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Headphone amplifier

Why use a headphone amplifier?

The standard headphone sockets on speaker amplifiers or CD players are not a very good way of connecting reference headphones, they may allow sufficient volume levels, but this has nothing to do with “properly” driving that headphone.

A quick inspection inside these pieces of equipment, often reveals a very basic circuit for the headphone output, with many speaker amplifiers simply having a tap from the speaker line with resistors, some may go a little further & have a low cost op-amp based circuit, however these are quite often very basic in design using lower grade components. A dedicated headphone amplifier is designed for use only with headphones, as such it provides a pair of headphones with all they need in order to be properly driven, a poorly driven headphone can often sound flat or lifeless.

Reference quality sound...

Our reference headphone amplifier delivers a true reference quality sound that is both neutral & uncoloured, having a completely even frequency response regardless of whether the headphones are 25ohms or 600ohms, retaining all the musicality & dynamics with power that makes music so much more enjoyable.

Being neutral in this way avoids many of the usual pairing problems, the amplifier basically allows you to hear how your headphones are supposed to sound.

We have built these amplifiers for many customers from enthusiasts who just enjoy listening to music, to voice over artists & home recording studio owners, it is the result of years of design & perfection, therefore the amplifier has gained a reputation for its sound quality & attention to detail when it comes to build quality.

Headphone amplifier
Headphone amplifier

High power for demanding headphones...

The reference headphone amplifier has been designed to meet the requirements of all headphones & has been extensively tested with a majority of popular models from Sennheiser, AKG, Beyerdynamic, Fostex, HiFiMAN etc, including the infamously hard to drive HE-6, of which the headphone amplifier effortlessly drives with plenty of headroom in reserve so musical transients are never restricted or compressed.

3 Stage adjustable gain...

High power is not always required, especially when using very sensitive headphones, therefore the amplifier has a three position gain switch at the rear of the amp, this allows you to fully customise the power output to perfectly match any type of headphone, any of the three gain settings can be used regardless of input level.

buildquality

Hand crafted front panels...

The front panel, volume knob & even the feet are all machined by hand here in the workshop. Crafted from solid aluminium bar stock, they are all individually machined, finished by hand, anodised & then screen printed, these are all individual processes that we perform right here in the workshop.

A high quality preamplifier...

The amplifier can also be used as a very high quality pre-amp, the gain can also be adjusted to match the input sensitivity of any power amp, in recent tests this has proved to be an excellent feature & allows all of the qualities of the amplifier to be transferred to active studio monitors or a home Hi-Fi speaker system.

Headphone amplifier
Headphone amplifier

Soft start feature...

The amplifier also features a unique soft start, this virtually eliminates any turn on transients & helps to prolong component life, it is a feature often commented on & appreciated by owners of the amplifier.

Quality components for performance & long term reliability...

Inside the main aluminium chassis you will find some of the very best components, these have all been chosen not only for their performance, but also their reliability over the more common & cheaper components often used. Vishay Dale precision resistors are used throughout along with various other high quality components from Panasonic, Alps, Wima etc.

For more information about the Reference Series headphone amplifier,
download the PDF below:

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feedback

If you have purchased this headphone amplifier, your comments would be appreciated, please click here to submit your feedback.
(If you could mention the headphones being used this would be of great help to others looking who may own the same headphones)


This amplifier is used with AKG reference headphones & it is excellent with more power & the sound is better quality.
I also bought the NJC reference DAC earlier this year & with this amplifier they are a perfect match so I am happy
with this result.
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Submitted: 14/06/2017 - Name: R Keane - Location: Northumberland
Comments from (NJC Audio): Nice to know you are enjoying the amplifier, many thanks for your comments, all the best Nick.
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I just wanted to say that I've used the Monitor II and DAC for over 4 years now and it's still amazing. I am now using HD 800
with a modification known as the 'superdepont resonator' and it's just the most exquisite listening experience I've ever had
in my life. Thank you
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Submitted: 5/03/2017 - Name: W Davis - Location: Hertfordshire
Comments from (NJC Audio): Always nice to hear back from owners, many thanks for comments & happy listening, kind regards Nick
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One of these was bought for me as a Christmas gift, I really had no idea I was getting one. My better half knew I upgraded
from the Sennheiser HD650 to the HD800 headphones and she thought one of these amplifiers would be perfect for me.

A headphone amplifier was never on my radar, let alone anything as nice as this one! & my goodness this is really high quality,
but I am really happy I have one now because I thought the headphones were smashing before, but now they are amazing.
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Submitted: 29/12/2016 - Name: D Pearson - Location: Norfolk
Comments from (NJC Audio): Nice to hear from you & many thanks for your comments. All the best, Nick
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The build quality of the NJC Reference DAC and Monitor II amplifier is some of the best that I've ever seen on any piece of
electrical equipment anywhere. You can tell it's a real labour of love for the guys that make them. Every millimeter of the
casework oozes quality. Even the bits that can't be seen such as the machined feet and sockets at the back look as though
they belong on a Rolls Royce or Bugatti. A nice personal touch is that each unit which NJC make is individually tested and
a print-out of each items unique distortion measurement results are included.

Not surprisingly given these impressive ultra low distortion measurements, the sound quality is superb with my Sennheiser
HD700 headphones. Very clear and smooth with no hint of any background noise or hiss at all. I would particularly like to
thank Nick for his outstanding level of customer service. I purchased my Monitor II headphone amplifier second-hand it
was past it's 3 year warranty and had a fault that was due to damage caused by misuse of the previous owner (as opposed
to a fault with the actual amplifier itself). Despite this, Nick spent several days running tests to find the fault
then repaired it free of charge!
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Submitted: 9/08/2016 - Name: S Goodman - Location: Devon
Comments from (NJC Audio): Many thanks for your feedback Steve, it is much appreciated, kind regards Nick.
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I've had the Monitor II Headphone amp since about January and it's taken me many months to write my feedback as I've
been busy...listening! I used the amp to drive my K701s, horrible clinical phones and it made them sound musical and a lot
more involving...so I was tempted to upgrade to... The Audeze LCD 3...What an experience! The amp has left me open
mouthed in awe at the power and control. It is a marvelous product that seduces you into listening...It's taken me more
than 5 months to get around to writing these words it's that good, Nice one Nick!
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Submitted: 1/06/2016 - Name: P Di Petta - Location: Middlesex
Comments from (NJC Audio): Nice to hear from you again Pietro, I appreciate your comments, all the best Nick.
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The amplifier arrived double boxed & very well packaged. I love the looks it has stunning quality, everything is solid,
all the switches work nice & the volume is so smooth to adjust. Its just a lovely amplifier & thats all I can really think
to say, well worth the investment if you are serious about headphones.
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Submitted: 18/05/2016 - Name: R Chapman - Location: Surrey
Comments from (NJC Audio): Good to know the amplifier arrived safely, many thanks for your feedback, kind regards Nick.
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I had been planning to buy one of these headphone amplifiers for a number of years.It was only a lack of funds that had
stopped me buying one sooner.There was never any doubt in my mind that this was an "end game" audio component.I briefly
perused audio forums,etc.,but never found anything to measure up to NJC and their hand-built units.Nick was a joy to deal with.

The unit is beautifully made,old fashioned precision engineering,something the UK used to excel at.It sounds great and drives
my Senn.650s with ease.I may well change headphones,but I very much doubt that I'll ever need to change amplifiers!
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Submitted: 11/01/2016 - Name: C Henman - Location: Oxford
Comments from (NJC Audio): Many thanks for your comments Chris, nice to know you are enjoying the amplifier, all the best, Nick.
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Hi, I thought I would drop you a line or two to say how delighted I am with your headphone amplifier. You don't know me
but my wife ordered one of these in November (Jean). She said to pass on her thanks for your friendly & helpful service
& for delivering the amplifier on the only day I was out so it didn't ruin the surprise! (this was an anniversary present
& she wanted something special). I love the amplifier & after reading how you guys make these on your internet site; well
what can I say? it makes it even more special & something I am proud to own.

I don't have many other friends who are as obsessive about high end HiFi as I am, but if I come across any on my travels I
will send them your way so thank you from both of us for a great product & excellent service, happy new year from Roger & Jean
Tanner.
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Submitted: 05/01/2016 - Name: R Tanner - Location: Bury St Edmunds
Comments from (NJC Audio): We really appreciate your feedback Roger & all the best to you & your wife, Kind regards Nick.
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I ordered and received a headphone amp from NJC some time ago and have since spent some time with it. The order process
and product itself were both absolutely flawless. The personal service I received from Nick during the build was also
without comparison (where else do you get that from?). The amp itself is an extremely high quality product both in terms
of build and performance. I can't recommend NJC enough and have a DAC on my shopping list!
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Submitted: 30/09/2015 - Name: P Quinn - Location: Merseyside
Comments from (NJC Audio): Many thanks for your comments Paul, very much appreciated. All the best, Nick.
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Just taken delivery of my Monitor II Headphone amplifier and what a difference it has made to my set-up. I had been using
an able all be it under powered O2 amp and needed a similarly transparent amplifier that would power my LCD3 phones. Letís
just say the Monitor II more than provides the required power and had no notable colouring of my music. Excellent service
and superb product. Thanks!
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Submitted: 10/07/2015 - Name: G Martin - Location: West Lothian
Comments from (NJC Audio): Many thanks for your feedback Grant, it is much appreciated. Kind regards Nick.
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Been using the Monitor II for a while and can say it has been amazing. I have the Philips X2 & SoundMagic HP 100 and both
sound great. The HP 100 has a treble spike that can be fatiguing but with the Monitor II i did not get one bit of that.
With the X2 vocals just sound so much more fuller. Also i was surprised how much the background is black, i heard absolutely
no hum at all.
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Submitted: 31/05/2015 - Name: M Hoong - Location: London
Comments from (NJC Audio): I appreciate the comments Matthew, nice to know your enjoying the amplifier. Kind regards Nick.
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The Monitor ii is just stunning, it sounds so crisp and clear and has really solid and authoritative thump when called upon.
It really feels like it has a grip on my cans, which are very hard to drive (Bayer 880 600ohm). I have heard few amps drive
them so clearly and with such scale. Percussion and treble has a lovely airy nature which really opens out the sound stage,
and vocals get placed correctly and given lovely textural weight, and as Iíve said its all held together with that solid heft
of a low end. This amp has unfortunatly made my eyes start to wander up the path to higher end headphones as I know that this
amp will easily drive them and Iím curious to hear it! The pass through function is also very useful as I now have it working
as a pre-amp driving a pair of active speakers. Nick is a pleasure to deal with too, super helpful and will make sure that
things will fit in with your set up.
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Submitted: 22/05/2015 - Name: R Cressey - Location: London
Comments from (NJC Audio): Many thanks Rob for your very detailed feedback, all the best, Nick.
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I bought the headphone amp to upgrade from a pretty good Teac unit and I can safely say that the Monitor II is a keeper.
Build quality is excellent and the amp has clearly been designed by an engineer, not a marketing department. It's small format
is perfect for desktop use and the sound is superb. It drives high impedance cans with ease but most surprisingly was the
difference it made to a pair of Philips Fidelio X2. These 30 ohm 100db headphones are very easy to drive but when plugged in to
the Monitor II the soundstage, bass control and extension, mids and highs took a quantum leap. Oh, and the background is inky black
- zero hum, no noise, just silence. It was like going from 720 to 1080 HD. The interconnect cables are also very good quality.
Customer service was excellent and I am now trying to justify buying the DAC!
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Submitted: 16/04/2015 - Name: A Webb - Location: Portsmouth
Comments from (NJC Audio): Many thanks for your feedback & nice to know you are enjoying the amplifier, Kind regards Nick.
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Hi Nick, Just a quick note to let you know how happy I am with the Monitor II headphone amp. They drive my Sennheiser HD650s
with effortless ease and control, and Iíve already spent many happy hours lost in music.

The build quality and finish of the amp is first class, and I really appreciated the updates throughout the build process. This is
definitely not my last NJC product as I will be ordering a DAC from you in due course. Congratulations on such a fine product!

Kind regards, Ray
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Submitted: 7/04/2015 - Name: R Cheung - Location: Hertfordshire
Comments from (NJC Audio): Nice to hear from you again Ray & I appreciate your feedback, all the best Nick.
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Bought this as a present for my husband, everything arrived safely & he is absolutely delighted with it.
Thank you, Kerry.
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Submitted: 8/01/2015 (via online feedback form) - Name: K Edwards - Location: Poole
Comments from (NJC Audio): Many thanks for letting us know, kind regards Nick.
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About 2 months ago on recommendation from a friend I purchased a Monitor II headphone amplifier. I did this without any audition,
purely because I was interested and liked what I saw on NJC's web site. I also intended to use the headphone amp in a system as
a pre-amp.

Well what can I say? I was immediately blown away by the amp and within a month had purchased two of NJC's phono stages and also
their DAC. The headphone amp replaced my previous highly regarded headphone amp and in a nutshell blew it away! The Monitor II
is clean and powerful with a host of useful features like gain settings and pre-amp outputs.

With NJC products there is no audiophile flowery language or descriptions. What you get is superb sounding equipment at competitive
prices with a build quality second to none. NJC bend backwards to be helpful and offer great advice with no hard sell. I have never
come across a hi fi company like them - they set a standard most other companies sadly fall short of. Highly recommended!
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Submitted: 8/06/2014 (via online feedback form) - Name: P Bishop - Location: Berkshire
Comments from (NJC Audio): Thanks Phil, I really appreciate your comments & glad I could be of help, regards Nick.
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The NJC Monitor II amp together with my HifiMAN HE-500 headphones sounds superb and very musical. The amp has the power to extract the
best from the headphones and the control right across the frequency range to ensure that every detail is heard. The build quality is
excellent and Nick is a pleasure to deal with.
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Submitted: 18/01/2014 (via online feedback form) - Name: R Outram - Location: Derbyshire
Comments from (NJC Audio): Many thanks for your feedback Rob, all the best, Nick.
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Befor getting NJC Monitor II my HD650 headphones were driven by Yulong U100. I was debating with myself for a long time whether the
money spent on the new more powerful amplifier would be worth the improvement in the sound. I should say that the quality NJC Monitor II
brought to the sound of HD650 exceeded my expectations. Before getting NJC Monitor II I was listening to the drawbacks and flaws of HD650
and was always looking for a potential upgrade to my headphones. Now, with the new NJC amplifier HD650 headphones sound flawless to my
ears and the anguish to upgrade HD650 to something else is gone. Thank you NJC Audio for restoring peace in my soul.
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Submitted: 6/10/2013 (via online feedback form) - Name: Y Guskov - Location: Manchester
Comments from (NJC Audio): Glad to know you are enjoying your amplifier, thanks for your comments Yegor, Kind Regards, Nick.
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Thanks so much for another fantastic headphone amp. The Monitor 1 is well established on my computer setup and my new Monitor 2 is
now installed downstairs with my Meridian CD/DAC and Naim amp- sounds really nice, and the gain adjustment is very helpful with my
SRH 1840 headphones. As with the Monitor 1, the build quality and customer service is second to none. Thanks again! Nick.
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Submitted: 31/08/2013 (via online feedback form) - Name: N Harvey - Location: Hampshire
Comments from (NJC Audio): Thanks again for your comments, all the best, Nick.
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I recently took delivery of the Monitor ll headamp and was immediately impressed by the build quality including the hand turned feet.
This unit looks very professional. Whilst using my AKG Q 701's to great effect it became apparent that this headamp was deserving of a
headphone upgrade.

I auditioned the Sennheiser HD800, the Hifiman HE6 and the Audeze LCD 2 before settling on the Audeze LCD 3. The latter costs four times
the price of the Monitor ll but in no way did I consider it not up to the task. Indeed, the NJC compared favourably to a headamp retailing
at £1400 which was available during my auditioning period. The dealer considered the Monitor ll a steal. In summary, unless balanced
connections are needed, I see no reason to spend more.
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Submitted: 28/08/2013 (via online feedback form) - Name: R Tausig - Location: Hendon, London
Comments from (NJC Audio): Many thanks Robin for your interesting feedback, it is much appreciated, Kind Regards, Nick.
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I purchased the original model of the Monitor II well over a year ago now, and said I would review it for Nick, however I never got
around to it, and then the specifications of the amp were changed slightly and it became useable as a preamp. My amp is the original
stand alone unit and has no output apart from the headphone socket. This being said, knowing the care that NJC build into every unit,
I can honestly say, that should you purchase a Monitor II, you will consider it as one of the best hi-fi purchases you have ever made.

I use mine to drive a pair of HD 600's from a Marantz SA8003, and I can honestly say that in many many years of careful listening, my
Monitor II delivers that audio rarity of controlled transparency. It gets out of the way and yet it somehow also manages to make
virtually everything (good and bad recordings) sound wonderfully musical. I might also add that they are built like brick-outhouses.
These aren't just churned off a Chinese assembly line, they are British built and a wonderful testimony to a fine engineering tradition.

I really love mine, and were I ever able to upgrade my system, the Monitor II is the one thing I would keep. You might be swithering
about spending so much money on something like a headphone amp, but at the end of the day, listening to music is all about enjoyment,
and simply because of that, a Monitor II is money well spent.
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Submitted: 11/07/2013 (via online feedback form) - Name: P Rogers - Location: Dundee, Angus
Comments from (NJC Audio): It's very nice to hear from a long term listener, many thanks for your feedback Phil, Kind Regards, Nick.
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In forty years of buying high-end audio I've never known such personal service and helpfulness as Nick has provided since my first
enquiring about the Monitor 2 headphone amp up to today as a proud owner of this brilliant product which, through the AKG 701
headphones which Nick steered me towards, is providing hours of quite undiluted pleasure. There's so much online stuff about the
K701s needing hundreds of hours of burning in but already, after 50 or so hours, they sound quite lovely - and that is I'm quite
sure because of Nick's amplifier.

The Monitor 2 itself is very beautifully made and is I'm sure a bargain compared to much more expensive competitors. And Nick is so
detailed and helpful in his freely offered advice. Absolutely delighted with Nick and his company and very grateful to him. Richard Jacobs
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Submitted: 9/06/2013 (via online feedback form) - Name: R Jacobs - Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex
Comments from (NJC Audio): I'm glad to have been of help & many thanks for your feedback, all the best, Nick.
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Just a quick note to let you know how thrilled I am with my new Monitor II.
There is something very special about having an amplifier hand-built just for yourself. I really appreciated the regular feedback
on the state of construction, the personalised instructions that came with it, and the detailed measurements of *my* amplifier,
number 066 ! It also arrived exactly on the morning you had told me to expect it which was very helpful.

I ordered the Monitor II solely on the information on your website and the reviews that I could find on the net. For anyone who is
dithering about whether to order one or not because they can't audition it first, I say: 'don't worry, just do it !'. Through my
DT880s (which it drives perfectly, even though they are 600 ohms) the amp is loud, clear, neutral, noise-free and doesn't struggle
one iota with any of material I throw at it. It just does what it is designed to do, and my goodness, it does it in spades.

Even the heavy-duty external mains transformer screams quality; so much more reassuring than a wall-wart, with no suggestion of
compromise to try to justify an after-market sale of a power-supply upgrade.

It is also a gem of construction, beautifully finished with real attention to detail. I can sense that every one of these you make
is rather special to you. Don't worry about its future; it has passed to a good home and will be looked after and cosseted for a very
long time. I now understand why these amplifiers never appear on eBay !

Nick, I am absolutely delighted with the Monitor II you built for me and your commitment to service. Well done and thank you !
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Submitted: 2/04/2013 (via e-mail) - Name: R Fowler - Location: Bedfordshire
Comments from (NJC Audio): Many thanks for your feedback Roger, it is good to know that it will be well looked after, kind regards Nick.
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My Monitor 11 amp arrived 8 weeks ago very well packed and WOW!!! looks really nice, well made and sounds superb with my HD800s,
i also tried it as a pre amp ( with my integrated amp that can change with the press of a button into a dedicated power amp ) its
so clean, detailed and musical, the best i've heard so far and wont be changing back, its also hand built in the UK with top quality
components and not at an over inflated price because of advertising and middle men.

I have never had a part of my hi fi personally hand built like this, Nick must be so proud of the finished product as i am to own one.
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Submitted: 14/03/2013 (via online feedback form) - Name: R Attwater - Location: North Ayrshire
Comments from (NJC Audio): We put a lot of work into our amplifiers & love what we do, but it's especially nice to receive
feedback from owners who are getting so much enjoyment from them, many thanks Robert, kind regards Nick.
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I was looking for a really good amp to use on a new pair of headphones & njc audio were reccomended, with further research of many
makes it soon became apparent to me that the njc amps appeared to be of higher quality & with their monitor 2 amp having all the
features I was looking for in an amp, I ordered one.

Teh standard of finish through out is first class with a nice personalised touch, solid switches & sockets feel like they will last
forever & the whole amp is really well thought out. The sound is entirely free of any harshness & it sounds really good quality
which is to be expected, it has no problem driving my headphones either on any of the 3 gains that this amp has.

I can recommend this to anyone who is interested in something that will last & like me doesnt want to upgrade or have to buy
again as the build quality is without question, im very happy with the amp & glad I found it.
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Submitted: 22/10/2012 (via online feedback form) - Name: M Crowther - Location: Stafford
Comments from (NJC Audio): Glad you are enjoying your amp Mathew & I appreciate the feedback, all the best, Nick.
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Hi Nick, everything arrived on time & I have listened to a lot of albums since it all arrived, I said I would leave you some
feedback for your web page once I had spent enough time listening to everything so here it is. The package arrived precisely
on the day that was arranged for me, everything was well packed with lots of care to avoid transit damage, inside all the packing
was the Monitor amplifier, a custom NJC transformer which feels quite heavy & substantially made, the instructions for the
amplifier & I also ordered the NJC cables a couple of days after the amplifier so they were in there too (have to say these
look great as well).

After connecting everything up, I switched on the amp & I was taken back by the lovely quality of sound this has, I can best
describe it as ultra clear, precise & very detailed & no background noise at all, a quarter turn on the volume which feels
nicely weighted instantly has the sound packing lots of energy into heavy bass lines, but is still completely harsh free
on higher notes. Using the Sennheiser HD650's & Denon D2000 (rarely used before because my previous amp had issues with them)
I find this new monitor ii amplifier has my HD650's sounding even better than before, but my D2000's have made a surprise
comeback & I will be using them much more from now.

So thanks Nick for providing a timed delivery, friendly service & for a great amplifier. (PS, the pre amp rocks! plugged into
my Mackie active monitors, vocals are so clear & detail I didn't think these speakers were capable of)
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Submitted: 17/07/2012 (via online feedback form) - Name: P Brooks - Location: Tenby (Wales)
Comments from (NJC Audio): I appreciate the feedback Paul, it has been a pleasure building the amp for you, best regards, Nick.
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My music taste is not mainstream. I love listening to my music. Unfortunately, nobody else ( especially my wife %26 kids)
likes listening to my music! I respect the craft of the artists I listen to, so went searching for a decent pair of monitor
headphones and amp. Reading reviews and audiophile forums, a pair of AKG K702 were the choice and a few mentions brought me
to NJC. After getting in touch with Nick, I also took the plunge and ordered the Monitor II. What a gem of an amp. Beautiful
British craftsmenship. Designed and built by someone who obviously take pride in every detail. A Hi-fi review site said about
my AKGs' "what listening to a £10,000+ system sounds like". Well, thanks to Nicks' Monitor II, my £ 10,000+ system sounds....... )-:
such is the detail, transparency and dynamics. I'm in music nivarna, and am "rediscovering my CD collection".

Well done Nick. An amp to be very proud of. I wish you all the best. Dave
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Submitted: 21/04/2012 (via online feedback form) - Name: D Brown - Location: Jersey (Channel Islands)
Comments from (NJC Audio): A lot of work & care goes into every amp I make, its always nice to hear it's appreciated, thanks Dave!
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Having been in possession of the Monitor II headphone amplifier for 6 months I now can add to my initial thoughts, having found
the time to sit and type this. After prolonged listening to all types of music through my Denon AH D5000's (I much prefer them
to my Bose and Grado headphones)I can recommend the Monitor II to anyone who wishes to just hear the music and enjoy it. One can
talk of soundstage,detail,bass and depth (it portrays all of these through the D5000's) but with the Dennon's it's just the pleasure
of listenig whatever the music you're playing. The enjoyment does not diminish! regards David
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Submitted: 19/04/2012 (via online feedback form) - Name: D Woodcock - Location: East Riding of Yorkshire
Comments from (NJC Audio): Thanks David, its always nice to receive feedback based on extended listening, all the best! Nick.
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Beautifully made product and most importantly raises the performance of my H650 headphones to another level in terms of dynamics
and scale.
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Submitted: 18/03/2012 (via online feedback form) - Name: J Dagger - Location: Ceredigion
Comments from (NJC Audio): Thanks for your comment's Jon, it's much appreciated!, Nick.
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I bought this amp from reading reviews online. I was using a pair of Sennheiser HD800 headphones with an MF 3DCD nuvista CD player
and Anthem D2V audio processor. I however wanted to completely separate my hifi from my home cinema. After a lot of research on all
of the amps out there I decided to take a leap of faith and order the Monitor 2 headphone amp. It arrived this morning and I have
to say I am extremely pleased with it. It drives the Sennheisers with ease and sounds excellent, very detailed and controlled. I am
now looking forward to listening to my collection again. I recommend this amp 100%.
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Submitted: 8/03/2012 (via online feedback form) - Name: D Young - Location: Yorkshire
Comments from (NJC Audio): Many thanks for your feedback Darren, all the best!, Nick.
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Hi Nick Very pleased with my Monitor II with my HD650s, it may seem simple but quiet music is quiet with no background noise and
loud music is loud. The Monitor II is light on it's feet with plenty of pace and packs a punch too. The first thing I listened to
was a Carlos Kleiber version of Beethoven No 5 - no problems with such an energetic recording. There's no loss of detail that I
can detect from source-direct but more dynamic range. It does everything I'd hoped for so far and the option to use it as a pre-amp
in the future is a definite plus.
Wholeheartedly recommended. Thanks again. Rob
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Submitted: 17/02/2012 (via online feedback form) - Name: R Mayfield - Location: Manchester
Comments from (NJC Audio): I'm glad you are enjoying your Monitor II, thanks for your comments, regards Nick.
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