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Lyric Hi-Fi & Video
(914) 949-7500
146 East Post Road
White Plains, NY
Services
Home Audio, Design & Installation

Best Buy
299 N Central Ave
Hartsdale, NY
 
SAMS CLUB
(914) 592-0023
333 Sawmill River Road
Elmsford, NY
Recycling Services
Recycle Ink - No landfill guarantee

Westchester Audio Video Design Group
(914) 921-0099
500 Mamaroneck AveSte. 320
Harrison, NY
Services
Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Multi-Room Audio
Brands
AI Theaters, Arcam, Cambridge Audio, Control4, Crestron, Denon, Focal-JM Lab, JVC Pro, Kaleidescape, Lutron, Martin Logan, Mitsubishi, Niles, Pioneer Elite, REL, Request, Richard Gray, Samsung, Sharp Aquos, Snell, Sony, Stewart
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Enrique Eboli, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

P. C. Richard & Son
(914) 779-8880
2323 Central Park Ave.
Yonkers, NY
 
Bose Showcase Store
(914) 390-2673
The Westchester,125 Westchester Avenue
White Plains, NY
 
Integrated Electronic Solutions
(914) 422-0071
731 N. BroadwaySte. 201
White Plains, NY
Services
Audio / Video, Home Automation / Systems Integration / Home Networking, Home Theater, Lighting Control, Multi-Room Audio
Brands
Crestron, Lutron, Sharp, Sonance, Integra, JBL Synthesis, Runco, Chief, Vudu, Kaleidescape, Velodyne, etc.
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Ever Espino, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Osbee Industries, Inc.
(914) 777-6611
99 Calvert StreetSte. 100
Harrison, NY
Services
Audio / Video, Home Theater, Multi-Room Audio, Telephone Systems, Wire and Cable / Power Management
Brands
Crestron, Lutron, Pioneer Plasma Displays, Fujitsu, Sim2 Projectors, Monster Cable, Niles Audio, Sonance, Middle Atlantic, AudioControl, ReQuest Mutlimedia, Integra Home Theater, Key Digital Systems
Certifications
One or more employees at this company have achieved CEDIA Professional Certification status:- Peter Burke, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- Jared Ross, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II- David Sussman, CEDIA Certified Professional EST II

Best Buy
2478 Central Park Ave
Yonkers, NY
 
Innerspace Electronics Inc.
937-9700
74 Fox Island Road
Port Chester, NY
 

headroommax

POSITIVE FEEDBACK ONLINE - ISSUE 5

headroom

the Max and Little headphone amplifiers

as reviewed by Carlo Flores

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The Max

Many audiophiles view headphone listening as playing with toys or trying to get the most from portable fidelity. Others believe that a well-designed transducer powered by quality amplification can yield good results regardless of the type of system. Headphones offer a choice to those who are limited in space. If you can live with a soundstage that exists within two inches of your skull, you can, with proper care, assemble a system that rivals similarly priced speakers. There are headphones and amps to power them in just about every price bracket. In the case of Headroom, a complete line of headphone products is available from one manufacturer, including the Blockhead, a fully balanced amp that can only be used with a specially terminated Grado RS-1 or Sennheiser. For those (like me) who like other headphones, the Max is Headroom's best offering, so I view it as their statement product, and the one I decided to review.

The Max has some nice features that allow for great flexibility. It can be used as a two-input active preamp, a one-box solution for those looking to incorporate a headphone amp with a speaker system. One of its inputs can be changed to a loop out, so the user can use the amp between a preamp/integrated's tape output and a recording device, with minimal influence on the sound. The Max's class AB circuitry is encased in a long rectangular chassis that is about half the width of most stereo components, with the simple, nondescript faceplate allowing for easy integration into a living environment. The Max's front panel is covered with user controls: toggle switches control gain (a welcome addition for better control of the stepped attenuator), Headroom's patented Crossfeed Circuit, and their filter settings. Two headphone jacks that lock in theory, but not in reality, allow for shared listening, and a toggle switch allows the user to float ground. Missing from the front panel is source selection; instead, it's on the rear plate, which will make the Max unpractical for many people. On the back, the IEC receptacle, fuse, and power switch are a one-piece unit, which means that that the large IECs on some power cords may get in the way when trying to turn the unit on or off. The Max is surprisingly lightweight—I had to place books on its top lid to use aftermarket power cords.

After the obligatory interconnect and power cord changes, I settled on the Tara Labs Air 3 for its soundstage and the Tek-Line PC12W for its top end linearity. I set the Max's crossfeed circuit and filters to their off positions (more on what they do later), and hardly fiddled with the amp again. I had the opportunity to borrow Grado HP-1s, Audio Technica w2002s, and Sennheiser HD600s during my time with the Max, along with the Grado SR225s and Sennheiser HD580s (with Cardas upgrade...

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