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Fostex HPA8C MK2 DAC & Headphone Amp

Fostex HPA8C MK2 DAC & Headphone Amp
Fostex HPA8C MK2 DAC & Headphone AmpFostex HPA8C MK2 DAC & Headphone AmpFostex HPA8C MK2 DAC & Headphone Amp
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  • ‘Asynchronous mode’ eliminates jitter
  • High-accuracy electronic volume control
  • Large capacity toroidal power transformer
  • Computers, d/a audio devices as input source
  • Analogue output terminal (RCA pin jack)
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Fostex HPA8C MK2 DAC and Headphone Amp

Fostex present their latest version of their acclaimed HPA8 digital to analogue converter. The HPA8 Mk2 is equipped with high-quality 32bit-DA conversion (AK4490), an all discrete circuit and a built-in headphone amp.

Sampling frequencies of up to 32 bit/192 kHz are supported through Fostex’s specially developed USB driver. In addition, the unit supports DSD* 11.2 MHz (ASIO).

*DSD playback on Mac is compatible up to 5.6 MHz​

Shipping typically 1-2 days
  • ‘Asynchronous mode’ eliminates jitter caused by low accuracy computer source clock
  • High-accuracy electronic volume for audio level control
  • Large capacity toroidal power transformer
  • Computers, digital and analogue audio devices can be used as input source
  • Plays DSF files, WAV files and AIFF files on an SD (SDHC) card directly using built-in SD (SDHC) card drive
  • Analog output terminal (RCA pin jack)
  • Both internal and external clocks are available for the master clock (only for SPDIF)
  • Switchable 1x, 2x or 4x up-sampling function
  • Switchable digital filter
  • 24 level gain settings for headphone output
  • Direct analogue output that does not pass through the volume
  • Infrared remote controller and organic EL display
  • Independent clocks for 44.1K factor and 48K factor

UK Delivery

  • FREE delivery via DPD Local By 12pm on orders to value over £300, including one hour delivery window service 'Predict & Follow My Parcel'.
  • Royal Mail Special Delivery By 1pm costs between £5.00 - £10.00 on orders to 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 (5-7 days) which provides comprehensive tracking of shipments online.
  • £50 delivery charge 'Flat Fee' via DHL Europe by Air service  (2-3 days) which provides comprehensive tracking of shipments online.
    Receiver is responsible for the payment of local Duties and Taxes.

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 12 months to 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.
Average Rating (1 Review):  
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Excellent product, remote needs improvement
01 August 2017  | 

Defining this unit just as a headphone amplifier and DAC is not giving justice to it. The audio quality is very good, making this unit to be able to stand as a preamp in a decent hifi chain.

Colourless, a "what you hear is what you play" kind of unit. It benefits of the use of balanced digital input, but I got excellent results also from the analogue-in connected to my Pro-Ject turntable.

The only reason why I haven't given 5 stars is the remote. Quite a shame to see that the remote is a general purpose model, with buttons not working or labelled wrongly. This machine deserves a better, dedicated remote!

Despite the poor remote, a "would buy it again" product for me.

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