Hel 2 is the latest generation of our super-popular, super-power transportable DAC/amp. A lot of people think Hel 2 is just for gamers, but it’s really much more than that. It’s so powerful and versatile you may find Hel 2 is everything you need—in one single box.
If You’re a Gamer
Just plug Hel 2 in to any PC, Mac, PS4, PS5, or Switch, and you’ll get tremendous sound…and you’ll also sound amazing to all of your friends. Super-high-quality headphone audio, combined with a podcast-quality microphone input, means you are going to hear every detail…and sound great while doing so.
If You’re a Keyboard Warrior
Hel 2 seriously ups your game in the office or home office. Your voice will stand out on Zoom calls with 24-bit AKM analog-to-digital conversion, and you’ll enjoy headphone audio with much higher power and lower distortion than any PC.
If You Just Want To Listen
Hel 2 is also an amazing DAC/amp, with incredible flexibility. The high-end AK4490 digital-to-analog converter delivers exceptional sound. Connect to your computer via USB, your TV via optical, and create an entire system with powerful headphone output and versatile preamp output for powered monitors or external speaker amplifiers.
Like DACs costing many times its price, Hel uses the AKM AK4490 D/A converter. Coupled with an Alps RK09 potentiometer, high-quality filter and amp stages from Texas Instruments, a sophisticated bipolar +/-12V supply, and precision thin-film resistors and film capacitors, Hel delivers amazing performance for its price.
Designed and Built in California
By “designed and built in California" this is what we mean: the vast majority of the total production cost of Hel—chassis, boards, assembly, etc—goes to US companies manufacturing in the US. Our chassis are made minutes from our facility. Our PCBs are done just over the hill from us.