RHA Dacamp L1 honoured with EISA Award for best portable DAC/headphone amplifier


  • Global audio brand RHA wins prestigious EISA award for their first portable headphone amplifier and D/A converter, the Dacamp L1
  • To celebrate this, RHA are offering their precision collection (Dacamp L1 and CL1 Ceramic headphones) at special award prices
  • RHA will be presented with the award at the EISA Awards Ceremony on the 1st September at the IFA show in Berlin


Global audio company RHA is proud to announce that the Dacamp L1 has been awarded the EISA award for “Best Product” in the category “Portable DAC/Headphone Amplifier” by the European Imaging and Sound Association. Considered one of the most important awards in specialist consumer electronics, the EISA award recognises products that combine advanced technology and desirable features with industry-leading performance.

To celebrate this prestigious award with their customers, RHA is now offering the Dacamp L1 as well as the high-end CL1 Ceramic headphone at special award prices of £299.95 / €399.95 and £249.95 / €299.95 respectively. Terms and conditions of this offer can be found at www.rha.co.uk.


Now in their 35th year, the European Imaging and Sound Association comprises the experience and knowledge of more than 50 member magazines in over 25 countries, making it an integral part of the consumer electronics industry. Their international and independent Expert Groups evaluate the latest CE products in a rigorous and lengthy process, assessing innovation and technology to ensure that every EISA award winner is the top performer in its class.

About the Dacamp L1, EISA said: “This young company has hit the ground running with its first portable DAC and headphone amp. High quality ESS DAC chips serve up a detailed and vivid sound, and its rugged aluminium casing is one of the most stylish around. For music on the move, it’s a terrific choice.”


Launched in November 2016 as RHA’s first non-headphone product, the Dacamp L1 embodies the company’s ethos of innovation and quality. A unique composition of premium materials, cutting-edge technology and the ability to reproduce high-resolution audio allows listeners to enjoy music as close to the original recording as possible – anytime, anywhere.

Carefully machined from extruded aluminium, the Dacamp L1 combines classic hi-fi aesthetics with lightweight and durable materials for desktop and portable listening. The innovative setup features dedicated processors for each stereo channel to produce balanced, high-resolution analogue audio. This unique configuration of dual SABRE32 ES9018K2M DACs and class AB amplifiers eliminates cross-signal interference for pure, accurate audio reproduction.

Designed for ease of use and compatibility, the Dacamp L1 features tactile control dials that allow the customer to tune treble and bass response to their personal preference. Gain controls, a variety of inputs and 3.5mm and mini XLR outputs enable compatibility with a range of audio equipment. A powerful 4000mAh lithium-ion battery offers 10 hours playback and a charge out function for phones and tablets, making the Dacamp L1 a truly versatile and innovative product.

“The Dacamp L1 does not compromise on portability, aesthetic or sound and required years of development and dedication. To be rewarded with such a prestigious award is a great achievement,” said Kyle Hutchison, RHA Head of Product Design. “At RHA, we’re striving to make products that offer customers the best possible audio experience. For the Dacamp L1 to be recognised as Best Portable DAC/Headphone amp by EISA is an honour.”

RHA will be presented with the award at the EISA Awards Ceremony on the 1st September 2017 in Berlin, Germany.



Output power (16Ω): 300mW

Output power (300Ω): 28mW

Output impedance: 2.2 ohms

THD+N: >0.0018%

Dynamic range: 111dB

PCM sampling frequencies: 44.1 - 384kHz, 16 / 24 / 32-bit

DSD sampling frequencies: 2.8224MHz (DSD64), 5.6448MHz (DSD128), 11.2896MHz (DSD256)

Input connections: 3.5mm line in, USB A, USB micro-B, mini-TOSLINK Optical

Output connections: 3.5mm line out, 3.5mm headphone out, 4-pin Mini XLR (balanced)

Battery: 4000 mAh

Dimensions: 118x73x20mm

Weight: 233g





About RHA

Since 2011, RHA has developed a range of award-winning personal audio products that feature innovative designs, durable materials and true-to-life sound reproduction.

2017 is already a big year for RHA; in January, their flagship in-ear headphone was named as a CES 2017 Best of Innovation Honouree, they were named 10 of 100 on the Sunday Times Lloyds SME Export Track 100 list, 54 of the 100 fastest growing private companies on the Sunday Times Virgin Fast Track 100, and CEO Andrew Reid was honoured by Ernst & Young with the 2017 Disruptor Entrepreneur Award for Scotland.

RHA is based in Glasgow, Scotland and sells products in more than 40 countries globally.


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About EISA and the EISA Awards

The European Imaging and Sound Association (EISA) is a unique and longstanding collaboration between 55 of the most respected international specialist CE magazines. These periodicals, their websites and forums deliver regular and independent technical reviews on new products, and embrace the full sphere of consumer electronics. Member magazines from over 20 European countries, plus the USA and Australia, contribute their experience to one or more of EISA’s six Expert Groups in the fields of Photography, Mobile Devices, Hi-Fi, Home Theatre Audio, Home Theatre Display & Video and In-Car Electronics.

Every year, the EISA Awards celebrate those products that combine the most advanced technology and desirable features with industry-leading performance. The EISA Awards range from the most affordable, high value products to the most aspirational expressions of modern consumer electronics. Award categories change from year to year, reflecting the evolution of product design and connectivity, but every EISA Award winner remains the very best in its class. The sheer strength in numbers of EISA’s members ensures the EISA Awards logo carries tremendous weight with all informed consumers.

Based on their own reviews and tests throughout the year, each member magazine nominates an initial shortlist of products that best reflects the star performers in their Expert Group(s). All these individual recommendations are collated into a master list before the merits of these products are discussed in detail, and in person, by the members of each Expert Group at EISA’s AGM in late June. The final voting takes place at this AGM and all nominations are kept strictly confidential.