Designed & Made
in the USA
Optical & USB
1200mW RMS @ 32Ω
PRESENTING THE ALL-NEW DAC & AMP - THE SCHIIT HEL 2E, AN UPGRADE TO THE WIDELY POPULAR HEL
Schiit as a brand needs no introduction; they have been the veterans in the audio industry since Schiit started back in the year, 2010. Schiit garnered great success when they introduced the Hel. The Hel was considered the most versatile DAC & Amp ever designed. It catered to gamers and music enthusiasts alike. Building on the lineage, Schiit takes great pleasure in introducing the all-new Hel 2E Desktop DAC & Amp. It shares the same DNA as the original Hel but with modern I/O and more powerful circuitry. It is much more than just something for gamers. You could find that Hel 2E is everything you need in a single box because it is so powerful and versatile.
FEATURES AN ESS SABRE DAC CHIP FOR PRISTINE AUDIO PERFORMANCE
The Hel 2E features an ESS ES9018 D/A converter chip that delivers spectacular audio performance. The ESS ES9018 D/A converter chip enables decoding of 16-bit/44.1kHz to 32-bit/384kHz with USB and 16-bit/44.1kHz to 24-bit/192kHz with optical input. The USB receiver; has a C-Media CM6635 chipset that enables jitter-free audio transmission. The Hel 2E hosts top-shelf components in its circuitry. It has a high-quality filter and amp stages from Texas Instruments, like the TI OPA1656-based filter stage coupled with an Alps RK09 potentiometer, a sophisticated bipolar +/-12V supply, and precision thin-film resistors and film capacitors; Hel 2E delivers pristine audio performance.
NOTE: USB Playback: 16/44.1 to 32/384 supported without drivers on Windows 10, Mac, Linux, Android (any UAC 2 device) with auto-switching to UAC1 for PS4, PS5, and Switch consoles.
DOUBLES-UP AS A PREAMPLIFIER WITH A DEDICATED SELECTABLE GAIN SWITCH
The Hel 2E is a DAC & Amp with incredible flexibility. The high-end ES9018 digital-to-analogue converter delivers exceptional sound. Connect to your computer via USB and your TV via optical, and create an entire system with powerful headphone output and versatile preamp output for powered monitors or external speaker amplifiers. The Hel 2E also features a selectable gain switch allowing you to pair power-demanding headphones or sensitive IEMs with the Hel 2E.
DEDICATED MICROPHONE INPUT AND COMPATIBILITY WITH GAMING CONSOLES
Schiit has designed the Hel 2E with a Microphone level controller knob and Microphone input, which makes it the go-to device if you are a gamer. Just plug Hel 2E into any PC, Mac, PS4, PS5, or Switch, and you’ll get tremendous sound. You will also sound good at the other end. The super-high-quality headphone audio, combined with a podcast-quality microphone input, allows you to hear every detail. The Hel 2E also ups your game in the office or home office. Your voice will stand out on Zoom calls with 24-bit TI analogue-to-digital conversion, and you’ll enjoy headphone audio with much higher power and lower distortion than any PC.
NOTE: Do not use a TRRS jack; it will not work.
SKILLFULLY DESIGNED IN CALIFORNIA AND BUILT IN TEXAS
The Schiit Hel 2E has been built to perfection with high-quality chassis. Hel 2E's overall production costs for the chassis, boards, assembly and other components go to US companies manufacturing in the US. The PCBs are created in Utah or Nevada, the chassis in California, and everything is assembled in Texas. The Hel 2E has a beautiful layout and design. You can easily adjust the volume thanks to the volume knob located at the top. A Microphone level knob, Microphone input, Input select switch, Gain toggle switch, and a 6.35mm headphone out are all located on the front panel. Preamp out, Optical & USB power input, USB data input, and a Power switch are all located on the rear panel.
NOTE: The power switch needs to be ON for your computer to detect Hel 2E.
|FREQUENCY RESPONSE||20Hz-20Khz, +/-0.3db|
|MAXIMUM POWER||Maximum Power, 16 Ohms: 1350mW RMS
Maximum Power, 32 ohms: 1200mW RMS
Maximum Power, 50 ohms: 800mW RMS
Maximum Power, 300 ohms: 200mW RMS
|THD||<0.0008%, 20Hz-20KHz, at 1V RMS|
|SNR||>110db, A-weighted, referenced to 1V RMS|
|OUTPUT IMPEDANCE (HEADPHONES)||0.25 ohms|
|OUTPUT IMPEDANCE (LINE OUT)||75 ohms|
|GAIN||Low and High, selectable via front panel. Low has maximum output of 1.3V RMS, high has maximum output of 8VRMS.|
|USB RECEIVER||C-Media CM6635|
|DAC||ESS ES9018 with TI OPA1656-based filter stage|
|SAMPLE RATE AND BIT DEPTHS||USB Playback: 16/44.1 to 32/384 supported without drivers on Windows 10, Mac, Linux, Android (any UAC 2 device) with autoswitching to UAC1 for PS4, PS5, and Switch consoles.|
|OPTICAL INPUT||16/44.1 to 24/192|
|OUTPUT STAGE||TI OPA1656 (4 amp stages per channel)|
|POWER SUPPLY||Via USB, with +/- 12V rails via high-current dual-polarity switching regulator, with inductor filtering and local regulation|
|POWER CONSUMPTION||2.5W typical|
|POWER CONSUMPTION||2.5W typical|
|SIZE||5 x 3.5 x 1.375” (including knob)|
1. Schiit Hel 2E
2. 1/4” to 1/8” adapter
3. 6’ USB-C to USB-A cables (you’ll need both)
4. 2.1A 5VDC wall adapter
|GENERIC NAME||Headphone Amplifier|
|COUNTRY OF ORIGIN||USA|
|IMPORTER DETAILS||Importers Name: Ferrari Video
Address: 63/18, 1st Main Road, Gandhi Nagar, Chennai - 600020
Contact No: 044-24420733
The Schiit Story
The story of Schiit Audio begins with two veteran audiophiles Jason Stoddard, formerly of Sumo, and Mike Moffat, formerly of Theta coming together to shake things up a bit. Both of them have extensive experience in developing lots of audio and A/V products including the Andromeda III, Cobalt 307, DS Pre and Angstrom 200. From power amplifiers, I/V conversion stages, D/A converters, relay-switched stepped attenuator volume controls in preamps to developing the first DTS home theatre surround processor on the market, Schiit Audio has developed a lot of audio products over the years.
Getting into Designing Headphones
Headphones are the need of the hour everyone who likes music uses a headphone. Therefore Schiit Audio moved to develop personal audio equipment while continuing to design a speaker-based system which includes the industry-leading preamps, amps and DACs. So right now Schiit Audio has a plethora of audio products ranging from personal audio to speaker-based systems. Schiit designs affordable audio products that bring happiness in your lives.
True Multibit DACs and Unique Digital Filter
Unlike ordinary DACs that use delta-sigma, NOS (new old stock) D/A chips, multibit chips, high-cost R2R ladders, Schiit uses unique DSP-based closed-form digital filter which improves the sonic performance of the multibit DAC. Therefore the Schiit's multibit technology brings all of it together using the current-production, medical/military grade D/A converters.
Innovation in Analog
Schiit has opted for an innovative approach for the analog side as well. Even the most affordable Schiit headphone amplifier is a miniature, fully discrete, DC coupled, current-feedback power amplifier. Schiit is credited for introducing Continuity output stage to solve the issue of transconductance droop which was common in Class AB amplifier design. Schiit has also developed balanced topologies like Nexus in Ragnarok 2 and a perfect combination of tube and solid-state with Coherence in Lyr 3.
Designed with High-End Materials for Durability
All the Schiit products are designed for solidity and durability. Even the smallest of the products are made of aluminium and steel while the larger products are made of high-end C core transformers, power supply filtering and low-noise control. All the products have to go through severe testing procedures including the latest APx555 audio analyzer and Avermetrics analyzers. Every product from Asgard and up goes through burn-in to address the issues faced during the initial period of usage. Schiit takes care of all the service and support requirements so that you can concentrate on great sound.
Handcrafted in the USA
Schiit believes that local control of all the aspects of production improves the delivering of the product. Therefore all the Schiit products are designed and made in the USA and most of the cost of the components are going to the US-based companies. Assembled in the USA means that Schiit's chassis guys are from San Fernando Valley, Schiit transformers are made in California, Schiit boards come from the east coast of the USA and all the designing, assembling and testing of Schiit products happen in Valencia, California.
2 Year Warranty
Don't sweat it, this Schiit - Hel 2E comes with a warranty
from Schiit that covers manufacturing defects.
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