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HA-INFO U2 PLUS DAC

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HA-INFO U2 Plus

 

 

Great little USB DAC, with impressive specs for the price which is £45 ($70):

 

AD1852 DAC

Tenor USB TE7022

ALPS Pot

TI 6120A2 headphone amp

Good quality caps 

 

After replacing the stock op-amp with a OPA2134 and using Sennheiser HD600 headphones (300 ohm) the sound is smooth and dynamic but controlled and with good detail. There's also enough power to drive the Sennheisers to fairly high volume levels.

 

Despite their high impedance, there is very good synergy with the HD600s; however I can't vouch for other headphones, as there is the possibility that this unit may have a high headphone output impedance, which means low impedance headphones - which are usually most suitable for this type of amp because of the ease with which they can be driven - will probably not sound as good. However this is speculation on my part, other users may be able to confirm or refute this.

 

Despite this reservation I'm surprised how this unassuming little unit can manage to sound so authoritative and musically satisfying (with my headphones) for such a (relatively) low price.

 

One thing worth mentioning is that the HA INFO needs at least 60 hours 'burn-in' to start sounding its best. At the beginning when plugged in from new, the unit sounds quite hard and cold. After the burn-in process (I gave it 90 hours in total), it opened up nicely.

 

  


Edited by Mr Vicarious - 2/2/15 at 2:58am
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It sounds so good < I just got the modified version of it from my friend

It can drive HD800 and HE5 easily ,sounds even better than my HM801 unbelieveable

 

 

I would say the best value ever for me is this combination

Creative aurvana mod with cardas cable and a little mod in side (total cost = 133 $ ) + modded HA U2 Dac amp (cost total  around 150 usd. I'm not quite sure cuz he just build in a small amp inside ).

 

I will listen to it with my JH16 tomorrow06102011444.jpg


Edited by coolcat - 10/5/11 at 11:48am
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Can you tell me what mods exactly your friend did to the unit? I would be really interested to know.

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I will ask him,but I don't know if he will answer (even though we're friend :( ),he likes to keep it secret.

I think he can tell me about the opamp and how he built his amp in Generall,if I get some information from him ,I will tell you

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hello mate am thinking of buying the ha info u2 , is it in your opinion a good buy and where did you optain your op amps. thanks

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Yes, I definitely recommend the HA INFO. The op amps can be purchased from eBay.If you buy it, give it at least 60 hours burn-in to reach it's full potential.


Edited by Mr Vicarious - 2/1/15 at 11:15am
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Originally Posted by Mr Vicarious View Post

Can you tell me what mods exactly your friend did to the unit? I would be really interested to know.


 

Hi, About the answers for your Questions.(Sorry for my poor English )

..... First of all I've done hardly modded to every thing I own for the best performance of itself can do. ( I means the chips, the circuits and the topology)

 

1) Find out the weak point and Decrease it.

....The power supply ...>>> To change some parts with the power full ,Faster and make sure the current can smoothly  flow.

....The signal parts  ....>>> To upgrade, replace with the more good sounding parts

2) As my modded concept above  ,,, thinking about  "How to upgrade  the overall performance and setting the GOAL  (ex. 10X worth of it price) "

.... Do it follow my dreams and enjoy to got the result.Copy of DSCF4663.JPG

 

Note: My next step modify.

Using the external power supply  0-28V 1.2A Linear Regulator (and review the amplification gain of the amp. stage) for more power full  and enjoy to drive the HE6

 


Edited by wat12 - 10/19/11 at 2:30am
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I just pulled the plug on this sucker, what can I expect, i've never owned a DAC/AMP before. (Except fiio e3, which was awesome) I'm using a pair of old, bassy russian orthos - TDS5M.
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Interested in buy one of these but I'm not 100% confident in the dimensions I'm seeing listed on various site (145mm(L) x 31mm(H) x 75mm (W) - Just looks a lot smaller than that so wondering if anyone would be kind enough to confirm these for (unfortunately size is an issue for me).

Thanks.

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Anyone know how one of these compares to a FiiO E10?

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Is it better than MM 02 US ?

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Originally Posted by coolcat View Post

 

I will listen to it with my JH16 tomorrow


 

How did it sound with your JH16?

 

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I agree it's the best budget USB DAC headphone amp but forget the OPA you mention biggrin.gif and put a serious OPA like the Audio-GD OPA-EARTH and you get a true killer amp!

Ok you have to sacrifice some aesthetical but it worth the effort...The sound of stock HA INFO U2 PLUS is quite decent but with the Audio-GD OPA the difference is spectaculareek.gif

With stock and OPA2134 the cymbal sound like 192kbps mp3, with the Audio-GD it sound like 900kbps FLAC. The modified HA INFO U2 PLUS is even better than my previous setup:Fubar II USB DAC and Little Dot MK4 SEbeyersmile.png

 

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Much better.


Edited by Mr Vicarious - 7/22/12 at 6:39am
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That's one serious looking op-amp! How much was it and is it readily available?

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