Sennheiser is making the ultimate audiophile listening experience even better, with the HDV 820 – the next generation of its acclaimed digital headphones amplifier. Created to complete the Sennheiser audio experience and perfectly complement its high-end audiophile headphones range for the ultimate acoustic performance, its consistent, symmetrical signal processing and extremely low harmonic distortion ensures unadulterated and perfect music enjoyment. The HDV 820 has been designed to perform brilliantly with digital sources, whether optically, coaxially or via USB, and it also features balanced (XLR) and unbalanced (RCA) analogue inputs. The new model is also powered by a high-quality ESS SABRE32 DAC (digital-to-analog converter) that converts digital audio data into analog signals. This surpasses the previous generation with an even higher resolution of 32 bits and a sampling rate of up to 384 kHz, support for DSD256 files of up to 12.3 MHz.