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Lehmann Audio Traveller Headphone Amplifier

 
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The Traveller is one of the finest high end portable listening solutions we've ever heard.
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Features

Warranty length 2 Years
Brand Lehmann Audio

Tech Specs

- Input impedance: 47 kohms
- Maximum gain: 10 dB
- Frequency response: 20 Hz to 30 kHz (-0.5 dB)
- Signal to noise ratio: > 95 dB RMS unweighted at gain 0 dB
- THD: < 0.02 % at 3 mW, 330 ohms
- Channel separation: > 80 dB, 10 kHz
- Tracking error: < 0.3 dB
- Output power: 12 mW at 330 ohms
- 120 mW at 33 ohms
- Output impedance: 3 ohms
- Connectors audio: each 2 x 3.5 mm minijack Stereo for Line In and Line Out/Headphone Out
- Battery: LiPo 3.7 V, 4,000 mAh
- Battery runtime: up to more than 20 hours on a single charge (dependent on volume)
- Connection power supply: Micro-USB, 500 mA charging rate
- Charging time: app. 6 hours (with a 500 mA charging device)
- Outer dimensions W x D x H: 80 mm x 90 mm x 25 mm
- Weight: 196 g netto

Product Description

The Traveller is Lehmann Audio's first portable headphone amplifier and delivers a unique sound experience always and everywhere, whether you’re at home, in the office or on the move.

Seriously compact

Similar in size to the Astell and Kern AK100 and Astell and Kern AK120 but at a far lower price, the Traveller delivers purity in sound from your audio source. We've listened to music via Apple and Android devices through Spotify and also with high res music on FiiO portable players and the sound quality improvement from the Traveller is quite remarkable.

What is Traveller?

Traveller is a battery-powered headphone amplifier and fantastic introduction into the world of Lehmann headphone amps, a range that includes the award winning Lehmann Rhinelander and Lehmann Linear, alongside the flagship Lehmann Linear SE. Now they've taken their many years experience and combined them into the Traveller.

Why portable?

It's designed to escort you with perfect sound quality on all of your daily little trips and big journeys (providing it's safe to listen of course). Something which, due to the small housing dimensions, should not be a difficult task. Lehmannaudio’s managing director Norbert Lehmann says "the Traveller is roughly as big as a cigarette box and hence provides music lovers with a unique sound experience anywhere and anytime...the Traveller makes every headphone shine".

Traveller also won awards for innovation and design very quickly after it was launched, scooping a Plus X award for "Best Product of the Year 2014" 

Its small but its high end

Without effort the handy Traveller can also drive demanding headphones such as the Sennheiser HD 800 or the Beyerdynamic T1, which are connected via solid mini jack sockets from Lumberg. This is made possible by two pairs of parallel inputs and outputs plus another input and output socket on the the front and rear panel. Of course, there are no cables visible on the faceplate. Traveller is operated by two push buttons, whereby the tone control takes places electronically and thus with utmost precision – even down to extremely low volume levels.

Traveller is also ideally suited for persons with hearing impairments: when needed, the so-called "Center Adjust" function of the headphone amp optimises the imaging of the acoustical centre. That way every music lover can level out unevenly recorded source signals or listening differences between the right and left ear.

How does it sound so good?

The exceptionally transparent sound is guaranteed by the discrete zero global feedback output stage. The voltage amplification is provided by audiophile components from Analog Devices and Burr Brown. The Li-ion accumulator should also be able to convince the users with up to 20 hours of joyful listening.

Key Benefits

- Pocket size analogue headphone amplifier 
- Intuitive handling
- Up to more than 20 hours of battery runtime
- Compatible with all players
- Usable as preamp for active loudspeakers
- ‘Center Adjust’, an innovative built-in balance adjustment without additional electronic parts

Press Reviews

  • 'Sound-wise the Traveller performs very well and is a clear step up from some of the less expensive portable headphone amps I’ve tried, with an ability to give the perception of there being much more going on in the music. The Traveller’s strong points are the drive it gives to music and the detail of a recording it manages to bring out.' (Hifipig.com) (read the full review here)

  • 'The Traveller is impressively well built and solid feeling with a good set of features that should appeal to both headphone aficionados on the go and for less dedicated listeners who none the less want a great sound whilst away from their main source of music. One of the features I particularly loved was the ability to attach two pairs of cans at once and also the unit returning to the last volume you had it set at after turning it off and on again. Its compact size and flexible inputs/outputs make it a perfectly portable and usable product.' (Hifipig.com) (read the full review here)

  • 'Lehmann Traveller amplifier is a must buy for your portable Hi-Fi as it brings the expensive sound of a full size Hi-Fi to you on the go' (Hifipig.com) (read the full review here)

  • 'On Thursday, 05 June 2014, laureates and decision-makers gathered in the plenar hall of the first German Bundestag building in Bonn as part of the festive Plus X Award Night for the world’s most prestigious innovation award in the divisions of Technology, Lifestyle and Sports. In concert with enterprises like Mercedes-Benz, Bose and Canon, this year Lehmannaudio from Bergisch Gladbach was able to convince, too: the international, independent expert jury granted prizes to the Lehmannaudio Traveller mobile headphone amplifier in the categories High Quality, Innovation and Design. Furthermore the Traveller received the special ’Best Product of the Year 2014’ award' (Plus X Awards 2014)

  • Plus X Awards for 'Innovation', 'High Quality' & 'Design' (Plus X Awards 2014)

  • Plus X Award for 'Product of the Year' (Plus X Awards 2014)

  • '...if you are spending serious money on the likes of an Astell & Kern digital music player or iPhone, alongside decent quality headphones, then its only right to try to extract the best performance...which is where the likes of the Lehmann Traveller come in' (Hi-Fi World February 2015)

  • 'So how does it sound? Actually, extremely good. Used in combination with an Apple iPhone 5 there was immediately more drive and depth to the music' (Hi-Fi World February 2015)

  • 'On Massive Attack's 'Safe From Harm' via a pair of Philips Fidelio X2 headphones bass became firmer with a greater sense of timbre while the leading edges of notes had greater bite...the inflections and tone on female vocals also became more nuanced, with a greater sense of individual shading' (Hi-Fi World February 2015)

  • 'Take the volume up and the Lehmann remains crisp and clear with little sense it's about to run out of power despite the small size' (Hi-Fi World February 2015)

  • 'Its not the cheapest portable headphone amplifier on the market but is undoubtedly one of the better sounding. Definitely worth auditioning if you want to improve your portable listening experience' (Hi-Fi World February 2015)

Customer Reviews

  • M Bishop

    20 Feb 2015

    Popped into Audio Affair to listen to several portable headphone amps at their new headphones desk and it sounds amazing, even better than the HRT one I thought I'd end up buying. Not cheap, but the improvements in sound are very clear. worth every penny!
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