Lake People HPA RS 08
Lake People HPA RS 08

Balanced Headphone Amp

At once compact and powerful, the Lake People HPA RS 08 headphone amplifier delivers neutral sound with a wide soundstage and extremely low self-generated noise. It features four internal amps—left in phase, left out of phase, right in phase, and right out of phase—and has a five-step adaptive gain setting on the back panel that allows you to customize the amp to perfectly match your headphones. The rugged black anodized aluminum chassis is complete with an ALPS RK27 high-grade volume control on the front panel. 

Note: At checkout, choose between 115V and 230V power options.

Lake People HPA RS 08
Lake People HPA RS 08
Lake People HPA RS 08

Construction

The Lake People HPA RS 08 is equipped with a toroidal transformer, high-quality op-amps and MKP capacitors in the signal path, large filtering capacitors in the power supply, and metal film resistors throughout the unit. The front panel features a balanced headphone out with a four-pin XLR connector and two unbalanced headphone outs with quarter-inch connectors, while the back panel is home to two unbalanced inputs and two unbalanced line outputs, all with gold-plated RCA connectors. The line outputs are internally switchable to three modes: passive feedthrough, active feedthrough with volume control (pre-fader), and active feedthrough with volume control (post-fader).

To learn more, check out this Headfonia review.

Lake People HPA RS 08
Lake People HPA RS 08
Lake People HPA RS 08

Specs

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  • Chassis: Black anodized aluminum
  • Unbalanced inputs: 2 gold-plated RCA connectors
  • Maximum input voltage: +21 dBu
  • Input impedance: 10 kohm
  • Unbalanced outputs: 2 gold-plated RCA connectors, active or passive operation
  • Amplifier channels: 2 (stereo)
  • Nominal input level: +6 dBu
  • Amplifier gain: +8 dBu
  • With pre-gain: -12 / -6 / 0 / +6 / +12 dB (relative); -4 / +2 / +8 / +14 / +20 dB (absolute)
  • Frequency range: 5 Hz – 70 kHz (-0.5 dB), 3 Hz – 200 kHz (-3 dB)
  • Output impedance: < 0.15 ohm unbalanced, 0.3 ohm balanced
  • Damping factor: 360 unbalanced, 180 balanced (50-ohm load)
  • Dynamic range: > 127 dB (A-weighted)
  • Noise: < -99 dBu (A-weighted)
  • THD + N: < -99 dB / < 0.001% (1 kHz / 2 x 4 V / 32 ohm = 0.5 W)
  • Crosstalk: < -105 / -90 dB (at 1/15 kHz)
  • Maximum output level (both channels driven, balanced operation): 31.9 Veff in 600 ohm = 1,700 mW; 27.8 Veff in 300 ohm = 2,570 mW; 17.6 Veff in 100 ohm = 3,100 mW; 9.2 Veff in 50 ohm = 1,680 mW; 6.2 Veff in 32 ohm = 1,200 mW; 3.1 Veff in 16 ohm = 600 mW
  • Outputs: 2 x ¼ in (6.3 mm) phone jacks
  • Power supply: 320 or 115 V AC 15 VA
  • Dimensions: 6.6 x 1.9 x 5.7 in (16.8 x 4.9 x 14.5 cm)

Shipping

All orders will be shipped by the vendor.

Estimated ship date is June 29, 2017 PT.

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