After blessing headphiles and speakerphiles alike with one of the best solid-state integrated / headphone amplifier that money could buy, Enleum didn’t rest of their laurels and immediately started tinkering with something new. Sadly, we didn’t get a matching D/A converter for their AMP-23R, a story postponed for another day. Instead, they removed its integrated amplifier, they made it pocket friendly, loosing a few pounds and watts in the process, arriving at hybrid desktop / portable headphone amplifier that could deliver a full-watt in desktop mode or half-a-watt in portable mode. It should be plenty for most headphones out there, with a just a few exceptions like Hifiman Susvara / HE-6 and Abyss AB-1266 Phi TC.
Nonetheless, we are very excited in trying out their pocket rocket amplifier that will shake the foundations of portable audio for a very long time. Enleum’s first road opening product was dedicated to the realm of high-end audio and so does their newest HPA-23R that will cost you $3,000 in the United States and is subject to local adjustments and taxes in global markets. You can expect a world-first HPA-23R review very soon and until that happens, please find below an official press release:
“Following on the global success of our Enleum AMP-23R compact high-end amplifier, we now launch one of our highly anticipated products, a dedicated headphone amplifier, HPA-23RM.
The HPA-23RM is based on the AMP-23R’s core circuits and our legacy product Bakoon HPA-21, created to be versatile as it is for both high-end desktop usage and mobile usage – hence using “R” for reference and “M” for mobile in the product name. It contains two amplifiers in one package as it employs both voltage and current outputs. Thanks to our circuit advancements in recent years, the HPA-23RM contains the latest reference circuits and designs in a smaller form factor, yet still powerful enough to drive demanding headphones. Furthermore, with the technological advancements in the battery power supply design and efficient thermal design, one can now listen to Enleum’s reference circuits in a much smaller package.
The HPA-23RM of course continues the new Enleum family design with its organic waveform heatsinks, the faceted volume dial and minimalistic, clean design – and we are proud to share that it has actually already been awarded in the Red Dot Design Award this year.
Due to current circumstances in the industry, the production quantity will be limited to 250 units in 2022. Enleum and its dealers will take pre-orders with a deposit now, and the first batch of 250 units is expected to start shipping in November, 2022. The MSRP is $3,000 in the United States and is subject to local adjustments and taxes in global markets.
For more information on the HPA-23RM, please visit our new website right here.
Enleum designs and manufactures award-winning high-end audio products based in San Jose, CA, USA. Its products have ranged from compact portable headphone amplifiers to no-compromise flagship loudspeaker amplifiers, and they have been praised by audiophiles and design enthusiasts. It has won numerous awards from audiophile media and design prizes and continues to create its unique and quality products to meet the highest demands from the industry.”