Designed for musicians and performers who demand mobility without compromising audio quality, the new PreSonus HP2 stereo personal headphone amplifier is a great choice for driving wired in-ear monitors (IEMs), as well as headphones. Portable and compact, it offers two XLR line-level inputs and one stereo 1/8-inch headphone output with volume control.
Operation can be switched between stereo and mono, and a Pan knob is provided. According to PreSonus the HP2 stands for “Has Power 2 Spare.” The HP2 can be powered with an external DC power supply or a nine-volt battery that lasts more than seven hours and includes an LED battery indicator. The device can be used with the built-in mount on a microphone stand or clipped to the musician’s belt.
PreSonus HP-series headphone amplifiers have long been popular for their loud, clean, clear sound and roadworthy built quality. The new HP2 delivers these qualities in an easily affordable, stereo device that will fully satisfy wired IEM and headphone users alike.
Specifications state a maximum input level of +4 dBV <0.01% THD+N, unity gain with a 15 kΩ impedance and a limit input level of +5 dBm. The TRS headphone output connector allows for a maximum output power of 50 mW per channel (<0.01% THD+N, 20Ω load) and working range impedance >12Ω. Frequency response covers 30 Hz to 20 kHz at ±2 dB.
The HP2 is available immediately with an expected U.S. street price of $109.95.