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post #151 of 457

A_Man_Eating_Duck

Many thanks for complete information about power and versions!

I think japan version is best for me.  Aftemarket can be found about 700$ with shipping.

 

PS inventor of torx with pin  - burn in hell...

post #152 of 457

No problems.

 

I've been using mine with a pair of HD600s and it sounds fantastic. The only area I could fault the unit is having a tiny input selector knob and it's also too close to the volume knob. They should have put a bigger input selector knob on the left and moved the power button in to the middle O.o.o.o.o.O.

post #153 of 457

Thank you!

post #154 of 457

yes,Kaneda has not replied anything...) In any case, this is great looking device and I might end up buying it after all, depending on how things go.thanks

PjVLrL

post #155 of 457

I just ordered one))

post #156 of 457

Welcome to the club :)

 

hmm, looks like a new driver has been released

 

http://www.fostexinternational.com/docs/products/HP-A8C.shtml

post #157 of 457

Is the Fostex HP-A8 worth getting for it's DAC alone or would it be better to just get a standalone DAC for the money? I would be pairing it the DAC in the HP-A8 with the Woo Audio WA7 amplifier.

post #158 of 457
Quote:
Originally Posted by pervysage View Post

Is the Fostex HP-A8 worth getting for it's DAC alone or would it be better to just get a standalone DAC for the money? I would be pairing it the DAC in the HP-A8 with the Woo Audio WA7 amplifier.
Its mostly depends on the set up. Using external amp might benefit for some set up and but might not with some set up.
post #159 of 457
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Originally Posted by A_Man_Eating_Duck View Post
 

 

The HP-A8 has a Japan only warranty and is set to 100v by default, the Japan version is much cheaper than the international one. The HP-A8C is the international version with international warranty and the voltage is set to the region your buying for.

 

I brought my HP-A8 for about 81,000 Yen ($785 USD) when i was in Japan. A quick look online the HP-A8C is about $1500 USD

 

 

Internally there are only 3 voltage headers, 230V, 120V and 100V. I'm pretty sure you will be OK setting the HP-A8(C) to 230V and using 220V.

 

 

After I brought my HP-A8 in Japan the hardest part of this procedure was finding the security torx screwdriver to open the case. once the case is open pull the cable that's plugged in to the 100V header and move it to the 230V one keeping the same cable orientation. i changed the power cord to a earthed version and it's been working fine for the last 3 months.

 

 

A bit confused here. On the pic I see no cable plugged into any of the three voltage headers.

Or have you simply pulled it out of the way to take the picture?

post #160 of 457

yes I have pulled the cable out of the way so you can read the voltage writing besides each header.

post #161 of 457

Thanks!

I'm gonna try one of the Japanese eBay vendors then, they're simply half of the price there.

The distributor here asks 1645€ for a HP-A8c. And that's straight from the distributor, no dealer even involved.

post #162 of 457
HP-A8 just arrived from Japan with my friend - looking for this damn torx with pins....
Edited by alexst - 12/28/13 at 3:42am
post #163 of 457

make sure you have a SD card handy in case you need to do the firmware update (there is a SD card size limitation for doing the firmware upgrade).

post #164 of 457
A_Man_Eating_Duck - yes i have sd card less than 64 gb, still searching for this damn torx...


Did anyone try FOSTEX-AudioPlayer Ver1 - how it sound with HP-A8 ?
Edited by alexst - 12/28/13 at 2:12pm
post #165 of 457
thats all i am in big game...
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