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Auralic launches world's first Headphone Dock

Auralic Ltd announces the introduction of the GEMINI 2000 and 1000 Headphone Docks, the first entries in an entirely new and revolutionary personal audio product category.

The two GEMINI Headphone Docks include a full-format Digital Audio Converter (DAC) including a Class-A headphone amplifier, an integrated SD Extended Capacity (SDXC) card reader holding up to 2 terabytes of music, all built into our Klutz Design CanCans headphone stand.

Both GEMINI models support all high-resolution music formats, including DXD, DSD and double-rate DSD as well as sampling rates from 44.1K to 384K. Their amplifier sections provide Class-A headphone power outputs up to 2000 milliWatts in Class-A for the GEMINI 2000, more than enough to drive any higher-quality model; and 1000mW of Class-A power for the GEMINI 1000. Both the GEMINI 2000 and 1000 come equipped with quarter-inch stereo phone jacks and 4-PIN XLR headphone jacks. The GEMINI 2000 additionally employs a fully balanced design to achieve a more audiophile-quality sound.

The GEMINI’s base includes both a quarter-inch stereo phone jack and a 4-PIN XLR headphone output, a USB port for connecting to a computer, an SDXC card slot, a phone jack for connection to Android devices, an optical TOSLINK input, two small buttons for Power On/Off and input selection, a “NICENESS”  (Volume) control, and a power socket. LEDs discreetly recessed on top of the base plate indicate the sampling rate, input channel and volume level.


The GEMINI 2000 and 1000 Headphone Docks will be available in the beginning of November from AURALiC and authorized dealers at suggested prices of $1,995 and $995(MSRP), respectively.

For further technical information, visit AURALiC's website at www.auralic.com