LHC-208

The LHC-208 is an integrated amplifier, network player and ultra-high-resolution digital converter in one modern and elegant chassis.

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 in fact a « danalogue » integrated amplifier, with 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 analogue listening experience.

Technical data

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
Crosstalk
< -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