard. Audeze combined their cutting-edge designs with our own circuit technologies to create an astonishingly accurate sounding headphone amplifier.
Exclusive DAC and amplifier technology
The DAC section has impressive specs and handles 16 to 32-bits and 44.1kHz to 384kHz sampling rates. The Deckard features a single-ended class-A output stage with good damping characteristics to control the strong and tuneful bass. Its power handling capabilities at lower impedances is ideal for planar magnetic headphones, but It drives any headphone with power to spare.
5Hz - 100000Hz
0.00045% (1KHz )
155 x 290 x 50 mm
All amplifiers purchased from Audeze directly or through any of their dealers will retroactively have a 3-year warranty from the date of purchase. Normal wear and tear of the product are not covered. All other natural materials and parts including accessories are covered under a 1-year warranty. This warranty covers all manufacturing defects in material or workmanship for a period of 3 years from the date of original purchase. Audeze will (1) replace or repair the product at no charge or (2) exchange the product with a product that is new. For more details, check our Warranty Page.
"If you’re on a budget and you’re looking for an all-in one amplifer/DAC, or even standalone amplifier that can power a wide variety of headphones (planar and dynamic) and IEMs, the Deckard would certainly be toward the top of my list!" Read More
"And now that I'm really focusing on the sound I know why the Deckard was so easy to take for granted. It's effortlessly clear and clean, like it's doing nothing at all. The soundstage is spacious." Read More