FS: Fostex HP-A8
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May 21, 2015 at 1:58 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 1


New Head-Fier
Jul 2, 2011
I'm downsizing my audio equipment to focus more on mobile so I'm letting go of my Fostex HP-A8. It will ship with everything that I received upon purchasing in mint condition - the unit itself, remote, power cord, original boxes, and manuals. I've been the sole owner and it has been kept in a non-smoking home.
I've upgraded the firmware to 3.0.2 and included a standard USB cable so that you can begin listening as soon as you receive it. Note that this model is the Japanese model that I've imported (the only difference with the US and EU models is cosmetic AFAIK). I've converted the unit to accept US voltage (a simple operation consisting of opening the unit and unplugging and re-plugging cable in a different place) and used it like that for 1 year without any incident.
This Fostex HP-A8 has been by far the most useful piece of audio equipment that I have ever had the pleasure of using. Not only is the DSD capable DAC really quite incredible - wonderfully smooth and detailed, the amp section is also superb making it a perfect choice for someone wanting both of these in one high quality and polished package. In addition, the unit can function as a preamp or only as a DAC, making it able to change positions in your audio path as your system grows and/or changes. Needless to say that I've been over the moon with it first as a standalone DAC in my old STAX system, and then as a DAC/headphone amp with my HD650s.
Hopefully it can serve someone else just as well as it did me. As always, if you have any questions or would like more information, please don't hesitate to let me know!
EDIT: I'll be moving soon to start a new job so I'll sweeten the deal so to say by covering 1/2 the shipping costs. Can't believe I forgot to mention that before!
EDIT 2: Price Drop!
EDIT 3: Second Price Drop!
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