Heed Audio Lagrange - Integrated Amplifier (with DAC Card)
The artisans at Heed think there is a sweet spot for almost everything. In music, the balance of sound and silence, the ratio of the tempo to our heartbeat, or the weight of each instrument induce many different experiences. They give us pleasure or sorrow, evoke fragments of memories in rapid succession, which all evolve to an overall emotional picture about that piece of music.
When they speak about their products and their concept of balance in music reproduction, they outline that you cannot describe it with numbers. For this reason, Heed Audio products are not made to bend lines on an oscilloscope, but to give you one of the greatest delights in life, the joy of music. And Lagrange is exceptionally good at that.
The Lagrange in its virginal conception is primarily a creature of the analogue domain, boasting 4 analogue inputs alongside a dedicated MM phono input for your TT. This version is of course bridged to harness digital enhancements with their new Dactil 5.0 card fitted internally. This allows for USB, Coaxial and Optical inputs to be harmonised alongside the analogue inputs. A further digital feature is the useful addition of a high quality Bluetooth® input feature for this discerningly adept amplifier too.
For good measure alongside the input options, the Lagrange also features Heed's highly regarded class A headphone amplifier internally too. So if you need the solace of solitary sonic enjoyment - the Lagrange will enable you to get the very best out of 'cans' as well.
As with all Heed Audio amplifiers, the Lagrange benefits from being a 'Transcap' amplifier. This technology and design combined with a truly artistic approach enables the amplifier to act akin to a valve amplifier. There are no harsh edges, just smooth and detailed highs and silky lower end poise. The quoted figures are between 60 watts and 100 watts per channel (depending on loading). Again, take these with a pinch of salt too - for these are in effect 'real-world' watts and not the distorted quest for impressive figures driven into one channel before things literally melt.
On this exact point - the power again is more naturally sourced too, with headroom aplenty to make graceful shifts in dynamics. As such; the Lagrange has all the benefits of the technology that can create this rich and organic sound. The level of details, the pace, the rhythm and the overall atmosphere of the music are all in lovely balance. Choose any aspect you like, you will find what you seek for, and you will enjoy it very much. You can love it hysterically, or beat it with gothic metal on a moody day, one point remains stable. It always gives you what you need.
The Lagrange is their first full size integrated amplifier - and its quite a simple beauty to behold and hear. As a result; the Lagrange does offer a truly 'extended' Heed experience.
Available in a black casing with aluminium fascia (and controls).
Heed Audio Lagrange Integrated Amplifier - Features & Specifications:
- Inputs: 4x analogue / 1x MM phono / 1x HT bypass / BT wireless
- Additional Inputs: 1x USB / 1x RCA coaxial / 1x Toslink optical (with Dactil 5.0 card)
- Outputs: 1x stereo speaker / 1x Tape out / 1x Pre out / 1/4″ headphones
- Class-A headphone amplifier
- Transcap – output capacitor technology
- Discrete bipolar transistor architecture
- Input impedance: 10 kΩ
- Power (8 / 4 Ω): min. 60 / 100 W / channel
- Max. consumption: 600 W
- Weight: 15 kg
- Dimensions (WxHxD): 43 x 9 x 36 cm