Gem of a Desktop Integrated Amp and Headphone Amp
The Qinpu Q3 is a compact hybrid tube integrated amplifier and headphone amp which delivers the luxurious sound of vacuum tubes from the 'Golden Age' of hi-fi along with the speed and reliability of solid state circuitry.
Bigger Brother to the Popular Q2
The Q3 is the 'bigger brother' to Qinpu's popular Q2, which offers an output of 2.5 watts-per-channel in integrated amplifier mode. The Q3 doubles that, providing a clean 5 watts-per-channel. This may not seem like much at first glance. But the Q3's circuitry is powerful enough to drive a large range of speakers with articulate and harmonically pleasing sound. You'll be surprised at the big performance that the Q3 delivers.
Mini-plug and RCA Inputs
As an integrated amp, the Q3 is a gem of a compact sound system for your PC, portable music player, and other sources that use a mini-plug connection. It also has RCA stereo inputs for plugging in a CD player, DVD player, or other component. A pair of high-quality binding posts makes speaker connection easy.
Wide Impedance Headphone Output
The Q3 excels as a headphone amplifier. The wide-impedance headphone-stage output circuitry accommodates a wide range of full-size headphones from the 1/4" headphone jack. For in-ear monitors (aka earbuds), plug them into the rear-panel line level output of the amplifier for good results.
Smooth Sonic Performance
The 6N3 vacuum tube in the input stage contributes to the Q3's smooth sonic performance. The no-nonsense yet still aesthetically pleasing chassis design includes source selection and volume control knobs.