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Cayin - HA-1A Integrated Headphone Vacuum Tube Amplifier

Cayin

  • $ 97499


Cayin HA-1A Integrated Headphone Vacuum Tube Amplifier

Stereophile Class B recommended component! The Absolute Sound 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 & 2013-2016 Editors' Choice Award Winner!

"The HA-1A may be the best thing that's ever happened to headphones...champagne sound for beer-budget bucks."

– Sam Tellig, Stereophile

"Pardon me, but that grasp you might have heard was me catching my breath and gathering my wits after unpacking the Cayin HA-1A headphone amplifier. Actually, make that 'vacuum tube integrated headphone amplifier.' A jewel box of a beauty, the Cayin is for the dedicated headphone aficionado – the pleasure-seeking hobbyist who prizes Mount Blanc pens, Panerai wristwatches, or cases of Antinori Solaia 1997." – Neil Gader, The Absolute Sound, January 2008

The Cayin HA-1A is a fully adjustable high quality audiophile tube Headphone Amplifier.

This is one seriously heavy-duty piece of gear. We're not kidding. It weighs 15 ½ pounds!! It's made from ultra-high-quality parts. It looks stunning – especially for a headphone amp. The sound is so typically Cayin – that being natural and musically delicate without excessive warmth or detail. In other words: just right. It's got an impedance selector switch that ranges from 6 to 300 ohms, so that it interfaces perfectly with any pair of headphones.

And, with an efficient pair of bookshelf speakers, the HA-1A can actually serve as a very effective integrated amp. How's that for versatility?

"Pardon me, but that grasp you might have heard was me catching my breath and gathering my wits after unpacking the Cayin HA-1A headphone amplifier. Actually, make that 'vacuum tube integrated headphone amplifier.' A jewel box of a beauty, the Cayin is for the dedicated headphone aficionado - the pleasure-seeking hobbyist who prizes Mount Blanc pens, Panerai wristwatches, or cases of Antinori Solaia 1997." - Neil Gader, The Absolute Sound, January 2008

We dare you to find a head amp for under $1,000 that's even in the same league as this! Seriously!

Check out what Sam Tellig from Stereophile had to say:

"…If you've been driving a pair of quality headphones from the headphone jack of a preamp or integrated amp – or even if you already own a standalone headphone amp – the HA-1A may come as a revelation. How good can your present headphones sound? Probably very good indeed. So good that you might stop listening to your loudspeakers…The HA-1A breathes life and light into music in a way that transistors – and many tube amps – simply cannot. It makes musicians sound here, not there…The HA-1A has a way of making headphones sound less like cans (British slang for headphones) that is downright…uncanny. And the HA-1A did bass – rich, full, tuneful, tight bass. I've always thought my Sennheiser HD 600s sounded a little thin and bass-shy. Such is not the case. The HA-1A may be the best thing that's ever happened to headphones…champagne sound for beer-budget bucks." – Sam Tellig, Stereophile

Specifications:

Device: Integrated vacuum tube headphone amplifier
Total harmonic distortion (THD): 1% (1 kHz)
Unweighted signal-to-noise ratio: 88 dB
Input impedance: Selectable
Input sensitivity: 220 mV
Output power (RMS): 2.2 Watt @ 8 Ohm (Ultralinear)
1.2 Watt @ 8 Ohm (Triode)
Input power: 280 Watt
Dimensions: 130 x 300 x 230 mm
5.1 x 11.8 x 9.1 in
Weight: 7 kg
15.5 lb




 


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