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post #166 of 457
Firmware 3.0 released by fostex enable native DSD playback (DoP 1.0).
http://www.fostexinternational.com/docs/latest_news/EFluZVkkpkYJXuGXeL.shtml

I tested it with audirvana plus on an imac : DSD64 direct mode by manually selecting DSD over PCM 1.0
Also tested on a ipad air with camera kit and the onkyo hf player app with dsf files converted from SACD ISO images.

With this upgrade I find the japanese version of HP-A8 a very competitive gear.
post #167 of 457
japan version already updated to 3.1 firmware.

http://www.fostex.jp/version_up/393

smily_headphones1.gif

新版 Version3.01 2013/12/19
● SDカードからの再生において、一部のWAV(BWF)ファイルが再生できなかった問題に対応しました。
post #168 of 457

Looks like it's a bug fix update. Some wav files not playing off SD card.

post #169 of 457
I really love this stuff(HP-A8C). But that's over my budget($1500). Could you give us information from where & what store you buying this in Japan(HP-A8)? Thank You
Edited by deskolim - 1/4/14 at 7:21am
post #170 of 457
Anyone ever make comparison Fostex HP-A3(only its dac) with Dacport LX?
post #171 of 457
Quote:
Originally Posted by deskolim View Post

I really love this stuff(HP-A8C). But that's over my budget($1500). Could you give us information from where & what store you buying this in Japan(HP-A8)? Thank You
I get my with friend who back from Japan.

Also i use http://www.jauce.com/ to buy in Japan. It cost at all cheaper then local dealers.
Edited by alexst - 1/4/14 at 7:28am
post #172 of 457
Available on ebay for about 850 euros shipping to europe included,
200 more euros to pay custom taxes. About 1000 euros instead of 1600 in local store for EU residents.
I also see it on amazon.de for 900 euros (december 2013).

I just had to change voltage settings to 230V (require to open the case and move a connector - five minutes if you got a torx 9 tool).
post #173 of 457

I brought mine from here

 

http://www.e-earphone.jp

 

http://www.e-earphone.jp/shop/shopdetail.html?brandcode=008020000004&search=fostex&sort=brandname

 

I also managed to get through customs without paying tax on it. I was asked by the customs lady what was in the box, I said a headphone amplifier, she said a what with a puzzled look on her face. I proceeded to tell her what it does and she got a more confused look on her face and just let me through without actually asking me how much it cost.

post #174 of 457
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Originally Posted by alexst View Post

japan version already updated to 3.1 firmware.

http://www.fostex.jp/version_up/393

smily_headphones1.gif

新版 Version3.01 2013/12/19
● SDカードからの再生において、一部のWAV(BWF)ファイルが再生できなかった問題に対応しました。

Have you tried It???

post #175 of 457
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Originally Posted by stakatch View Post

Have you tried It???

yes,upgrade to last firmware immediately after receive HP-A8, all work fine, but i don't have dsd for testing and not use embedded flash reader.
post #176 of 457

I have just performed the v3.01 firmware update on my unit. Working fine, Just need to reconfigure all my settings again.

post #177 of 457

Hi guys and gals - is there any difference between versions of the HP-8A? I see there's a HP-8c <- what's up with the 'c'?

post #178 of 457
post #179 of 457
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Originally Posted by A_Man_Eating_Duck View Post

A few pages back I explain the differences.

http://www.head-fi.org/t/578167/fostex-hp-a8-dac-amp-and-other-fostex-gear/135#post_10065605

Most humble apologies. I have no idea how i missed it. Much appreciated, good Sir.
post #180 of 457
Another good feature that this DAC really needs is the ability to disable unused inputs on the input selector.

I'm using the USB and Optical 1 and I need to scroll at least 4 notches to the left or 5 notches to the right to switch between them.

I might try and fire them an email.
Edited by A_Man_Eating_Duck - 1/26/14 at 9:13pm
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