The Musical Fidelity MX-HPA is a fully balanced, high fidelity headphone amplifier with striking analog-like smoothness and amazing detail. If you already own a DAC, an outboard headphone amplifier can offer significant improvement to your listening experience on headphones. Too many products design a DAC and headphone amplifier in the same unit, and there are always compromises - usually for the headphones.
"...The compact MX-HPA sounds refined, engaging, silky smooth but not soft or over-warm, and with a notably fine bass."
– Hi-Fi News
Studio-reference quality and fully balanced
Average distortion from 20 Hz to 40 kHz less than 0.005%
Signal noise ratio is better than 120dB ('A' weighted)
Frequency response flat from 10Hz to 20kHz (-0.1dB)
Capable of a short-term peak of 10 watts (for one cycle)
Two gain positions; 18dB (8X) and 24dB (15X)
Inputs are either balanced or single ended - automatically converts single-ended inputs to balanced
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