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Fostex HP-A7 32 bit DAC & Headphone Amp (Price Drop)

Will Ship To: Anywhere

This is a very nice piece of kit that sadly has not been widely distributed outside of Japan. I have used this unit for a little longer than a year and am selling only because I wanted to have balanced outputs for my Stax amplifiers. It is a fantastic all-in-one box with great input/output options, superb specs, solid build quality, and an excellent transparent headphone amp with Low/Normal gain that I have used with complete satisfaction with the D7000s, LCD2s, JH13Pros, and HD800s. The 32bit DAC chip is the same one employed by Esoteric in their D-05 DAC. Voltage operates 100-240V.

 

The unit operates flawlessly and is immaculate as far as I can tell, but to be safe, there may be some small blemish that a more discerning eye can find. Nothing significant for sure.

 

Price Japan lists these as $854 shipped to the US and I have found them on Ebay for $975 plus shipping.

 

I am asking $645 US plus shipping & fees. I will ship world wide via EMS with insurance and tracking. The DAC is packed and ready to go and would likely arrive within a week.

 

PRICE DROP: $585 US plus shipping & fees

 

Please PM me with any questions. I am not looking for trades and the price is firm.

 

Thanks!

 

 

Here are the specs.

 

FOSTEX HP-A7 32 BIT DAC + Headphone Amplifier

  • HP-A7 has various digital input 32bit DAC and high quality headphone amplifier
  • It also works as pre-amplifier supplying USB, OPTICAL, COAXIAL, ANALOG inputs
  • HP-A7 does not use volume circuit, but direct out system
  • Discrete headphone amplifier by TO-220 package big capacity transistor
  • HP-A7 mounts 2 headphone output which is different type gain, adopting each impedance
  • Adopt high quality 32bit DAC AKM AK4392  (Same as Esoteric D-05)
  • Low jitter designed L/R individual DAC power
  • DC detecting high performance headphone protection system
  • HP-A7 adopts high quality analog parts, Linear Technology Corporation high performance high through rate OP amplifier, Fostex original customized NICHIKON condenser, TAKMAN ELECTRONICS Precision metal film resistor, Panasonic PPS film condenser and WIMA film condenser
  • Pure brass bases and tungsten compound washer suppress vibration.

 

 

Specification

[Input]
USB port
Sampling frequency: up to 24bit/96kHz
Interface: USB Full Speed
DIGITAL INPUT-OPTICAL (1, 2) terminal
Connector: Square optical
Format: S / PDIF (32kHz ~ 96kHz)
DIGITAL INPUT-COAXIAL jack
Connector: RCA pin jack
Format: S / PDIF (32kHz ~ 192kHz)
ANALOG INPUT (L, R) terminal
Connector: RCA pin jack

[Output]
PHONES (1, 2) terminal
Connector: stereo phone jack
Sensitivity: PHONES 1: Low gain PHONES 2: Gain normal
Maximum output: 700mW (load ohm 32)
Load Impedance: 16 ~ 600 ohm
THD: 0.002% or less (at 1kHz, load 32 ohm, 1Vrms output)
Frequency Response: 10Hz ~ 150kHz +/- 3dB
ANALOG OUTPUT (L, R) terminal
Connector: RCA pin jack
Load Impedance: 10k ohm or more
THD: 0.002% or less
Frequency Response: 10Hz ~ 80kHz +/- 3dB (192kHz is used)
DIGITAL OUTPUT jack
Connector: Square optical
 Format: S / PDIF (32kHz ~ 96kHz)

[General]
Accessories: AC Adaptor (x 1), power cord (x 1), USB cable (x 1), manual (x 1)
Dimensions: 194 (W) x 44 (H) x 230 (D) mm
Weight: about 1.6kg
Power: DC15V (supplied from the supplied AC adapter only) 100~240V (50Hz/60Hz)

Power consumption: 15W


Edited by Gu Sensei - 8/4/11 at 5:48pm
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