HP-A4

24bit DAC Headphone Amplifier

Main Features

  • USB buss powered operation
  • Linear PCM audio up to 24bit/192kHz and DSD audio up to 5.6MHz playback*
  • Quick and easy hi-resolution playback in combination with "FOSTEX Audio Player" software
  • HI/LO Gain selection (10dB) for wider range of headphones

HP-A4 24bit DAC Headphone Amplifier

Model HP-A4 is a new, improved version of the acclaimed HP-A3. It offers up to DSD 5.6MHz and PCM 192kHz for superior audio playback functionality as well as the sophisticated and class-leading appearance of the flagship HP-A8C.

 

USB Driver for Windows (V.2.03)
Dedicated USB driver software is necessary to install on PC for Windows.  Mac OS (10.6.1 or later) works with its own USB driver. Please be sure to uninstall the old driver software before installing this software.
You can download the Windows driver here

 

Windows and Mac OS Compatibility
We confirmed the compatibility with Windows XP*(SP2 or later) / Vista / 7 / 8 / 8.1 / 10 and Mac OSX(10.6 or later).
* Not compliant to XP 64bit.

In Detail

  • USB buss powered operation without AC adapter
  • Linear PCM audio up to 24bit/192kHz and DSD audio up to 5.6MHz playback*
  • Quick and easy hi-resolution playback in combination with "FOSTEX Audio Player" software
  • HI/LO Gain selection (10dB) for wider range of headphones
  • Asynchronous transfer mode by using the custom made crystal
  • Digital Filter selecting Roll-off characteristics and Cut-off characteristics according to the audio source
  • Complies with USB Audio Class 2.0 on Windows XP (SP2 or later) / Vista / 7 / 8 and MacOS X 10.6 or later. **
  • MicroSD (SDHC) card drive on the rear panel for future firmware update.***

* requires a DSD playback software on PC such as the upcoming "FOSTEX Audio Player". Both DoP and ASIO acceptable.
** requires the dedicated driver for Windows.  Not compatible with Windows XP 64bit.
*** does not playback audio data stored on a microSD card

Specifications

Input
USB port    sampling frequency    up to 24bit/192kHz(PCM), 5.6MHz(DSD)
    Interface    USB high speed
Digital    Connector:    optical, square
    Format    S/PDIF (16bit/24bit: 44.1 – 192kHz)

Output
Phones    Connector:    Stereo phone
    Max Output:    100mW (32-ohm loaded)
    THD:    less than 0.04% at 1kHz, 32-ohm loaded, 100mW
    Frequency response:    20Hz - 80kHz +/-3dB (1kHz, 32ohm loaded, 100mW, FS 192kHz)
Analog     Connector:    RCA Pin
    Reference output level    2Vrms
    THD:    less than 0.01% at 1kHz
    Frequency response:    20Hz -  80kHz +-3dB (at FS 192kHz)
Digital    Connector:    Optical, square
    Format    S/PDIF (16bit/24bit: 44.1 - 192kHz)

General
MicroSD card slot:    microSD card (SDHC)
    Power:    USB buss powered
    Power Consumption:    2.5W
    Accessories:    1 x USB cable (1.0m), 4 x rubber foot, manual
    Dimensions:    113mm(W) x 34mm(H) x 155mm(D)
        excluding protruded parts
    Weight:    approx. 500g

Document Downloads

The following documents are available to download in Adobe Acrobat format.

    Owners Manual

For more document downloads, check the manuals section in Technical Support

Headphone Amps / DAC

HP-A4 : 24bit DAC Headphone Amplifier