you have put down good money for a pair of high-end headphones, now you own it to yourself and that shiny new headphones to ensure awesome tunes come pumping through and the Meridian Prime Headphone Amplifier is one worthy candidate if you have the extra bits of dough to spare. billed as a reference-quality analog headphone amplifier, the Meridian Prime Headphone Amplifier caters to virtually all types of headphone that deliver audio from both analog and USB-based sources. the design is unmistakably Meridian, which we must admit, was the first to draw our attention to it. clad in a Allen-Boothroyd designed metal enclosure, the Prime also offers a preamplifier output for driving an external audio system or analog active loudspeakers. the chassis’s design is more than just skin deep; it features a dual-skinned design of interlocking extrusions that is said to minimize the interference to the electronics within.
further attention to detail include a screw-less design and special flexible coupling linking the volume knob to the shaft of the potentiometer that helps in minimizing microphone. other highlights include unique Analog Spatial Processing (ASP) technology, 24bit/192KHz native conversion capability, asynchronous data transfer, audiophile grade power supplies and filter capacitors, pure analog throughput for analog source, and mechanical switches for source selection and analog headphone processing mode. the Meridian Prime Headphone Amplifier is available now with a sticker of £1,200, or US$2,000. have a few more look at this audiophile beauty in the image gallery after the break.