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

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TriptychLux
1
Dec 3, 2020
I don't own it and it's gorgeous and everything but I'd love to see somebody print out a picture of stuart little drowning in a washing machine and tape it to that little glass window.
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omegadeltabeta
3
Jul 30, 2020
How good does this amp work for LCD 2C pholks?
Aegis700
11
Jul 27, 2020
The specifications are incomplete, we need to know power output to HEADPHONES not only to speakers!!! Please specify power output to headphones in milliwatts at 25, 100 and 300 ohms as ALL HEAPHONES AMPS should.
DjangoGuitar
2
Jul 24, 2020
It's a pity that the device has no 220V option. Otherwise, I immediately would have bought it!
Antlion
13
Jul 24, 2020
Head-Fi user Ferbose says, "It can sound as good as other headphone amps I have heard below $1,000 USD..." Did they mean above, or does this amp only become competitive with the discount?
Oyuki
83
Jul 23, 2020
I have HA-1A MK2. I think Drop should have sold the MK2.
SnarfSnarf
15
Jul 23, 2020
As a fellow MK2 owner I 100% agree. $400 is a good price for this unit, but the MK2 is a class above the MK1 and it deserves to get more exposure in the market.
Narq
716
Jul 22, 2020
It certainly LOOKS $400 cool. But does it SOUND $400 cool?
OreosZA
4
Jul 23, 2020
I hope it sounds 1000$ cool, haha
Khronus
76
Jul 22, 2020
The HA-1A MK2 is sort of a giant killer among tube amps. Not as big one as the KingKo KA101-Pro, yet it is $400 cheaper. The MK2 cannot drive speakers. Nor I have knowledge as whether the MKI is a wonderful headphone amplifier. But hey, it's Cayin. It cannot be so bad. Though the Keces E40 is sort of a stronger value for a dual drive amp. It's a heavily-biased-towards-class-A amp that, while solid state, many says it sounds tube-ish. And it does 50W out of its speaker taps, meaning it can be a wonderful amplifier for a desktop person or for someone with easy-to-drive speakers (though not 99dB Single drivers like a Lii Crystal 10 or a Lowther or a PHY-HP; too powerful). It also comes with an DAC. But it just works. Will not be there to wow anybody nor it will play beyond 48khz FLAC.
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Danbstein
296
Jul 24, 2020
I just checked out that KECES amp. Looks killer! Anyone have experience with it?
rumata13
476
Jul 22, 2020
Do I understand it correctly that this amp has 3 tubes inside? Is that 3 per each channel (L and R) or all together?
Nams Seleman
34
Jul 23, 2020
There are four tubes total: 2x EL84, 1x 12AX7, and 1x 12AU7 (all of which are 9-pins). Not sure what make they are... there were/are several manufacturers of each type.
justwatchin
47
Jul 22, 2020
It’s been around for a long time and would cost ~$600 ten years ago, when there was less competition (like Topping, Schiit). It is well-reviewed and apparently solidly built. Just funny how the quoted here Headfi review does not make a very compelling case.
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