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  • HELM Audio launches AAA™, THX™ and MQA™ – Certified Headphone AMP and DAC in India

    Published on February 8, 2021

    HELM Audio, a multi-award winning British-American venture known for its audio headphones, DACs and headphone amplifiers, officially enters India and debuts exclusively on The Audio Store with two professional headphone audio accessories – DB12™ AAAMP™ and BOLT DAC/AMP. These accessories feature MQA™, AAA™ and THX™ certifications for studio-quality performance from any smartphone, tablet or laptop. The HELM accessories are aimed towards audiophiles seeking studio-grade audio quality from almost any audio device, with a highly portable form factor.

    HELM Audio’s DAC and Headphone Amplifier compact and highly portable, fit in the palm of your hand, feature MQA™, AAA™ and THX™ technologies, are completely plug-and-play to work with any 3.5mm wired headphones. They are built with a best-of-class in-line amplifier that brings premium THX™ AAA™ experience to the mobile consumer. The HELM Audio products have been recognised as the CES Innovation Award Honorees and by the CTA with 4 Innovation Awards in 2020.

    HELM DB12 AAAMP THX® CERTIFIED Portable Headphone Amplifier

    Experience a new paradigm in mobile audio with the HELM DB12 AAAMP. It features a studio-grade digital amplifier with bass boost powered by the award-winning THX® and AAA™ Technology to boost the sound from your mobile or gaming device straight to your headphones. Users can now experience game-changing audio performance anywhere they go. Your music, movies, YouTube videos and gaming will sound like never before.

    Incorporated with an award-winning THX AAA lowest distortion amplifier, enthusiasts can obtain ultra-clean audio power breathing new life into your favourite headphones anywhere you go. THX’s AAA™ amplifier ensures the ultimate no-compromise headphone audio experience by delivering the world’s highest fidelity audio with the world’s lowest distortion amp with true linear amplification. It delivers a maximum volume of +12db with zero distortion, greatly improving sound quality and also hosts an independently controlled bass boost at +6db power raise. It is completely plug-and-play and requires no additional drivers, components or connections.

    The HELM DB12 also features an exclusive design. It’s brushed aluminium housing and braided high-end silver cabling gives it a premium look and feel. And lastly, it’s 100% portable – using an in-built rechargeable battery that can work for 6-8 hours on a single full charge, users can entertain themselves freely on the move.

    Tech Specs:

    Material: Aluminum

    Cable: Custom Shielded Silver Cable with Molded Strain Relief

    Input/output: Stereo TRRS 3.5mm male/female

    Power: Internal battery, 6+ hours (2.5 hours to fast charge), USB rechargeable

    Weight: 30.55g

    The HELM DB12 AAAMP™ THX™-Certified Portable Headphone Amplifier is available exclusively on The Audio Store for Rs 16,490 with a 1 year industry warranty period.

    HELM BOLT MQA™ & THX™ Certified DAC/AMP

    Raise the bar in your smartphone’s audio quality with the HELM BOLT DAC. A truly plug-and-play audio accessory, the BOLT DAC connects to your smartphone, tablet or laptop via the Type-C port and straight to any 3.5mm wired headphone. Instantly change the way you listen and immerse yourself into your music with this MQA™ & THX™ Certified DAC/AMP. The BOLT can handle all your music files with great ease. Be it your casual MP3 or MQA and Hi-Res files, you can be assured of top-quality audiophile-grade performance from almost any wired headphones.

    The HELM BOLT supports MQA™ Stream Unfolding and HD Support on the Top Hi-Res Streaming Services. It has an Industry Acclaimed Design and Technology that promises to deliver the purest audio signal from any Android, iOS, macOS and Windows 10 device. Equipped with the award-winning MQA™ Technology, the BOLT unlocks every detail of the original master recording with the convenience of streaming audio. The HELM BOLT can stream and unfold MQA™ music at over 8x times the sampling rate of CD.

    The HELM BOLT is an amazing sounding High-End Digital Analog Converter for your high-res FLAC or WAV files, and it will improve audio quality while streaming Apple Music, Spotify, Amazon, and others, supporting playback of PCM files with sampling rates up to 384KHz, or DSD files with sampling frequencies up to 5.6MHz.

    The HELM BOLT is also THX™ Certified for ultra-low harmonic, crosstalk, and crossover distortion. Unlike other mobile MQA-DAC designs, the HELM BOLT physically isolates the DAC from the USB connector for improved performance and uses a three oscillator design for superior frequency lock with dramatic improvements over single oscillator DACs.

    Tech Specs:

    Connectivity: USB-C in, 3.5mm out

    Output Gain: 1V @ <150 ohms, 2V >150 ohms

    Compatible Formats: MQA, PCM, DSD, DoP

    PCM Sample Rates: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz, 352.8kHz, 384kHz

    SNR: 120dB

    THD: +N 0.0003%

    Frequency Response: .007 dBA (0-40kHz)

    The HELM BOLT MQA™ & THX™ Certified DAC/AMP is available exclusively on The Audio Store for Rs 9,990 with a 1 year industry warranty period.