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Audio-Technica AT-BHA100 Balanced Headphone Amp

Audio-Technica AT-BHA100 Balanced Headphone Amp

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Offering two balanced outputs (quarter-inch and XLR) and a hybrid amplification circuit, the AT-BHA100 from Audio-Technica helps high-end headphones do what they do best. At its core, the AT-BHA100 runs four ECC83S vacuum tubes from JJ Electronic for pure, natural overtones Read More
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Mrudy
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Oct 5, 2021
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Omg
This little amp is pure audiophile. Everything is butter and it's not even burned in. Great separation and synergy. Highly recommended.
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Would recommend to a friend.
IllogicalOrder
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Jul 6, 2021
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I have a W5000 and found that the best amp pairing for that was the HA5000. I also have the ADX5000 and it doesn't have that magical pairing with the HA5000. As such, I got the BHA100 in hopes that it fits with the ADX5000 as the HA5000 fits the W5000. Regardless of my intentions, I am willing to attest that BHA100 has an excellent pairing with ADX5000 when compared to things like the Xduoo TA-20 and the ifi iCan Pro. The BHA100 mostly rolls off the potential sharpness of the ADX5000 while pushing the vocals just a bit more forward for that Audio Technica flavor you see in things like their Air Series whereas something like the iCan Pro is pretty sharp sounding (unless tube mode is on) and the vocals are more pushed back. I am also quite smitten with the ability to connect multiple headphones at once and swap between the selection (1 XLR or 4.4mm to 2 SE with each SE getting their own volume knob) . For a future product, I would love for each balanced out to have their own volume knob as well. I do have one odd complaint though. In my playtesting, I have one song that has issues when played through the balanced inputs of the amp (in this case, noticeable static). In no other song I tried, in no other balanced amp I tried, in no other input I tried (i.e., RCA from same DAC), have I had this issue. It's so strange. On one hand, it's only one song I found the issue out of hours of playing random songs. On the other hand, what if there are other songs that has the same issue? As a work around when using the balanced inputs (again, no issue when going the RCA inputs), I found that switching my DAC (Pioneer U-05) from line mode to pre-amp mode and reducing the signal removes the static. However, I still wonder why this amp was the only amp to experience this problem.
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sgbtn
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Jul 5, 2021
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Fantastic amp in balanced mode especially with planar headphones.
Received it in June from Drop and was very pleased. I am using the Grace Balanced DAC, the Denafrips Aries II DAC, and the Merason Frerot DAC all in balanced mode. I have tried the Audeze EL-8, the Mr Speaker Ether CX, and the SONY MDR-7z all with a Balanced cable. It sound excellent with wide sound stage good accuracy and good bass. I listen to jazz, classical, bluegrass, western swing, and country rock. All sounded great with this amp. very pleased.
avoidwork
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Jun 30, 2021
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This is the best sounding hybrid amp I've heard. I've been using it as primary amp on my desk during work, and it's been very enjoyable. The matching DAC (AT-DAC100) pairs really well with it.
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cbcl
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Jul 5, 2021
Why four stars?
avoidwork
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Jul 6, 2021
I'm unsure if the audio quality makes up for the inane power cables & potential interference issues. I think this amp was designed for a small table & chair situated rather far from other electronic devices... and that's not my use case.
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