The popular Rhinelander headphone amplifier is based on the legendary Black Cube Linear by Lehmannaudio, which is used by well-known industry professionals such as A.J. van den Hul, Andreas Spreer (TACET) and Maarten de Boer (The Masters). Now you can experience a huge part of the Linear's transparency, tonal balance and micro-detail, and at only a fraction of the cost. The Rhinelander is placed in the highly-competitive sector of ambitioned, budget-conscious, audiophile listeners.
Moreover, with some mild tweaks the Rhinelander can also be used as a single source pre-amplifier, like the superior Linear model. The Rhinelander is equipped with two inputs and a relays source selection. If you don't need the second line input, you can reconfigure the input jack to a output. All you need to do is to replace two jumpers.
Even with entry-level devices, Lehmannaudio puts a lot of effort into details.
Discrete Zero Global Feedback output stage with high quiescent current ready to drive most headphones or long cable runs
Audiophile voltage amplifier stage
Single source preamplifier reconfigurable to "headphone only" mode with two line source inputs by replacing just two jumpers
Relays source selection / mute operation
Only MKP caps in the signal path for perfect transient response and ambience reproduction
Gain jumper selectable 6dB/20dB
Hand selected potentiometer with very good channel tracking
Double sided audio board
External AC power supply
Ultra fast rectifying diodes
Low ESR electrolytic caps
Low-noise, regulated power supply
Gold plated RCA connectors
Original Neutrik headphone jack with gold plated contacts
Anodized aluminium faceplate and knob