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Fostex HP-A8C

32bit DAC Headphone Amplifier


- High fidelity 32bit D/A converter plus 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 clock
- Inputs include: USB, AES/EBU, Coaxial, Optical (x2) and analog RCA
- Built-in SD (SDHC) card slot for (DSF format) reproduction

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. USB Driver for Windows (V.2.03)  Dedicated USB driver software is necessary to install on PC for Windows.  Mac OS (10.6.1 or later) works with its own USB driver. Please be sure to uninstall the old driver software before installing this software. 

Caution about use of SD cards
- SD card higher than Class 6 is strongly recommended.
- Even SD card higher than Class 6 may cause playback jumps if the card is with slow random access speed.
- SDXC card should not be used.  Do not insert a SDXC card to prevent from malfunction.
- File name must be less than 53 characters including the extension.
- A SD card can contain up to 10 folders and a folder can contain 30 files.

Fostex has released the HP-A8C latest firmware V3.00 that supports DSD (2.8MHz) playback on ASIO 2.1(Windows only) and DoP (DSD over PCM Frames) in addition to the original DSD playback method using a SD card via the SD card slot on the rear panel.  Also this firmware update newly supports playback of WAV and AIFF files via a SD card.


- 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)

- 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

- Power Consumption: 24 W
- Dimensions: 213mm(W) x 78mm(H) x 314mm(D)
- Weight: approx. 3.75kgs
- Accessories: 1 x remote controller, Manual

€ 1917.00