HDVD 800

D/A amplifier for all common formats up to 24 bit / 192 kHz
Article No. 505590


With Sennheiser’s HDVD 800, sound is perfect. The HDVD 800 is able to connect with digital sources and is equipped with a high-quality Burr-Brown digital/analog converter (DAC) that converts digital audio data into analog signals with a resolution of 24 bits and a sampling rate of up to 192 kHz. This enables the HDVD 800 to transmit the entire frequency spectrum of high-end audio sources without any loss of frequencies.

In addition to the symmetrical inputs, the HDVD 800 also has an asymmetrical input socket; incoming signals are symmetrized before further processing takes place. Digital sources can be connected to the rear of the unit via an XLR (AES/EBU) input, optical and coaxial (S/PDIF) digital inputs or USB. All digital inputs accept signals up to 24 bit at 192 KHz*. Designed and manufactured in Germany, this high-end, solid-state amplifier harmonize perfectly and deliver an ultimate acoustic performance when paired with any of Sennheiser’s audiophile headphones.


  • D/A amplifier for all common formats up to 24 bit / 192 kHz

  • D/A amplifier can be used for CD and DVD players

  • AES/BU, S/PDIF, USB inputs

  • Symmetrical (XLR) and asymmetrical (RCA) analog inputs

  • Symmetrical output

  • Sockets for four sets of headphones (two of which symmetrical)

What's in the box?

  • HDVD 800
  • Safety guide
  • Quick start guide
  • CD containing the user manual and Windows driver

ASIO compatibility information

This product supports the audio transfer protocol ASIO (Audio Stream Input/Output) for native playback of high-resolution audio files. Software components from Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH are used for this purpose. ASIO is a registered trademark of Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH.

ASIO compatibility information

Technical Data

  • Dimensions
    (W x H x D): approx. 216 mm x 55 mm x 324 mm
  • Frequency response
    0.3 Hz to 100 kHz (-3 dB)
  • THD, total harmonic distortion
    < -110 dB (1 kHz / maximum gain)
  • Weight
    2,2 Kg
  • Audio input
    Analogue input XLR-3 : Max. input voltage 20 dBV / Input impedance 10 kOhm
    Analogue input RCA: Max. input voltage (eff) 14 dBV / Input impedance 10 kOhm
    Digital SPDIF (RCA): Max. sampling frequency 192 kHz /AES3-compatible) / Max. resolution 24 bit
    Digital SPDIF (TosLink): Max. sampling frequency: 88,2 kHz (AES3-compatible) Max. resolution: 24 bit
    Digital AES/EBU (XLR-3): Max. sampling frequency: 192 kHz (AES3-compatible) / Max. resolution: 24 bit
    USB (USB-B) USB standard: USB 2.0 / USB 3.0 USB audio class: USB Audio 2.0
  • Power consumption
    9 W
  • Input voltage range
    100-240 V AC / 50-60 Hz


  • Fact Sheets
  • Instruction Manual
  • Application Software
    • HDVD 800 - Audio USB 2.0 Software Package 2. 14 incl. Firmware Update 1. 04 - Windows® (1.3 MB) Download

      Supported operating systems: Windows XP mit SP3 (32 Bit), Windows VISTA mit SP2 (32 Bit), Windows VISTA x64 mit SP2 (64 Bit), Windows 7 (32 Bit), Windows 7 x64 (64 Bit)

    • HDVD 800 - Firmware Update 1. 04 - MAC OS (110 KB) Download

      for MAC OS X 10.6.4 (Snow Leopard) or higher

  • Release Notes
    • HDVD Firmware Update - Release Notes - Version 1. 04 .0 (52 KB) Download

  • EU Declaration of Conformity
    • EU Declaration of Conformity HDVx 600_800 (340 KB) Download

  • Compliance Sheet
    • ASIO compatibility information (240 KB) Download