Grado RA1 Amplifier (Battery Power)

The RA1 from Grado is a reference-quality headphone amplifier designed specifically to drive Grado headphones. Machined from a solid block of mahogany, this amp sounds as good as it looks. The front of the amp features a volume knob and a 1/4" stereo output, while the rear features an on/off switch and a pair of gold-plated RCA phono inputs for accepting a line-level stereo source.

  • Beautiful mahogany construction
  • Designed specifically to drive Grado headphones
  • Warm, smooth, full-bodied sound
  • Operates for 40-50 hours on a pair of 9V batteries
  • Single 1/4" stereo output
  • Gold-plated stereo RCA phono line input
  • Front-panel volume knob
$499.99

Ramp It Up

After years of relying on other equipment to drive Grado headphones, you can now listen and enjoy headphones through our new Grado Reference Headphone Amp, the RA1. Designed for state-of-the-art performance and specifically to play Grados, the new RA1 will allow you to hear your headphones like never before. This new amp is machined from a solid block of mahogany and measures 5" wide, 5 1/2" deep and 1 1/2" tall and weighs in at 12 oz. The RA1 is available in an AC version or can be powered by two 9-Volt batteries that will drive the amp for 40 to 50 hours of listening pleasure. And the sound? Just like all Grados: warm, smooth, full-bodied, non-fatiguing and rich. Hook it up to any line source (portable or in-home) and drive your Grado headphones to their full potential.

Also available the RA1-HG (High Gain). Now headphone enthusiasts can utilize the RA1's sonic qualities with a wide selection of headphones. The RA1-HG is designed to drive headphones with impedances of 100 ohms or more.


Specifications

Dimensions (WxDxH) 5 x 5.5 x 1.5" (127 x 140 x 38mm)
Weight 12 oz (340g)