Fostex HP-A8C 32-Bit D/A Converter and Headphone Amplifier

PA SKU # FTX HPA8C MFR # HP-A8C UPC # 636827302456
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  • Product Highlights
  • 32-Bit/192 kHz Sample Resolution
  • Dual 1/4" TRS Headphone Outputs
  • Built-In x2 or x4 Up-Sampling
  • Built-In SDHC Card Slot for DSD Playback
  • Headphone Gain from 0 to -12 dB
  • Asynchronous Mode with TCXO Clock
  • Dedicated Remote Controller
  • Digital Filter Selection

32 bit Multi-Format D/A Digital Audio Converter and Headphone Amplifier

The new HP-A8C is Fostex's flagship 32bit DAC / Headphone Amplifier model and features finely designed Analog and Digital circuitries as well as the epoch-making DSD audio playback function.

Housed in a gorgeous enclosure featuring glass front panel and black side panel, the HP-A8C is set to spark the interest of both high-end headphone users as well as PC audio makers, professionals and enthusiasts.

Partner with the new TH-900, premium headphones for excellent results.
  • High fidelity 32bit D/A converter (Asahi Kasei's AK4399) and all discrete analog circuitry headphone amplifier.
  • Complies with USB Audio Class 2.0 up to 32bit / 192kHz (24bit on Windows)
  • Asynchronous mode by highly precise TCXO (Temperature Compensated Cristal Oscillator) clock.
  • Highly precise level adjustment by an electronic volume designed for audio equipment.
  • Large capacity toroidal power transformer.
  • Built-in SD (SDHC) card drive for epoch-making DSD file (DSF format) reproduction in addition to the firmware update.
  • Selectable between the internal clock and the external clock (except for USB and SD card)
  • Built-in up-sampling function of x 2 and x4
  • Digital Filter selection between the conventional "sharp roll-off" and the "minimum delay" developed by Asahi Kasei to eliminate pre-echo.
  • Direct Out mode bypassing the volume control circuit.
  • Variable headphone amplifier's gain from 0dB to -12dB by 0.5dB step for perfect match with any type of headphones.
  • Various inputs including USB, AES/EBU, Coaxial, Optical (x2) and analog RCA.
  • A dedicated Remote Controller is supplied.
  • Beautiful white Organic LED for the display
  • Input
  • USB port sampling frequency: up to 32bit/192kHz (24bit on Windows)
  • Interface: USB high speed
  • Digital (Optical) Connector x 2: optical, square
  • Format: S/PDIF (44.1kHz - 192kHz)
  • Digital (Coaxial) Connector: RCA Pin
  • Format: S/PDIF (44.1kHz - 192kHz)
  • Analog Connector: RCA Pin (L, R)
  • Output
  • Phones 1,2 Connector: Stereo phone
  • Max Output: 700mW (32-ohm loaded)
  • Opt load Impedance: 16 ohm - 600 ohm
  • THD: less than 0.002% at 1kHz, 32-ohm loaded, 100mW
  • Frequency response: 10Hz - 80kHz +-0.3dB
  • Analog Connector: RCA Pin
  • Opt load impedance: more than 10k ohm
  • THD: less than 0.002% at 1kHz
  • Frequency response: 10Hz - 80kHz +-0.3dB
  • Digital Connector: Optical, square
  • Format S/PDIF
  • General
  • Power Consumption: 24 W
  • Dimensions: 213mm(W) x 78mm(H) x 314mm(D)
  • Weight: approx. 3.75kgs
  • Accessories: 1 x remote controller, Manual
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