Pass Labs HPA-1

Discussion in 'Headphone Amplifiers and Combo (DAC/Amp) Units' started by Rotijon, Nov 23, 2015.

  1. Rotijon

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    :eek: interested even though I'm utterly satisfied with the torp3do. Much respect for Pass.
     
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    Can't say I'm the biggest fan of the locking Neutrik jack on the front...
     
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    $3,500. No. Don't care if it's Nelson Pass.
     
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    $3500 for single ended? WTF.

    It's single ended, so half the price of Studio? After all, it is a $7K direct sales amp.
     
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    The following from from Innerfidelity indicates that the HPA-1 is a Pass Labs offering designed by Jam Somasundram. It's probably still very good. Just thought this should be noted.
     
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    Guess I shoulda looked at the price first. Yikes. Will be curious to see the circuit if/when Pass releases it.
     
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    Big knob for dudes that are compensating

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    His First Watt circuits are public. I don't know if he publishes Pass Labs schematics.

    Could be interesting if there is a similar First Watt amp though...but at $3500, it's a hard sell.
     
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    If I had $3500 I would buy a Lynx Hilo and still have $1500 left over (it's on sale in Sweetwater). Proly a better measurement interface than a dScope III with a powerful headphone amp to go along with it.

    At roughly 3 kg, the Hilo is also lighter than the Pass Labs, and it's got a touch screen I can mock around with.

    Max voltage out on the Hilo is like 7 Vrms I think which is not bad IMO, plus awesome low output impedance and possibly plenty of current.

    But I don't have $3500 or $2000, so I'll just salivate.
     
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    Eh. Pass has fantastic headphone amplifiers out already in the F series.

    You just have to have be okay with a big chassis & funky jacks in the back.
     
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    Too cheap, don't want.
     
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    And spend that leftover on a SPL Phonitor 2 to satisfy your sexy big knob needs.
     
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    SPL Phonitor 2 knob does comes in black. So like.
     
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    Speaking of Phonitor, how's SBAF's take on their products?
     
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    If only they used SICFET's. I wont mind the price so much in that case.
     
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    This definitely falls into the "if I win the lottery" category.
     
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    I want a Phonitor. So many knobs to play with! Some say that it sounds good too, but, on the other hand, others... don't.

    I'd salivate over a Hilo, but... doesn't work with Linux.

    This Pass Labs amp looks like just another box I'd walk past in a hifi shop.

    Judging by appearances ...is fun :drunk:


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