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Fostex HP-A8C Headphone DAC

Fostex HP-A8C Headphone DAC
(£665.83 Exc. VAT)

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  • Fostex's flagship 32bit DAC/headphone amplifier
  • Finely designed analogue and digital circuits
  • Epoch-making DSD audio playback function
  • Glass front panel and black side panel
  • Remote control supplied
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Fostex FXC-HPA8C Headphone DAC

The new HP-A8C is Fostex's flagship 32bit DAC / headphone amplifier which features finely designed analogue and digital circuits as well as the epoch-making DSD audio playback function. Housed in a gorgeous enclosure featuring glass front panel and black side panel, the HP-A8C is designed to impress.

The HP-A8C is capable of playback up 32bit / 192 kHz and DSD 2.6 MHz via USB connection. It also feature AES/EBU, coaxial and optical (x2) connection as well as an analogue input stage. With the supplied remote control the HP-A8C can sit at the centre of any digital and analogue system, replacing the need for an additional pre-amp, connected direct to power amplifiers or simply used as part of a headphone system.

The organic white LED display gives access to settings such as volume, source, headphone gain, filters, pre-sets, and allows navigation of audio files when playback directly from the rear panel SD card slot. Partner with the TH-900 for a sublime listening experience.

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  • High fidelity 32bit D/A converter (Asahi Kasei's AK4399) and all discrete analogue circuitry headphone amplifier.
  • Complies with USB Audio Class 2.0 up to 32bit / 192kHz (24bit on Windows)
  • Asynchronous mode by highly precise TCXO (Temperature Compensated Cristal Oscillator) clock.
  • Highly precise level adjustment by electronic volume.
  • Large capacity toroidal power transformer.
  • Built-in SD (SDHC) card drive for DSD file (DSF format) reproduction
  • Selectable between the internal clock and the external clock (except for USB and SD card)
  • Built-in up-sampling function of x 2 and x4
  • Digital filter multiple selection between "sharp roll-off" and "minimum delay" developed by Asahi Kasei to eliminate pre-echo.
  • Direct Out mode for bypassing the volume control circuit.
  • Variable headphone amplifier gain from 0dB to -12dB by 0.5dB step for perfect match with any type of headphone
  • Various inputs including USB, AES/EBU, Coaxial, Optical (x2) and analogue RCA.
  • Dedicated slim line remote controller
  • Beautiful white organic LED display
  • 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.


  • Input Analogue: Stereo RCA phono
  • Input digital (AES/EBU): XLR
  • Input digital (optical): 2x optical square S/PDIF (44.1kHz - 192kHz)
  • Input digtal (Coaxial): RCA phono S/PDIF (44.1kHz - 192kHz)
  • Output digtial (optical): Optical square S/PDIF
  • Output Headphones: Stereo 1/4" jack
  • Output line: Stereo RCA phono
  • USB: USB high speed


  • Converter chip: 32 bit Asahi Kasei's AK4399
  • Power Consumption: 24W


  • Frequency Response: 10Hz - 80kHz +-0.3dB
  • Impedance (headphones): 16 ohm - 600 ohm
  • THD: less than 0.002% at 1kH

Physical Proportions

  • Dimensions: 213mm(W) x 78mm(H) x 314mm(D)
  • Weight: 3.75 kg

UK Delivery

  • FREE delivery via DPD Local 'Next Day' service including one hour delivery window service 'Predict & Follow My Parcel'.
  • Royal Mail '1st Class Recorded' costs between £5.00 - £10.00 on goods with order value under £300, dependent on weight.
  • Saturday or Sunday delivery available upon request for supplemental charge.

EU Delivery

  • £25 delivery charge 'Flat Fee' via DHL Europe by Road service (3-5 days) which provides comprehensive tracking of shipments online.
  • £60 delivery charge 'Flat Fee' via DHL Europe by Air service  (1-2 days) which provides comprehensive tracking of shipments online.

USA & Canada Delivery

  • Services based on your order being shipped to the U.S. and Canada are calculated as follows:
    £100 delivery charge 'Flat Fee' via DHL international 'Day Definite' service per parcel.
    Receiver is responsible for the payment of local Duties and Taxes.


  • Not all products are available for order into Europe, USA & Canada


  • Full manufacturer's warranty on all new purchases. Standard warranty is typically 2 years with some goods coming with 6 years manufacturer's warranty.
  • Goods purchased in UK and EU are covered by the Consumer Contracts Regulations.

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