A five-time winner of The Absolute Sound Editors’ Choice Award, the hefty Cayin HA-1A amplifier is meant to drive the highest-grade headphones to their best potential. Its eye-catching design leaves a lasting impression, with a window on the front plate that provides a view of the 12AX7, 12AU7, and EL84 tubes inside. So the amp can be perfectly matched to your headphones, it features an impedance selector switch that ranges from 6 to 300 ohms. Plus, it can be used as an integrated amp for passive speakers and features an output of 1.2W x 2 (RMS, triode) or 2.2W x 2 (RMS, ultralinear).
Note: This run is for the 120V version of the original Cayin HA-1A amp (not the MKII version) in black or silver.
Head-Fi user Ferbose says, "It can sound as good as other headphone amps I have heard below $1,000 USD, delivering an open, smooth sound with the tonal purity one would expect from SET topology. It can drive any low-sensitivity headphone with ease, but using it with high-sensitivity headphones would require some attention to choosing low-noise tubes. In addition, it can perform satisfactorily as a preamp or a flea-power SET speaker amp, which makes it a really great bargain."
All orders will be shipped by Drop.
Estimated ship date is Aug 27, 2020 PT.
Payment will be collected at checkout. After this product run ends, orders will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all orders final. Check the discussion for updates on your order.