Schiit Audio Magni 3 Headphone Amplifier

Schiit Audio

Go ahead. Compare the third-generation Magni to anything out there at its price. We think you’ll find there’s really no competition. This is no “starter amp.” Magni has the power, performance, resolution, and versatility to meet all your needs—no matter the headphone.

  • Ready For Any Headphone

    Magni 3 is ready for any headphone, from IEMs to hard-to-drive planar designs. With a full 2000mW into 32 ohms—rated in the most honest way, RMS continuous, both channels driven—Magni has tremendous reserves of power. Combined with low distortion, an exceptionally low noise floor, and switchable gain, Magni is ready for any headphone.

  • Powered Monitors Welcome, Too

    Magni 3 includes preamp outputs. This means you can connect it to your desktop powered monitors for a complete system—or even connect it to a speaker power amp and use it as a preamp. With its built-in time-delayed start-up and instant shut-down, there’ll be no glitches or pops through either headphones or speakers, either.

    Forget $199—Compare at Many Times the Price

    Most headphone amps in Magni’s price range use op-amps (integrated chips) for gain and power output. Not Magni. Magni’s gain stage is an-all-new, fully discrete, high-speed, dc-coupled, current-feedback design, completely different than the first and second-generation Magnis. This current-feedback gain stage is typically only found in very exotic designs that sell for more than 10x the Magni’s price.

    Made in USA

    By “made in USA,” we mean made in USA. The vast majority of the total production cost of Magni—chassis, boards, assembly, etc—goes to US companies manufacturing in the US. Our board house is 20 minutes away from our office, and our chassis guys are just over the hill in the Valley. Yep, the wall warts are from China, but there you go. There is some give and take to reach this price point.

  • Frequency Response: 20Hz-20Khz, -0.1db, 2Hz-900KHz, -3dB

    Maximum Power, 16 ohms: 3W RMS per channel
    Maximum Power, 32 ohms: 2W RMS per channel
    Maximum Power, 50 ohms: 1.3W RMS per channel
    Maximum Power, 300 ohms: 430mW RMS per channel
    Maximum Power, 600 ohms: 230mW RMS per channel
     
    THD: Less than 0.001%, 20Hz-20KHz, at 1V RMS, less than 0.02% at 5V RMS into 32 ohms
    IMD: Less than 0.001%, CCIF
     
    SNR: Greater than 108db, unweighted, referenced to 1V RMS
     
    Crosstalk: -70dB, 20 Hz-20KHz
     
    Output Impedance: Less than 0.3 ohms at either gain
     
    Gain: 2 (6db) or 7 (17db), selectable via rear switch
    Topology: fully discrete, fully complementary all-bipolar, symmetrical current-feedback design with no capacitors in the signal path and DC servo
    Protection: Standard failsafe DC power input and muting relay
     
    Power Supply: “Wall wart” style 24VA 14VAC transformer, regulated +/- 17V rails with over 6,000uF filter capacitance
    Power Consumption: 6W
     
    Size: 5 x 3.5 x 1.25”
     
    Weight: 1 lb