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darTZeel LHC-208

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darTZeel has opened up a new world of digital audio reproduction possibilities with the LHC-208.

Designed to handle high-quality digital music, the LHC-208 is a « danalogue » integrated amplifier, with a built-in streaming system and DAC.

darTZeel has ventured into the world of digital to offer its signature brand of unparalleled sound reproduction, through its groundbreaking approach to signal processing.

With an active Ethernet connection, the LHC-208 decodes and reproduces digital audio files, including DSD256 and 24/384 formats.

The LHC-208 can be operated using its remote control or any DLNA-compatible UPnP application.

The LHC-208 offers excellent digital conversion quality, ease of use, a compact and elegant chassis, powerful output stages, and development potential with its modern interface.

Attention to detail

Before it could offer an unforgettable musical experience, the darTZeel LHC-208 was developed gradually over more than three years in our lab, where attention was paid to every last detail.

For the first time, you can listen to very high-resolution music with non-PLL clock distribution, for an unparalleled analog listening experience.


The darTZeel LHC-208 offers regular software updates, a single cooling system, a groundbreaking clock system, and an upgradeable digital platform.

All for music

With five analog inputs, six digital inputs, a dedicated headphone amplifier, and a touch screen, along with analog circuits modeled on the NHB-458, the LHC-208 has everything.

Except for a pair of speakers and your music library.


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 > 30k ohms

1 x Aux 3.5 mm front panel jack > 10k ohms

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