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*NEW* Bryston BHA-1 Balanced Headphone Amplifier - $1295

FREE Shipping - U.S. Sales ONLY

 

We are pleased to announce we are now a Dealer for Bryston Headphone Amplifiers.

 

It is capable of both single ended and balanced operation.

 

We think its a PHENOMENAL Headphone Amp

and especially for its price range. 

 

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Here they are in my system at home in BLACK.

 

 

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Designed for both audiophiles and audio professionals. The BHA-1 fully resolves musical detail and clarity. Effortless transient power at any level or load. The resolution from your headphones is dramatic.

 

Advancing our tradition of unmatched audio performance and functionality, the BHA-1 Bryston Headphone Amplifier is our reference amplifier solution for the finest listning experiences with your headphones.

 

The advantage of driving each headphone driver with two amplifiers configured in balanced or series mode is doubling the signal voltage into this speaker. This configuration has been proven with our 7B, 14B and 28B amplifiers.

 

Bryston is bringing this concept to driving headphones. Balanced power amplifiers have no speaker currents being drawn from the circuit ground so the ground reference is always clean and stable especially when higher power is in order.  Balanced amplifier outputs can never be grounded, and at this time it seems most headphones are supplied with stereo 1/4” plugs that connect the low sides of their speakers together and attach them to the shield or ground pin.

 

The remedy is simple and in most cases requires only changing the 1/4” connector to either two 3pin XLR connectors or a single 4 pin XLR connector. Bryston is able to provide this service if necessary. An adaptor cable is also available to allow for both balanced and single-ended operation of your headphones.

 

 

PRODUCT FEATURES:
 

• Balanced Dual mono circuitry
• High Quality Noble Stereo Volume control
– laser trimmed
• Left/Right Balance Control
• 6 Fully discrete Class A Bryston operational amplifiers
• Balanced outputs – 4 pin stereo and dual left/right
3 pin outputs
• Stereo ¼ inch single ended outputs
• 14dB or 20dB of selectable gain available
• All input and output connectors are Gold plated
• 10k input impedance
• Multiple headphone drive capability


POWER OPTIONS:
• Standard: high quality Bryston internal analog
power supply
• Optional: MPS-2 power supply also available
(replaces internal supply).

 

Specifications


Harmonic Distortion:  Less than .003 at 32 ohms at 100mW 20Hz to 20KHz.
IM Distortion:  Less than 001%
Signal to Noise:  Greater than 105dB

Frequency response:  20 to 20KHz plus or minus .1dB
Weight: 8lbs (3.6 kg)
Dimensions: (H) - 3.125 inches x (W) 17 or 19 inches x (D) 11.25 inches
HI-Z load: 20 Volts into 600 ohms
(667mW) at 001% THD + N at 20-20K
Low-Z load: 4 volts into 32 ohms (500 mW) at 001%
THD + N at 20-20K

 

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Thank You.

Drew Baird, P.E. 
Moon Audio 
624 Holly Springs Rd.

Suite 321 
Holly Springs, NC 27540 
919-649-5018 
drew@moon-audio.com

http://www.moon-audio.com

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Thank You. Nichole Baird Moon Audio140 Iowa Lane Suite 204, NC 27511 919-649-5018 nichole@moon-audio.com http://www.moon-audio.com Moon Audio Home...

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Great Amp!

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niiice

post #4 of 32
Drew, have you ordered your stock yet? If so are yours with locking or non-locking XLR? I didn't know about that option until I read the preliminary owners manual. Thinking I would prefer non-locking, locking must be a pro-gear thing.
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Avert eyes...hide wallet...

post #6 of 32

Looks great. Would be nice to see how this matches up against the Schiit Mjolnir.

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For one, you can use the Bryston with a regular headphone.

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Looks great. Would be nice to see how this matches up against the Schiit Mjolnir.


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Looks great. Would be nice to see how this matches up against the Schiit Mjolnir.


Very interested in comparisons...

 

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So just spent some time this morning with a few phones on the Bryston. The Audeze LCD-3, Beyerdynamic T1, Fostex TH-900 & because someone asked the UE11pro. I used the same set up from CanFest. PS Audio Perfect Wave Dac w the bridge card as the input, pulling data stream from our HP Media Server. I used Black Dragon Balanced Headphone cable to be consistent on the T1 and LCD-2. The Fostex is not re-cabled as this is not mine and has to go back to Fostex. I used balanced inputs form PWD and balanced output on the LCD-3 and T1. Others where via 1/4" jack.

 

The LCD-3 and the Bryston are ridiculous together. Just absolutely WOW!!!! I used all types of music. Volume control on the LCD-3 and Fostex where at about 9-11 o'clock depending on original track recording volume. And the T1 was at about 10:30 to 12 o'clock. The T1 and LCD-3 had the most bottom end weight and wow factor. However the Fostex was crisper, not bright just sizzled more. Man do I like the new Fostex. So much level headed across the frequency spectrum over the D7000. So clean. I would say of the 3 it was the best for critical listening. But the LCD-3 was just liquid awesome. So musical....The T1 was no slouch, it is still my vote for best bang for the buck over $1000. All 3 of these phones are fantastic choices for this amp. The great thing about Bryston gear has always been it's neutrality. None of their gear over colors the sound. Always very clean sounding. 

 

So the UE11pro in low gain setting did not exhibit any hiss which usually happens when using such a high sensitivity monitor with a full size amp. The background of the amp is dead quite. I mean darker than dark quiet. There is not a lot of gain flexibility with the IEM but there is no reason you cant use it.

Thank You. Drew Baird, P.E. Moon Audio 308 Chrismill Lane Holly Springs, NC 27540 919-649-5018 drew@moon-audio.com http://www.moon-audio.com Moon...

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Thanks for the IEM test.
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These are pictures I took at CES:



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Thank You. Drew Baird, P.E. Moon Audio 308 Chrismill Lane Holly Springs, NC 27540 919-649-5018 drew@moon-audio.com http://www.moon-audio.com Moon...

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post #15 of 32

Drew,

 

Have you heard either of Cary's new headphone amps?  If you have, how do they compare to the Bryston?

 

Thanks

 


 

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