Fostex Introduces HP-A4BL D/A Converter & Headphone Amplifier

New Product Offers Balanced or Standard Headphone Drive and 24bit/192kHz Audio DAC
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New Product Offers Balanced or Standard Headphone Drive and 24bit/192kHz Audio DAC

A major update to the acclaimed Fostex HP-A4 combination D/A converter and headphone amp, the HP‑A4BL features newly-designed digital circuitry and high-performance headphone amplifiers that optimize both accuracy and listening pleasure. Its balanced headphone output (4-pin XLR) offers a significant increase in audio performance while its standard ¼” TRS output and Hi/Lo gain switch assure operation with a wide range of standard headphones.

Compatible with USB Audio 2.0 and ready for use with both Windows and MAC PCs, the HP-A4BL features a Burr-Brown DAC circuit that allows decoding of either 24bit/192kHz PCM audio streams or DSD audio at up to 11.2MHz. Rear panel features include a USB input, S/PDIF input and output (optical) and analog RCA outputs.

Compact, attractive and priced at a MAP of $499.99, the HP-A4BL will debut at NAMM 2016, and will be available for sale in April, 2016. See the HP-A4BL and its perfect companion, the new Fostex TH-900 mk2 headphones (with optional balanced cabling) at American Music and Sound’s Booth 6464, Hall A.

For over 40 years, Fostex, a division of Foster Electric, has been one of the world’s foremost manufacturers of headphones and transducer technology. American Music & Sound (AM&S), the leading independent distributor of Pro Audio, Music Creation, and Musical Instrument products from the world's finest manufacturers, is proud to distribute Lewitt products in the USA. For more information, visit