CanJam at RMAF 2013: Auralic Gemini Headphone Dock

Auralic came to CanJam at RMAF for the first time to show off their latest creation: the Gemini 1000 and 2000 headphone docks. Um...what's a headphone dock?

For Xuanqian Wang, one of Auralic's founders, it starts with a license from Klutz Design to incorporate its stylish headphone stand with Auralic's expertise in digital and analog headphone electronics. Auralic mills a new base-plate for the stand from solid brass finished nicely in chrome and then installs their electronics board bristling with features. The heart of the Gemini 1000 board is a 1000mW class-A solid-state headphone amp, the Gemini 2000 sports a 2000mW fully balanced amp. Both units have fully featured DAC sections capable of DXD, DSD, and double-rate DSD, and sampling rates up to 384kHz. Also included is a SDXC card reader capable of holding up to 2 terabytes of music files.

Both Geminis will accept USB and Toslink optical digital inputs, and both units have 1/4" and 4-pin XLR headphone outs. Also included are inputs for Android phone jacks, buttons for power and input selection, LED sample rate indicators, and a cool little knob for "Niceness"...also known as a volume control. Funny.

Xuanqian Wang explains his new products in the video.

Jazz Casual's picture

Bad idea.

John Grandberg's picture

Seems clever enough, assuming the SQ is there. Sure, it's sort of a "lifestyle" product, but so what?

Jazz Casual's picture