The Pangea Audio HP201 hybrid vacuum tube/solid state headphone amp was created by an engineering group led by popular engineer/designer Jay Victor, who likewise thoroughly fine-tuned the circuitry for optimal performance. It makes use of a Pure Class A, single ended design with no negative feedback, which adds to the amazing noise. It likewise has an integrated 24/192 DAC. Unlike other producers' headphone amps in this rate course, the HP201 does not utilize op-amps in its output phase. After checking a range of op-amp output gadgets, Jay chose to utilize discrete MOSFET output gadgets for power amplification instead. The 24/48/96/ 192kHz compatible input lets you play high resolution digital audio files straight from your Windows or Mac computer system. The DAC chip made use of is the highly related to Cirrus Logic CS4344 24-bit/192-kHz DAC chipset. The HP201's 1/4" headphone jack is ideal for your audiophile earphones and includes a healthy 350mV for compatibility with a large range of makes and models. And thanks to its preamp capability, you can link the analog stereo outputs straight to a power amp or powered speakers without the need for a separate preamp. The preamp output is 3.5 V. In addition to its USB input, the HP201 likewise includes auxiliary RCA inputs. The precision-machined aluminum volume control makes operation a satisfaction. The stiff steel desktop chassis makes use of a machined 10mm-thick aluminum faceplate and extruded 4mm-thick leading and bottom plates. This produces a really non-resonant housing structure. The HP201 makes use of totally discrete circuitry. There are no op-amps or other incorporated circuits made use of anywhere in the signal course. Every component and detail of the HP201 was chosen for optimum performance. Jay demanded utilizing Wima coupling caps and Rubycon power supply caps, which add to the exceptional sound quality. These are the very same electrical elements made use of in many ultra high-end items.
Headphone amp/preamp with built-in USB DAC
USB 24/48/96/192kHz Compatible Input
Cirrus Logic CS4344 24-bit/192-kHz DAC
Swappable 12AX7 Vacuum Tube
Full Size 1/4" Headphone Jack