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Fostex HP-A8
Fostex HP-A8
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List Price: $1,499.99
Our Price: $999.99

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Product Code: 9999-11637


Fostex HP-A8C Headphone Amp and DAC

Fostex HP-A8 32-bit D/A Headphone Amplifier

Fostex HP-A8 D/A Converter Details
The new HP-A8 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. Partner with the new TH-900, premium headphones for excellent results.

Fostex HP-A8 D/A Converter Features
  • 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.
  • Beautiful white Organic LED for the display

Fostex HP-A8 D/A Converter 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)

Fostex HP-A8 D/A Converter Output

  • 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

Fostex HP-A8 D/A Converter General

  • Power Consumption:    24 W
  • Dimensions:    213mm(W) x 78mm(H) x 314mm(D)
  • Weight:    approx. 3.75kgs
  • Accessories:    1 x remote controller, Manual