Brise Audio Tsuranagi new portable headphone amplifier from Japan

Japanese company Brise Audio unveiled its Tsuranagi portable headphone amplifier, announced back in the spring of 2021. In Japan, the Brise Audio Tsuranagi can be purchased at a price of 297,000 yen (about $2500). It can be supplemented with a proprietary balanced cable. In this case, the amplifier will cost 330,000 yen (about $2800).

Brise Audio Tsuranagi

TBrise Audio Tsuranagi headphone amplifier received two inputs (standard 3.5mm and balanced 4.4mm) and two outputs (2.5 and 4.4mm – both balanced). The device is capable of delivering 2×1000mW with a 32Ohm headphone impedance. The frequency range is 2 – 20,000Hz. A full battery charge lasts up to 8 hours.

Brise Audio Tsuranagi

The manufacturer notes that the new amplifier is manufactured exclusively in Japan, while due to the lack of semiconductors, the supply of the new amplifier may be delayed.

Brise Audio Tsuranagi

At first glance, it may seem that devices of this size and class have a rather high price, it is difficult to name competitors in this price category right away. However, Brise Audio assures that “TSURANAGI is designed with the guiding principle of minimizing the influence of the external environment and bringing out the best performance of the equipment as much as possible in terms of sound quality and performance“.

Brise Audio Tsuranagi

Brise Audio Tsuranagi Specifications

  • Input – Unbalanced: 3pole3.5mm, Balanced: 4.4 mm(4pole+GND)
  • Output – Balanced 4.4 mm(4pole+GND) / 4pole 2.5mm 
  • Voltage gain (volume max) – 10.5 dB
  • Maximum input (volume max) – 1.5 Vrms (2.1Vpeak)
  • Frequency response (-3dB) – 2 Hz – 200 kHz
  • Recommended load impedance – 16 ohm or more
  • Maximum output power (16ohm, THD+N<0.01%) – 700 mW + 700 mW
  • Maximum output power (32ohm, THD+N<0.01%) – 1000 mW + 1000 mW
  • Maximum output power (300ohm, THD+N<0.01%) – 100 mW + 100 mW
  • “THD+N (BW=20kHz, 1Vrms Output,16ohm)” < 0.005 %
  • “THD+N (BW=20kHz, 1Vrms Output,300ohm)” < 0.002 %
  • “THD+N (BW=20kHz, 3.4Vrms Output,300ohm)” < 0.0007 %
  • Crosstalk (20Hz – 20kHz) -<-100 dB
  • Battery life – 8 h
  • Weight – 360 g
  • W x H x D, – Not including protrusions 80 mm x 30 mm x 120 mm
  • Charge terminal – USB Type-C
  • Battery capacity – 7.4 V 2800 mAh
  • Charge time -<5 h (Use a 5V2A AC adapter)