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On-Ear Prestige Series Headphones and Portable USB DAC, Headphone Amplifier for Mac, PC

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Apogee GROOVE + Grado SR225E

On-Ear Prestige Series Headphones and Portable USB DAC, Headphone Amplifier for Mac, PC

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The Apogee Groove Headphone Amplifier Offers an Incredible Listening Experience

Hear Every Detail In Stunning Clarity and Fidelity

Whether you're building your FLAC file collection or subscribing to a premium music streaming service, you are investing in a higher quality listening experience. Groove unlocks the full potential of that experience, revealing definition, clarity and details like you have never heard before.

The Apogee Groove Headphone Amplifier Offers an Incredible Listening Experience

Hear every detail of your music with outstanding sound quality anywhere and anytime, with the Apogee Groove portable USB DAC and headphone amp. Loaded with an ESS Sabre digital-to-analog converter and up to 24-bit/192kHz resolution, the Groove interface is the perfect solution for critical listening on your laptop. Sweetwater's Sales Engineers have recommended Apogee's portable interfaces for years as solid solutions for high-quality portable monitoring, and the ultra-compact Apogee Groove brings you stellar D/A conversion and USB convenience in the most portable design yet.



When you Need Stellar Sound, but don't Need a Full Audio Interface

The Apogee Groove Headphone Amplifier Offers an Incredible Listening Experience

Whether you're producing tracks in a hotel room on your laptop, auditioning a mix away from your studio, or any other situation that requires high-quality audio playback, you'll be well served with the Apogee Groove portable USB DAC and headphone amplifier. You get some of Apogee's best-sounding conversion with the simplicity of two buttons for volume control. And because it's powered via USB, just keep the Apogee Groove in your laptop bag and you'll always have studio-quality headphone monitoring within reach.



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Music the Way it is Meant to be Heard

Grado SR225e

Let your ears bask in high fidelity sound… treat yourself to a pair of Grado SR225e headphones to enjoy your favorite music the way it was meant to be heard. Grado's traditional open-back design features enhanced airflow through the rear metal grill, and reproduction that is the definition of high fidelity, with crystal clear spatial placement. Allow yourself to experience true intimacy with your favorite artists.



The Science of High Fidelity

Grado SR225e

This headphone has sizable rear air flow through a metal screen, while utilizing Grado's larger ear cushion and closely matched drivers. The result is a broad soundstage free from coloration. The way the SR225e's new driver, cable and plastic housing move air and react to sound vibrations is virtually unaffected by transient distortions. Bass, midrange and treble are all more wide open and you will enjoy the fine tonal spread and balance. The SR225e will produce a sound that is pure Grado, with warm harmonic colors, rich full bodied vocals, excellent dynamics, and an ultra-smooth top end.


... What these 'phones do surpassingly well is present each track in its own volume of air so that the character of the voice or instrument is timbrally distinct in the mix. I can almost picture the engineer pushing the fader up to isolate the part I'm focused on. I understand that one part of the Grado magic is building a rigid structure around the dynamic driver to damp resonances

- Lang Phipps, Listener Magazine



Apogee Groove

24-bit 192 kHz USB DAC and Headphone Amplifier for Mac and PC
Quantity: 1

General Features:

  • Portable USB DAC and Headphone Amplifier for Mac and PC
  • USB 2.0 connection to Mac and PC
  • Up to 24 bit / 192kHz audio
  • ESS Sabre DAC
  • Enhances your iTunes, Pandora, Spotify, Tidal or other music listening experience
  • Constant Current Drive provides smooth frequency response with any headphones
  • Quad Sum DAC, 4 DACs per channel for highest dynamic range and lowest distortion
  • Asynchronous clocking
  • Multi-color LEDs for status and level indication
  • Powered by USB
  • Top panel buttons for adjusting volume level
  • Built in the USA
  • Dimensions: 3.75"W x 1.8"D x 0.62"H
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

What's in the Box?

  • Groove
  • USB Cable (1 ft)
  • Carrying pouch
  • Product booklet (Quick Start Guide, Warranty Information)
  • Instructions for download of software and complete documentation

Grado SR225e

On-Ear Prestige Series Headphones
Quantity: 1

General Features:

  • On-Ear Prestige Series Stereo Headphones
  • Open-back, over-the-ear design
  • Large dynamic speaker driver produces amazingly clear sound
  • Vented diaphragms (open-air) for spacious, low-distortion sound and extended bass response
  • Special "de-stressed" diaphragms and an eight conductor connecting cable for enhanced levels of inner detail with a more open sound
  • Grado's SpaceBlack Polycarbonate enclosures minimize unwanted vibration and resonance for cleaner, clearer sound
  • Adjustable headband for comfortable listening sessions
  • Driver pairs matched to within 0.05 dB for better stereo imaging
  • Ultra-high purity, long-crystal copper (UHPLC) voice coil wire
  • Ultra-high purity, 8-conductor headphone cable terminated with a 1/8" plug
  • 1/4" plug adapter included
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

Product Specifications:

  • Frequency Response: 20-22,000 Hz
  • Sensitivity: 99.8dB
  • Nominal Impedance: 32 Ohms
  • Cord Length: 67 in. (170.18 cm.)
  • Cable Type: 8-Conductor OFC
  • Plug Size: 1/8" (3.5mm)
  • Plug Construction: Straight Plug
  • Weight/Mass: 9.9 oz (280.66 g)

What's in the Box?

  1. On-ear headphones with attached 67" cable (3.5mm" plug)
  2. 1/4" adapter (installed)
  3. "Celebrating Over 60 Years of Tradition" sheet
  4. Headphone/Warranty info sheet

Headphone Amplifier Specifications

Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC)
A Digital-to-Analog converter (also known as a DAC) converts a digital audio signal into an analog signal. This is especially helpful for listen to music from digital sources, such as iPods and smart phones.
Built-in
Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the amplifier will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
10 - 20,000 Hz
Input Connection
This is the manner in which the headphone amplifiers receive an input audio signal.
USB
Output Connection
This is the manner in which the headphone amplifier will output the audio signal.
3.5mm Mini-Jack
Number of Outputs
Some headphone amplifiers have a built-in splitter so multiple pairs of headphones can be connected to it. The number specified here is the number of headphones that can be connected to the amplifier.
1

DAC Specifications

Sample Rate
24-bit at 192 kHz

Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
Manufacturer

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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

GROOVE2_SR225E

Weight

1.25lbs

Internal SKU

groove2_sr225e

Internal Product ID

106883

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

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