xDuoo Launches Second Generation “TA26S” Desktop Tube Headphone Amplifier
xDuoo released the TA-26 tube headphone amplifier back in 2021. The amplifier has got solid reviews from its users worldwide. Now is the time xDuoo released an upgrade to the classic with the introduction of the all-new xDuoo TA-26S. TA-26S brings an additional 4.4mm balanced headphone jack along with the traditional 6.35mm output. 4.4mm is the new standard and almost all new headphones and IEMs include a 4.4mm terminated cable. The new TA26S is designed to help users use their 4.4mm balanced terminated Headphones with the beautiful tube amplifier. It’s launched for 319$, available worldwide.
xDuoo TA26S houses a high-quality 6N8P tube in the pre-amp stage. This gives the output a smooth, warm touch, especially to the vocals and instruments. Specially treating the sound with a rich, lovely tone that provides a pleasurable listening experience for the users. TA26S also houses a high-performance 6N5P vacuum tube in the buffer stage that makes the sound soft and treats it with a charming tone.
In order to ensure quality performance, the TA26S features high-quality components on its audio circuitry. It includes professional-grade resistors and capacitors. Use of high-quality components in an amplifier helps the manufacturer to achieve quality performance with lower distortion in the output signal. And this helps the TA26S as well, the amplifier get an ultra-low THD+N rating of less than 0.1%. xDuoo has also featured premium gold-plated RCA ports on the TA26S. The amplifier has an output power rating of 500mW @ 300 & 600Ω impedance load. xDuoo marks it suitable for headphones between 60Ω to 600Ω impedance.
Like every other device in their lineup, xDuoo TA26S is pretty well-built. It features solid high-quality aluminum alloy chassis. This chassis has been treated with a sandblasting technique for a rich, textured finish. xDuoo TA26S comes as a welcome upgrade to the classic headphone amplifier. In today’s time, most portable and desktop devices come equipped with a 4.4mm balanced port. It’s good to see that the TA26S also has one for balanced connections. Another good thing is that xDuoo has kept the price the same as the original model, available for just 319$.