Cayin HA-1A Headphone Amp

Cayin HA-1A Headphone Amp

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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 Read More

A Gorgeous Amp That Sounds as Good as It Looks

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. 

Cayin HA-1A Headphone Amp
Cayin HA-1A Headphone Amp
Cayin HA-1A Headphone Amp

The Reviews Are In

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."

Cayin HA-1A Headphone Amp
Cayin HA-1A Headphone Amp

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Specs

  • Cayin
  • Output tube mode switchable between triode and ultralinear
  • Impedance selector switch for perfect interface with any pair of headphones (switchable between 6 and 300 ohms)
  • Usable as a preamplifier (14dB gain)
  • Usable as an integrated amplifier (power output: 1.2W x 2 for RMS, triode or 2.2W x 2 for RMS, ultralinear)
  • Uses two EL 84s, a 12AX7 and a 12AU7 tube
  • Dimensions: 5.1 x 13 x 9 in (13 x 33 x 22.9 cm)
  • Weight: 15.5 lbs (7 kg)

Shipping

Estimated ship date is Aug 30, 2021 PT.

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