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The new Bakoon HPA-01M portable amp

Discussion in 'Portable Headphone Amps' started by mimouille, Sep 8, 2014.
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  1. Mimouille
    Anounced on their facebook page:
    "Continuing our love of head-fi, we've overcome several difficult design challenges to create this HPA-01M! Pocket sized at 140 x 95 x 17.5 mm, it marks our smallest amplifier ever produced. We put exactly the same HPA-01 circuit inside that everybody loves and with its internal Li-ion rechargeable batteries, you can carry it anywhere and enjoy our current and voltage driving technologies, up to 10 hours!!"
    This will be perfect for the Hugo :D
  2. Lorspeaker
    Plastic or metal? How much? :)
  3. Mimouille
  4. warrior1975
    Weird looking thing, but I've read nothing but good about the other bakoon amp. IIRC, this is overkill for IEMS?
  5. Mimouille
    Nothing is overkill when you... just need to have it :D
    warrior1975 likes this.
  6. warrior1975
    LMAO, thanks Mike, Your Not helping!!!
  7. superjohny
    subbed....what's this?can it replace my ever waiting cavalli portable?
  8. SMBuscemi
    Can't wait to buy this. I almost bought the bigger brother several times. I love these things!
  9. rudi0504
    Looks Great Michael
    Now I own Bakoon japan HDA 5520 look classical design
    The Bakoon international Korea HPA 01 M look modern design

    Sofar my Bakoon HDA 5520 is one of my best sounding amp .
    Can drive from iem to hard to drive headphone like abyss 1266

    I am waiting my friend will import this Bakoon International HPA 01 M and will compare these two amps


    Size Comparison Bakoon HDA 5520 with others amps
    Ko Jo KM 01 > mass ko Bo > Wagnus epsilon S > Bakoon HDA 5520

  10. zachchen1996
    For lower tier IEMs, most likely.
    For TOTL IEMs, probably not due to scalability.
    warrior1975 likes this.
  11. zachchen1996
    I have a gut feeling that the larger Bakoon HDA-5520 will have better SQ than the smaller Bakoon HPA-01M.
  12. rudi0504

    From the thread Bakoon HPA - 01 their desktop amp look like not do big power , I got the feeling like you Zach the portable version HPA - 01 M could be has smaller power
    Who know ? :D
  13. Mimouille
    Seems to have similar footprint with the Hugo....
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  14. audionewbi
    I'll wait this one out. Not even wagnus could improve on chord Hugo......but define improve?
  15. zachchen1996
    It's not that the Wagnus could not 'improve' on the Hugo, but rather it was a combination of poor synergy & the hugo's poor line out (not even a true line out either) imo. It's not the wagnus' fault.
    But I am very curious as to how this amp & the eventual cavalli portable amp will compare with the wagnus.
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