I've always purchased black.
However now I'm looking at the rack and thinking it is too dark.
I think the HA-1 might have looked better in silver on top of my rack.
So I vote silver.
Nope...anything but black on top of your system would have stuck out like a pimple on a supermodels behind.
This is how it was in the BDP-105 and we had a numerous complaints by people who wanted to still use the pre-amplifier outputs while using their headphones. This is why we made an extra option in the menu of the HA-1 which allows you to change the MUTE on the player from muting the headphone amplifier and pre-amplifier outputs to only muting the pre-amplifier outputs.
So it is something that you unfortunately just need to enable on a per use basis and not something that will be done automatically.
oh the wife doesn't like me taking to long to mute... a fast change when plug'n in the headphone is nice. But i'll survive... maybe...
also, any plans for Windows Phone app? (yes, i'm one of the 6 ppl in the world that has one) or a windows 8 app that i can use on my surface 3 pro? :)
I'm listening to the TH 900s through the HA-1 right now (via an iMac + iTunes + BitPerfect through USB). It's phenomenal. The HA-1 works just as advertised, including the remote control App. Flawless (so far).
Lcd 2.2 pre-fazor.
I fixed my problem with the bit rate/sample rate. I tried just about everything, but unchecking Audirvana’s “low level playback” settings and then rechecking them restored the proper operation, with iTunes alone and with Audirvana in iTunes integrated mode.
The frequency response plots, another one from that recent french translated review of the HA-1 you read as shown here, note the flatness. No elevated frequency.
Although I like Black I like Silver better, more of a decision to what it is sitting next to.