darTZeel LHC-208 "danalogue" streaming DAC/integrated amplifier

  • darTZeel LHC-208 "danalogue" streaming DAC/integrated amplifier - Alma Music and Audio - San Diego, California
  • darTZeel LHC-208 "danalogue" streaming DAC/integrated amplifier - Alma Music and Audio - San Diego, California
  • darTZeel LHC-208 "danalogue" streaming DAC/integrated amplifier - Alma Music and Audio - San Diego, California


darTZeel LHC-208 "danalogue" streaming DAC/integrated amplifier

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No compromise « all in one » music machine
darTZeel is proud to introduce its first integrated line amplifier with full digital streaming capabilities. Powerful, easy to use, extremely versatile, the LHC-208 fills the gap between conventional DACs and integrated amplifiers available so far.

darTZeel is taking its new mile corner stone in
the digital audio field with the LHC-208.

Designed to face the Brave New World of high-quality digital music for you, the LHC-208 “danalogue” machine is actually an integrated amplifier with a built-in full streaming DAC engine. Now darTZeel is entering into the digital world, bringing, as it is the usage in the company, numerous new features most of competitors – and thus customers – ever dreamed about. Up to full DSD128 and DXD streaming over Ethernet RJ45 connection, TFT touch screen, and even a dedicated headphone amplifier with a 6.35 mm front panel jack, these are just some of the features the LHC-208 has to offer you. Once the LHC-208 is set up and connected to the network, there are three ways to access its intuitive user interface: the front-panel touch screen; the optional remote control; and any UPnP application (app) for computer or tablet. We modestly think that there has never been so much musical capability carefully packed into one tidy, space-saving, fuss-free chassis!

Thought to last

In the world of electronic music, one can only succeed if everything has been thought to cross technological trends.

darTZeel LHC-208 in short: timely software updates, custom smart cooling unit, a revolutionary clock system, amongst others.

Dedicated to music

With 5 analog, 6 digital inputs, a dedicated headphone amplifier, a nice touch screen, and its analog power circuits directly derived from the NHB-458, the darTZeel LHC-208 lacks very few.

Oh, perhaps… a pair of speakers, and your music library.

Attention to details

Before enjoying these unforgettable musical moments, just know the darTZeel LHC-208 remained in gestation over three years in our laboratories. Nothing was left to chance. For the first time in the world you can finally listen to very high resolution music with analog quality thanks our smart clock freed from negative feedback.


Key features include:
    * A newly designed TFT tactile screen for intuitive, user-friendly operation.
    * 4 analog inputs.
    * 6 digital inputs.
    * Up to 24/384 PCM and 4 x DSD
    * Unique darTZeel “Smart Clock” System.
    * Special darTZeel cooling control.
    * Full Home Theater bypass function.
    * Control via infrared remote and tablet.
    * Headroom for additional features.
    * Full aluminum chassis

With its innovative design, darTZeel breaks the musical frontier of dematerializied music. Whatever the source format, the LHC-208 will treat, decode and play digital files as they were purely analog.

Listening is believing.

LHC-208 Technical Specifications

Nominal Output Power
200 watts RMS (220 watts peak)@ 8 ohms
300 watts RMS (330 watts peak)@ 4 ohms
Line Gain
0dB nominal, up to + 12 dB
Power Stage Gain
26 dB @ 8 ohms
Analog Input Impedances
1 x Zeel BNC 50 ohms
3 x RCA line > 30 kohms
1 x Aux 3.5 mm front panel jack > 10 kohms
Digital Inputs
1 x RJ45 Network
1 x USB
2 x SPDIF (RCA 75 ohms)
2 x TOS Link
Analog Line Output
1 x Headphone 6.35mm front panel jack
Speaker Output Impedance
< 0.33 ohms from 20 Hz to 20 kHz (measured under 8 ohms)
Frequency Response
7 Hz - 170 kHz, +0, -3 dB
Rise Time
< 0.8 µs
Slew Rate
> 100 V/µs, peak-peak
DC Output Voltage
< ± 15 mV max
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD)
< 1 % from 7 Hz to 77 kHz within the output dynamic range
Temporal Distortion
None, at any level and load, as specified above
< -60 dB @ 1 kHz
Signal to noise ratio
> 105 dB (A) @ nominal power
Power consumption
2 watts Standby, 40 watts @ idle, 900 watts @ maximum output power
Size in mm
440 x 350 x 130 (WxDxH)
Size in inches
17.32 x 13.78 x 5.12 (WxDxH)
Net weight
16 kg

Currently available for auditions! Give us a call to hear this fantastic giant killer, and be surprised!