Fostex HP-A4BL (the A4 with balanced output)
Dec 30, 2015 at 5:52 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 397

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Here the Link to the Japanese spec sheet:
 
http://www.fostex.jp/wp/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/FOSTEX_HP-A4BL_Release.pdf
 
http://www.fostex.jp/products/hp-a4bl/
 
4 pole XLR-balanced output and inside a Burr-Brown PCM1792A. I believe the rest is basically the normal HP-A4.
 
Jan 1, 2016 at 7:59 AM Post #3 of 397

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Ok, that is a mayor difference. The normal A4 could have been driven, by just an USB port.

Did anyone notice the headphone in the background. It is not a TH900.
 
Jan 4, 2016 at 7:45 AM Post #4 of 397

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Anyone have ideas how or when we could get our hands on this in the US?

I was thinking about picking up the HP-A4 to pair with the TH-x00s, but this version has some obvious appeal since it's more powerful and the balanced out seem like a nice feature even though I don't currently have a use for it.
 
Jan 4, 2016 at 8:04 AM Post #5 of 397

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What is that new headphone in the background? It's not a TH-X00.
 
Feb 15, 2016 at 10:14 AM Post #12 of 397

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Already on sale (below link), and for just $50 more than the unbalanced version. I'm curious though if they designed a new, fully balanced approach or rehashed the A4's design. Even if the latter it is still very tempting, hope someone posts a review soon.

http://www.proaudiostar.com/fostex-hp-a4bl-headphone-amplifier.html
 
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Been looking for a USB amp/dac with balanced output and my No1 candidate so far was the Oppo HA-1. Now I just wait and see how this one will perform and looking forward for reviews/tests.
 
Feb 17, 2016 at 5:18 PM Post #14 of 397

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Been looking for a USB amp/dac with balanced output and my No1 candidate so far was the Oppo HA-1. Now I just wait and see how this one will perform and looking forward for reviews/tests.


Wouldn't you want the original? This one added ac power (from the wall). The original hp-a4 is great, as long as you aren't trying to drive the he-6 :)
 

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