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post #76 of 307

Hmm, never heard about the Signature Pro. Pretty expensive one as well I see, for a portable at least.

How does it perform vs. the AH-A100? I find that one to be a pretty decent portable phone as well, and certainly a beautiful little thing.

post #77 of 307
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Hmm, never heard about the Signature Pro. Pretty expensive one as well I see, for a portable at least.

How does it perform vs. the AH-A100? I find that one to be a pretty decent portable phone as well, and certainly a beautiful little thing.


The Signature Pro is pretty much on the same level as the Edition 8 in all respects. The build quality is not as outwardly flashy, but in some ways it's even superior to the Edition 8. It's very rugged and would actually function well as a portable, unlike the Edition 8 which, despite being marketed as a portable and having tremendous isolation, is a bit delicate and fancy-looking for me to consider taking it around with me.

 

The Signature Pro pretty much outclasses the AH-A100 in ever respect. It's on the level of a flagship headphone imo, and the AH-A100 is not.

post #78 of 307

One to look out for then, thanks for the tip!

post #79 of 307
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The Signature Pro is pretty much on the same level as the Edition 8 in all respects. The build quality is not as outwardly flashy, but in some ways it's even superior to the Edition 8. It's very rugged and would actually function well as a portable, unlike the Edition 8 which, despite being marketed as a portable and having tremendous isolation, is a bit delicate and fancy-looking for me to consider taking it around with me.

 

The Signature Pro pretty much outclasses the AH-A100 in ever respect. It's on the level of a flagship headphone imo, and the AH-A100 is not.

yep and those oh so shiny cups are actually ruthenium 'plated' plastic, with glued on leather earpads. i was quite taken aback when i cracked them open to recable
 

 

post #80 of 307

Does anyone have any actual impressions on this thing yet? 

post #81 of 307

Nothing new? Amazon JP starts selling it and a Japanese customer gave it a high praise http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B0078BEYJ2/ref=asc_df_B0078BEYJ2555032/. Unfortunately you need to do Google translation and read broken English.

post #82 of 307

Does anyone have one of these yet?

post #83 of 307
Anyone?
post #84 of 307

Anyone? ;D

 

Do I need to order one myself... Maybe as a shower rig with my ATH-W1000X...

post #85 of 307

News (and a free post for me) from FostexInternational.com/

 

HP-A8C to offer DSD playback from PC via USB
 

May 2012

Fostex is exhibiting a prototype sample of new version firmware for the 32bit DAC/Headphone Amp, model HP-A8C, at the upcoming “Headphone Festival Spring 2012” held at Stadium Place Aoyama in downtown Tokyo on May 12.

The HP-A8 has already accomplished the DSD audio (DSF file) direct stream playback via SD card loaded in its SD card slot. This time, the newly added feature is to enable playing back the DSD audio data from a personal computer via USB connection. The prototype exhibition uses a third party DSD playback software on a personal computer and transfers the audio data in DoP format.

The official implementation of this function will be announced in the near future.



 

HP-A8C to offer DSD playback from PC via USB

 

 

Click on image(s) above for high resolution version(s)

 

(source: http://www.fostexinternational.com/docs/latest_news/EFFyVVEypVvrXCPdvc.shtml)


Edited by devouringone3 - 5/11/12 at 3:30pm
post #86 of 307

Can anyone confirm the voltages for the A8? Does it have mutli-voltage power supply or do I need a trasnformer to use it in the US?

 

Think of buying it from amazon.co.jp and use package forwarding service to get it here.


Edited by geared2play - 6/30/12 at 6:03pm
post #87 of 307
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Does anyone have any actual impressions on this thing yet? 

 

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Nothing new? Amazon JP starts selling it and a Japanese customer gave it a high praise http://www.amazon.co.jp/dp/B0078BEYJ2/ref=asc_df_B0078BEYJ2555032/. Unfortunately you need to do Google translation and read broken English.

 

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Does anyone have one of these yet?

 

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Anyone?

 

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Anyone? ;D

 

Do I need to order one myself... Maybe as a shower rig with my ATH-W1000X...

 

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Originally Posted by geared2play View Post

Can anyone confirm the voltages for the A8? Does it have mutli-voltage power supply or do I need a trasnformer to use it in the US?

 

Think of buying it from amazon.co.jp and use package forwarding service to get it here.

 

Jude has one. He talks about it a little in his review of the AudioQuest Dragonfly

post #88 of 307
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Originally Posted by geared2play View Post

Can anyone confirm the voltages for the A8? Does it have mutli-voltage power supply or do I need a trasnformer to use it in the US?

 

Think of buying it from amazon.co.jp and use package forwarding service to get it here.

It's not mutli-voltage. Just got the 230V version!

post #89 of 307

I hope that it going to make you fly! this thing looks amazing

post #90 of 307
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I hope that it going to make you fly! this thing looks amazing

It is better than I thought after my first couple hours listenning. 

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