Heaven11 Audio Billie Hybrid Amp
The Heaven11 Audio “Billie” Hybrid Integrated Digital Amplifier is an audio powerhouse in a compact, gorgeous case, and Holt Hill Audio is proud to be their first North American partner and reseller. Built in Montreal, Canada, the Billie’s modern aesthetic and minimalistic design belie the power underneath.
The amp utilizes the B&O ICEPower modules at 120 watts per channel into a 4 ohm load (60 watts into 8 ohms). The tube-powered preamp stage adds the perfect amount of warmth and adds some bit of neutrality to the music. It helps make average recordings sound great, and good recordings sound amazing. Billie also includes six inputs of the following varieties: 2 analog, 1 phono, 1 Bluetooth direct, and 2 Optical (TOSLINK) digital.
The onboard MM phono stage is very musical and clean. The equalization hides nothing and brings out all of the detail your cart can manage. I use a Grado Reference Gold MM at home with excellent results. The onboard DAC is completely transparent.
Finally, the amp features volume attenuated pre-outs to allow you to use it as a stand-alone pre-amp, or with a pair of powered subwoofers. Oh, and an ultra-quiet remote control is also included.