Rupert Neve Design RNHP Headphone Amp




Give your headphones the power and clarity they deserve.

Whether you’re tracking, mixing, or just listening to music, your headphone amplifier is as important to the final sound quality as your headphones – yet the world is full of headphone amps with compromised sonics, headroom, and power. To address these shortcomings, Rupert and his team at Rupert Neve Designs developed the RNHP.

It brings out detail that will make you want to listen to every recording you’ve ever loved all over again.” - ARTHUR S. / RND CUSTOMER

Based on the headphone output circuit in the 5060 Centerpiece Desktop Mixer, the RNHP is a dedicated 24V reference-quality headphone amplifier with +4dBu balanced line, unbalanced RCA and 3.5mm (1/8”) inputs – each specifically calibrated for optimum level and impedance – and housed in a rugged, VESA-mountable steel chassis.

Dedicated vs Integrated Amplifiers

For much equipment, the headphone output is an afterthought. Most products with integrated headphone amps have large feature sets, small footprints, and relatively low price points. This leads to compromised power and audio quality of the headphone amplifier itself, which can lead to a number of issues in real world usage such as low headroom, unreliable performance, and a lack of focus.

The RNHP was made to accomplish one simple purpose: making any headphones sound their best. As a dedicated design, the RNHP is tailored to deliver extremely high quality, powerful amplification, with precise calibration for any source input. This exceptional level of quality can be the difference that inspires an artist to give their best performance, lets an engineer make better choices in mic and placement, gives a mix engineer reliable translation of EQ and dynamics adjustments, or lets a music listener appreciate the full depth and detail of a recording.

With effortless, wide-open sonic performance and the ability to drive any pair of headphones without compromise, the RNHP allows you to perform, mix and enjoy your music with a new level of clarity.




A: Professional Line Input 
Calibrated +4dBu line input. The combo jack accepts either XLR or TRS inputs from balanced professional devices.

B: RCA Input
The unbalanced RCA input is calibrated for -10dBV signals.. The RCA jack is commonly used with home stereo devices or Prosumer equipment.

C: 3.5mm Input
Stereo 3.5mm input specifically calibrated to work with mobile devices like phones, computers and digital cameras.


Precision Sound
Wide-open, extremely detailed sound quality allows you to get the most out of your headphones.

Dedicated Power 
High-power, high-headroom design can effortlessly drive high-impedance (up to 600 Ohm) headphones even during the loudest, most dynamic tracking sessions.

Reliable Translation 
The near-zero output impedance (.01 Ohm at 1kHz), direct-coupled amplifier design provides for excellent translation with any pair of headphones.

Precision Stereo Potentiometer
The highly damped stereo potentiometer is designed to give you precise level control and maintain perfect left-right balance.

VESA Mountable
The VESA 100 compatible mount enables you to mount the RNHP wherever it needs to be. Common mounts are pole-mount arm for mic stands, pivoting multi-arm desk mount, and wall / surface mount for securing upside-down under a table, music stand or other studio furniture.

Steel Clamshell Chassis
The RNHP’s rugged, solid-steel chassis is built to a high industrial standard with an overhang to protect the connectors and main level control from glancing blows, as well as shock-absorbing rubberized feet.

24V DC Input
The RNHP can be powered using either the included 6 watt power supply or a 24V, 0.25A min battery (not sold by RND).


“A” XLR I/P: +22.8 dBu @ 1 kHz
“B” RCA I/P: +14.7 dBu @ 1 kHz,
“C” 3.5mm I/P: +3.3 dBu @ 1 kHz

As measured with typical headphones, Z=44 Ohm: 3.617 VAC RMS @ 1 kHz = 300mW RMS.
16 Ohm typical Load: 1.933 VAC RMS @ 1 kHz = 230mW RMS
150 Ohm typical Load: 5.108 VAC RMS @ 1 kHz = 175mW RMS

.08 Ohm @ 1 kHz, 16-150 Ohm load, 0 dBu input

+/- .2 dB from 10 Hz to 120 kHz

Measured with typical headphones, Z = 44 Ohm, BW 22 Hz - 22 kHz.
“A” XLR Input: -101.9 dBV,
“B” RCA Input: -100.9 dBV
“C” 3.5mm Input: -88.8 dBV

6.5” wide x 4.6” deep and 1.9” tall

24VDC @ 0.25Amp (6 watt) minimum. Use with supplied power adapter, as this has been carefully selected for best output power and noise performance. May be used with a properly configured 24V battery as well

* Other items shown in photos besides the RNHP are not included with the RNHP. These images are just to showcase the product.

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