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Fostex HP-A8C Headphone Amplifier and 32 Bit D/A Converter
  • Fostex HP-A8C Headphone Amplifier and 32 Bit D/A Converter
  • Fostex HP-A8C Headphone Amplifier and 32 Bit D/A Converter
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Fostex HP-A8C Headphone Amplifier and 32 Bit D/A Converter

Manufacturer: Fostex USA

Item #: FX-HP-A8C   •   MFG #: HP-A8C


List Price:$1,499.99
Our Price:$799.00

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    The new HP-A8C is Fostex's flagship 32bit D/A Converter & Headphone Amplifier model that 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.

    Caution about use of SD cards:
    SD card higher than Class 6 is strongly recommended.
    Even SD card higher than Class 6 may cause playback jumps if the card is with slow random access speed.
    SDXC card should not be used. Do not insert a SDXC card to prevent from malfunction.
    File name must be less than 53 characters including the extension.
    An SD card can contain up to 10 folders and a folder can contain 30 files.

    • 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 x 4
      • 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
    • Specifications

      • Input
      • Sampling Resolution USB Port: up to 32 bit/192 kHz (24 bit on Windows) 192 kHz sample rate
      • 32-bit for Mac
      • 24-bit for Windows
      • Interface: 1 x High Speed USB 2.0
      • Digital: 2 x optical connector, square
      • 2 x coaxial connector, RCA pin
      • Format: Optical and Coaxial: S/PDIF
      • Resolution: USB: 44.1 to 192 kHz, Optical: 44.1 to 192 kHz, Coaxial: 44.1 to 192 kHzAES/EBU: 44.1 to 192 kHz
      • SDHC: DSF
      • Analog Audio Connector: RCA pin left and right

      • Headphone Outputs - Connector: Stereo Phone
      • Max Output: 700 mW (32ω loaded)
      • Recommended Load Impedance: 16 to 600ω
      • THD: Less than 0.002% at 1 kHz, 32ω loaded, 100 mW
      • Frequency Response: 10 to 80,000 Hz ±0.3 dB
      • Digital Audio Connectors: Optical, square
      • Format: S/PDIF
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