Heed Audio Elixir Integrated Amplifier
The Elixir, from Budapest based Heed Audio is a compact five-input integrated amplifier with built-in moving magnet phono stage and dedicated headphone amplifier, that is designed to provide the world class Heed sound quality in a one box solution, and at a lower price point than the existing Heed products.
A Class A headphone amplifier and enhanced MM phono stage provide increased functionally for users wanting a simple audio solution. Utilising the capacitor coupling principle borrowed from the Heed Audio TransCap amplifiers, such as the award winning Obelisk SI, ensures a similar sound quality and power output. The power amplifier output of 50W per channel at 8 ohms, or 65W into 4 ohms, provides plenty of power for the loudspeakers connected to the Elixir, enabling use of pretty well any model the user chooses.
With four pairs of RCA line inputs, one pair of RCA MM phono inputs and two pairs of 4mm speaker connectors, along with a pair of pre-amp outputs, Elixir specifications are kept simple for the beginner, but afford expandability if you want it.