Cayin HA-1A/MK-2

  • Model: HA!A mk.2
  • Shipping Weight: 25lbs
  • 1 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: VAS/Cayin
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Cayin HA-1A Integrated Headphone Amplifier


Sam Tellig says it best: "The HA-1A may be the best thing that's ever happened to headphones... champagne sound for beer-budget bucks." More below...

"...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

"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

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Technical 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 l