Fostex HP-A8C Headphone amplifier  

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Prime headphone amp for audiophiles and audio professionals.

The new HP-A8C is Fostex's flagship 32bit DAC / Headphone Amplifier model and features finely designed Analog and Digital circuitries as well as the epoch-making DSD audio playback function. Housed in a gorgeous enclosure featuring glass front panel and black side panel, the HP-A8C is set to spark the interest of both high-end headphone users as well as PC audio makers, professionals and enthusiasts.

  • High fidelity 32bit D/A converter (Asahi Kasei's AK4399) and all discrete analog circuitry headphone amplifier.
  • Complies with USB Audio Class 2.0 up to 32bit / 192kHz (24bit on Windows)
  • Asynchronous mode by highly precise TCXO (Temperature Compensated Cristal Oscillator) clock.
  • Highly precise level adjustment by an electronic volume designed for audio equipment.
  • Large capacity toroidal power transformer.
  • Built-in SD (SDHC) card drive for epoch-making DSD file (DSF format) reproduction in addition to the firmware update.
  • Selectable between the internal clock and the external clock (except for USB and SD card)
  • Built-in up-sampling function of x 2 and x4
  • Digital Filter selection between the conventional "sharp roll-off" and the "minimum delay" developed by Asahi Kasei to eliminate pre-echo.
  • Direct Out mode bypassing the volume control circuit.
  • Variable headphone amplifier's gain from 0dB to -12dB by 0.5dB step for perfect match with any type of headphones.
  • Various inputs including USB, AES/EBU, Coaxial, Optical (x2) and analog RCA.
  • A dedicated Remote Controller is supplied.

Order today and experience audio perfection.


HP-A8C Headphone amplifier Specifications:

  • Input
    USB port sampling frequency: up to 32bit/192kHz (24bit on Windows)
    Interface: USB high speed
    Digital (Optical) Connector x 2: optical, square
    Format: S/PDIF (44.1kHz “ 192kHz)
    Digital (Coaxial) Connector: RCA Pin
    Format: S/PDIF (44.1kHz “ 192kHz)
    Analog Connector: RCA Pin (L, R)

    Phones 1,2 Connector: Stereo phone
    Max Output: 700mW (32-ohm loaded)
    Opt load Impedance: 16 ohm “ 600 ohm
    THD: less than 0.002% at 1kHz, 32-ohm loaded, 100mW
    Frequency response: 10Hz - 80kHz +-0.3dB
    Analog Connector: RCA Pin
    Opt load impedance: more than 10k ohm
    THD: less than 0.002% at 1kHz
    Frequency response: 10Hz - 80kHz +-0.3dB
    Digital Connector: Optical, square
    Format S/PDIF

    Power Consumption: 24 W
    Dimensions (W x H x D): 8.39" x 3.1" x12.4"
    Weight: approx. 7lb.
    Accessories: 1 x remote controller, Manual
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