There are some very stable points in our world, music being one of them. Music reproduction by Heed is another one. For more than a quarter century, we walk our own way, to show everyone that the world is far from flat.
The Elixir is the essence of how we think about music reproduction. This integrated amplifier puts down four important cornerstones that show provide a playground for the listener. A preamplifier with its dedicated output, a power amplifier with plenty of juice to drive anything reasonable, a phono preamplifier to re-discover those black discs, and a headphone amplifier with way too much talents for a secondary function only. But we have built them into one box because these are the basic functions everyone should experience in “My First Hi-Fi System”.
As it happens, it is good enough for the second and the third as well…
The Elixir has a neat place amongst our Transcap technology amplifiers. It is the purest music performer of all, without any technical compromise and presents the music effortlessly. Besides the power amplifier, the headphone stage also benefits from the basic idea of the Transcap technology. Class-A, darlington-driven, capacitor-coupled outputs feed your headphones like nothing else you have experienced before.
The MM phono stage is based on the Questar’s circuit. As the standalone amp, this integrated incarnation is thick and warm and provides a great overall amplification for nearly all kind of MM cartridges. It’s a very easy way to find your way back into the analogue domain, and be a lifetime captive of the black vinyl.
4 analogue and 1 MM phono inputs
– class-A headphone amplifier
– Transcap – output capacitor technology
– discrete bipolar transistor architecture
||4x line analogue / 1x MM phono
||1x stereo speaker / 1x preamplifier out / 1x 6.35mm headphones out
|Freq. response (speakers):
||10 Hz – 110 kHz
|Freq. response (preamp):
||3.5 Hz – 300 kHz
|Freq. response (headphones):
||3.5 Hz – 320 kHz
|Input impedance (line):
|Input impedance (MM):
||47 kΩ / 100 pF
||50 W / channel (55 W peak / ch)
||65 W / channel (90 W peak / ch)
||22 x 8.5 x 36 cm