Fostex HPA8C Mk2

£1,099.00



Fostex HPA8C at Audiologica, an audiophile high resolution DAC and headphone amplifier in a classy compact package

The new HP-A8C is Fostex’s flagship 32bit DAC / Headphone Amplifier model and features finely designed Analogue and Digital circuitries as well as the epoch-making DSD audio playback function.

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Description

Fostex HPA8C Mk2

Fostex HPA8C at Audiologica, an audiophile high resolution DAC and headphone amplifier in a classy compact package

The new HP-A8C is Fostex’s flagship 32bit DAC / Headphone Amplifier model and features finely designed Analogue 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.

  • High fidelity 32bit D/A converter (Asahi Kasei’s AK4399) and all discrete analogue 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

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)

Analogue   Connector:    RCA Pin (L, R)

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

Analogue   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

General

    Power Consumption:    24 W

    Dimensions:    213mm(W) x 78mm(H) x 314mm(D)

    Weight:    approx. 3.75kgs

    Accessories:    1 x remote controller, Manual  

Brand

Fostex

Fostex