Akira Nagai and Soo in Chae are back at it. This time with a more affordable version of their reference HPA-21 headphone amp.
A fantastic option for many headfi nuts. And it's almost half the cost. A real steal in this market place. It does lack the last few percent of performance of the HPA-21 but has the same incredible drive, battery power supply etc...and it lacks the Satri connection one would use if using with other Bakoon products.
This from the Bakoon web site:
Looking at our new HPA-01, you won't need a magnifier to notice the spitting image of the multiple award-winning HPA-21.
We daringly disassembled the HPA-21, condensed and simplified details, carefully redesigned and reduced it to a more budget-friendly version. But don't get us wrong. The transcendental soul of HPA-21 remains untouched in the HPA-01. Sharing the same core technology, namely our SATRI Circuit and unique current driving method, the HPA-01 delivers unmatched precision and power to the most demanding headphones.
The HPA-01 is deadly quiet for extreme resolution. Ultra-wide bandwidth translates into the absence of subliminal fuzziness. Simply put, the HPA-01 executes the delivery of sound the way an amplifier should.
Dedicated, yet smaller - every audiophile's dream. Thus, we reciprocate to the call.
|Input||1 Voltage (RCA)|
|Input Impedance||10 KΩ (Voltage)|
|Output||Current / Voltage (simultaneous)|
|Gain||High / Low switchable (current output only)|
|Maximum Power Output||1 watt (50 Ω, 1 kHz)|
|Frequency Response||10 Hz ~ 1 MHz|
|Battery Operate Time||Up to 10 hours|
|Battery Recharge Time||4 hours (80% capacity) / 6 hours (full capacity)|
|Dimensions||160 mm (W) x 220 mm (D) x 33 mm (H)|
|Shipping Weight||2.5 kg|