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  • Dante audio input
  • Stereo headphone amplifier
  • Can be used with mono earpieces
  • Under desk mounting
  • Small & robust
  • Powered by PoE
  • 6.35 & 3.5mm headphone outputs
  • Up to 96K/ 24 bit audio

Virgil was the Roman poet who guided Dante through Hell and Purgatory; the Glensound Virgil is a clever little headphone amplifier for providing crystal clear audio into studio & broadcast headphones.

Packaged in a small & robust format and designed to be permanently mounted in studios wherever a headphone circuit is required, the Virgil provides a simple interface between Dante network audio systems and users' headphones.

The Virgil encompasses our unique headphone amplifier circuit which automatically provides the correct output level to match the impedance of the attached headphones (to produce the same volume high impedance headphones require a much greater output level than low impedance).

Virgil receives 2 x audio circuits from a Dante network and routes one to the left and the other to the right channel of the headphone amplifier. A front panel volume control allows the user to adjust the output volume.

Three mounting holes are supplied to enable the Virgil to be mounted underneath a studio desk in a suitable location for the user's headphones. Needing just 1 single network cable to carry both power & audio to the Virgil makes installation very simple.

As well as being suitable for low & high impedance headphones our unique headphone amplifier circuit can be connected to both stereo headphones & mono earpieces, making the Virgil suitable for driving television presenters' ear pieces.

  • Audio
  • Headphone impedance: 32 to 1000 Ohms
  • Maximum output level: +15.8dB into 600 Ohms
  • Headphone jacks: 1 x 6.35mm (1/4") and 1 x 3.5mm stereo 3 pole sockets
  • Front panel level pot range: -20 to + 10dB standard (-70 to + 10dB special order)
  • Frequency Response: >-0.1dB 20Hz to 22kHz
  • Distortion: <0.008% @ 1kHz (ref +8dBu)
  • Noise: < -73dB @ line up (22Hz to 22kHz)
  • Output Power: 1 Watt
  • No of Circuits: 2 off inputs, 1 routed left ear other routed right ear 
  • Power
  • Max current consumption: 2 Watts
  • Powered by Power Over Ethernet (PoE)
  • Dante Network Interface
  • Sample frequency: Up to 96kHz
  • Resolution: 24 bit
  • Line up: 0dBu = -18dBFs
  • Dimensions
    86.61mm wide
    32.23mm high
    104.31mm deep 
  • Weight

Virgil is fitted with the Ultimo chipset from Audinate and this is updated using a Glensound supplied .dnt file using Audinate's update manager tool.

Early versions of the Virgil were fitted with the Ultimo chipset and the latest version of the firmware is: Virgil1_v1.0.0_Dante_v4.0.10.2.dnt

The download location for this file is:

Most versions of the Virgil are fitted with the Ultimo X chipset and latest version of the firmware is: Virgil1_X4_v1.0.0_Dante_v4.1.4.2.dnt

The download location for this file is:

If you're not sure which version of chipset your Virgil is fitted with, then just run Audinate's update manager tool with either of the above versions of firmware, if you've picked the wrong one, then when you try to upload it, the tool will tell you that there are no compatible devices. 

Please note these addresses are locations of the files and not web pages, if you put the above address in your browser it should automatically download the file. You may see ‘page not found’ but all that you actually need is for the the file to be downloaded.  

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