1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.

    Dismiss Notice

Fostex HP-A4BL (the A4 with balanced output)

Discussion in 'Headphone Amps (full-size)' started by rafa, Dec 30, 2015.
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Next
 
Last
  1. RAFA
    HPA4BL_back-620x394.jpg
     
    HPA4BL_front1-620x394.jpg
     
    HPA4BL_front2-620x394.jpg
     
    HPA4BL_Image_white_1-620x394.jpg
     
    HPA4BL_naname-620x394.jpg
    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.
     
  2. Toro
    more than that. It have a 12V DC power supply and higher output power than HP-A4.
     
  3. RAFA
    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.
     
  4. sc0y
    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.
     
  5. derbigpr
    What is that new headphone in the background? It's not a TH-X00.
     
  6. sc0y
    TH-800???

    Maybe that's part of the motivation behind the TH-x00s -- to get public feedback and further refine their next headphone.
     
  7. RAFA

    Maybe there will be a balanced TH-x00 in future...
     
  8. GrouchoMarx1933
    Subbed. I'm very curious how this ends up sounding and how much it costs.
     
  9. HiFiGuy528
     
    $399 USD
     
    GrouchoMarx1933 likes this.
  10. GrouchoMarx1933
    Ooooh, tempting!
     
  11. Frostillicus

    Any update on US release date?
     
  12. Villy
    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
     
  13. Peti
    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.
     
  14. Frostillicus

    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 :)
     
  15. Peti
    As long as the original you mentioned has a balanced output I'm indeed interested...
     
2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Next
 
Last

Share This Page