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HA-1 Headphone Amplifier, DAC & Pre-Amplifier

 

 

 

 

 


The OPPO HA-1 Headphone Amplifier, DAC & Pre-Amplifier builds upon the success of our BDP-95 and BDP-105 audiophile universal Blu-ray Disc players.

The BDP-95 and 105 have been selected as "Recommended Components" by prestigious publications such as Stereophile and The Absolute Sound. Discerning listeners describe the players’ DAC and analogue output stage as very detailed, transparent and engaging. Bench tests indicate the players’ performance approaching the measurable limit of audio analysing instruments. Drawing upon the proven circuit design of these award-winning players, the HA-1 combines an uncompromising Class A balanced power amplifier section with the performance of the ESS 9018 Sabre32 Reference DAC.

OPPO designs the HA-1 headphone amplifier with the same universal approach as our Blu-ray players. The HA-1 is a high performance headphone amplifier, and it doubles as an asynchronous USB DAC, a stereo pre-amplifier, a digital audio dock for mobile devices, and a Bluetooth audio transport. Its fully balanced design and numerous inputs ensure the best in fidelity and versatility.

The analog audio section of the HA-1 is a fully balanced design with an emphasis on keeping the audio signal in the analog domain once it leaves the DAC. The HA-1 is anchored by a beefy toroidal power transformer. Linear power regulators and filters with custom made capacitors ensure that the headphone amplifier has a clean power source with plenty of reserve energy. The power amplification section uses hand-picked and paired discrete components to ensure symmetry. A motor-driven precision volume control knob enables both hand adjustment and remote control while keeping the audio in a pure analog audio path. Users have a choice of using the 4-pin balanced XLR or the traditional quarter-inch headphone jack. Line level analog inputs and outputs are provided with both RCA and balanced XLR sockets. Built-in monitoring and protection circuitry guards against any mishaps such as short-circuiting, overloading, and DC offset that could lead to degraded performance.

The HA-1 is especially suitable for high-resolution digital audio. Its digital inputs include coaxial, optical, balanced AES/EBU, and an asynchronous USB DAC that supports both PCM and DSD formats. The same ESS 9018 Sabre32 Reference DAC and output driving stage used in our audiophile Blu-ray players ensures extremely low noise and low distortion performance. It is easy to connect the HA-1 to a computer via USB and enjoy jitter-free music using your favorite playback software. OPPO is also working with a leading smartphone and tablet manufacturer to certify the HA-1 so it can pass the required authentication and take digital audio from those popular mobile devices. For additional convenience, the Bluetooth audio transport with high quality Apt-X CODEC sets music in your mobile phones free with a performance boost.



 

Specifications

Designs and specifications are subject to change without notice:

General

 

Dimensions (W x H x D)

10.0 x 3.1 x 13.1 inches, 254 x 80 x 333 mm

Mass

13.0 lbs, 5.9 kg

Power Supply

AC 110-120 V~ / 220-240 V~, 50/60 Hz auto-sensing

Power Consumption

70 W (operation), 0.5 W (standby)

Trigger Input

3.5 V – 15 V, 10 mA minimum

Trigger Output

12 V, 100 mA maximum

Operating Temperature

41 °F - 95 °F, 5 °C - 35 °C

Operating Humidity

15% - 75% No condensation

Recommended Headphone Impedance

32 ohm – 600 ohm

Balanced Headphone Jack Output (XLR-4) Pin order

1: L+, 2: L-, 3: R+, 4: R-, Shell: GND

6.35 mm Headphone Jack Output Pin order

Tip: L, Ring: R, Sleeve: GND

XLR Balanced Audio Input

 

Input Impedance

15k ohm

Maximum Input Level

18 Vrms, +27.3 dBu (0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms)

RCA Stereo Audio Input

 

Input Impedance

10k ohm

Maximum Input Level

9 Vrms, +21.3 dBu (0 dBu = 0.775 Vrms)

Coaxial, Optical, AES/EBU Digital Inputs

 

Input Format

Stereo PCM

Sampling Frequencies

44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz,

176.4 kHz, 192 kHz

Word Length

16-bit, 24-bit

USB DAC Audio Input (USB B Type)

 

Input Format

Stereo PCM, Stereo DSD (DoP v1.1 or native)

PCM Sampling Frequencies

44.1 kHz, 48 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 96 kHz,

176.4 kHz, 192 kHz, 352.8 kHz, 384 kHz

PCM Word Length

16-bit, 24-bit, 32-bit

DSD Sampling Frequencies

2.8224 MHz (DSD64), 5.6448 MHz (DSD128),

11.2896 MHz (DSD256, native mode only)

Profile

USB 2.0, USB Audio 2.0

Mobile USB Audio Input (USB A Type)

 

Input Format

Stereo PCM

PCM Sampling Frequencies

44.1 kHz, 48 kHz

Profile

USB 2.0, USB Audio 2.0

VBUS Power Output

+5 V, 2.1 A

Bluetooth Audio Input

 

Standard

Bluetooth 2.1+EDR

Profile

iAP, SPP, AVRCP, A2DP

Audio Transmission Format

SBC, aptX



DAC Performance Specifications

XLR Output

RCA Output

Output Level: 4.6 ± 0.3 Vrms

Output Level: 2.3 ± 0.3 Vrms

Frequency Response:

10 Hz – 170 kHz (+0/-3 dB)

20 Hz – 20 kHz (+0/-0.07 dB)

Frequency Response:

10 Hz – 170 kHz (+0/-3 dB)

20 Hz – 20 kHz (+0/-0.07 dB)

THD+N at 1 kHz (A Weight, 20 Hz – 20 kHz):

< 0.00056% (< -105 dB)

THD+N at 1 kHz (A Weight, 20 Hz – 20 kHz): 

< 0.00056% (< -105 dB)

Channel Separation:

> 105 dB

Channel Separation:

> 105 dB

Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A Weight, 20 Hz – 20 kHz):

Signal-to-Noise Ratio (A Weight, 20 Hz – 20 kHz):

> 115 dB

> 113 dB

Dynamic Range(1 kHz -60 dBFS,

A Weight, 20 Hz – 20 kHz):

> 115 dB

Dynamic Range(1 kHz -60 dBFS,

A Weight, 20 Hz – 20 kHz):

> 113 dB

(Test condition: USB DAC input in Home Theatre Bypass mode and the volume knob at Max position.)

 

Pre-amplifier Performance Specifications

XLR Input – XLR Output

RCA Input – RCA Output

Rated Output Level: 4.6 Vrms

Rated Output Level: 2.3 Vrms

Frequency Response:

10 Hz – 200 kHz (+0/-2 dB)

20 Hz – 20 kHz (+0/-0.04 dB)

Frequency Response:

10 Hz – 200 kHz (+0/-2 dB)

20 Hz – 20 kHz (+0/-0.04 dB)

THD+N at 1Khz (A Weight, 20 Hz – 20 kHz):

< 0.00056% (< -105 dB)

THD+N at 1Khz (A Weight, 20 Hz – 20 kHz):

< 0.00071% (< -103 dB)

Channel Separation:

> 120 dB

Channel Separation:

> 110 dB

Signal-to-Noise Ratio

(A Weight, 20 Hz – 20 kHz):

> 110 dB

Signal-to-Noise Ratio

(A Weight, 20 Hz – 20 kHz):

> 105 dB

Dynamic Range

(1 kHz -60 dB, A Weight, 20 Hz – 20 kHz):

> 120 dB

Dynamic Range

(1 kHz -60 dB, A Weight, 20 Hz – 20 kHz):

> 115 dB

Maximum Gain (100 mVrms input):

6 dB

Maximum Gain (100 mVrms input):

6 dB

(Test condition: Volume knob at Max position and an input signal to drive the output to the rated output level.)

 

Headphone Power Amplifier Specifications

XLR Input – Balanced Output

RCA Input – 6.35mm Output

Maximum Output Power (Per Channel)

into 600 Ohm:

2400 mW

 

Maximum Output Power (Per Channel)

into 32 Ohm:

3000 mW

Maximum Output Power (Per Channel)

into 600 Ohm:

600 mW

 

Maximum Output Power (Per Channel)

into 32 Ohm:

3500 mW

Rated Output Power (Per Channel)

into 600 Ohm:

800 mW

 

Rated Output Power (Per Channel)

into 32 Ohm:

2000 mW

 

Rated Output Power (Per Channel)

into 600 Ohm:

200 mW

 

Rated Output Power (Per Channel)

into 32 Ohm:

500 mW

Frequency Response at Rated Power

10 Hz – 200 kHz (+0/-1 dB)

20 Hz – 20 kHz (+0/-0.04 dB)

Frequency Response at Rated Power

10 Hz – 200 kHz (+0/-1 dB)

20 Hz – 20 kHz (+0/-0.04 dB)

THD+N at 1kHz (A Weight, 20 Hz – 20 kHz)

Rated Power:

< 0.0018% (< -95 dB)

 

THD+N at 1kHz (A Weight, 20 Hz – 20 kHz)

50mW:

< 0.001% (< -100 dB)

THD+N at 1kHz (A Weight, 20 Hz – 20 kHz)

Rated Power:

< 0.0056% (< -85 dB)

 

THD+N at 1kHz (A Weight, 20 Hz – 20 kHz)

50mW:

< 0.0022% (< -93dB)

Channel Separation:

> 120 dB

Channel Separation:

> 90 dB

Signal-to-Noise Ratio

(A Weight, 20 Hz – 20 kHz):

> 111 dB

Signal-to-Noise Ratio

(A Weight, 20 Hz – 20 kHz):

> 111 dB

Dynamic Range

(1 kHz -60 dB, A Weight, 20 Hz – 20 kHz):

> 120 dB

Dynamic Range

(1 kHz -60 dB, A Weight, 20 Hz – 20 kHz):

> 115 dB

Output Impedance:

0.5 Ohm

Output Impedance:

0.7 Ohm

(Test condition: Volume knob at Max position and an input signal to drive the output with 600 Ohm loads to the rated output power, unless otherwise noted.)

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PDF PDF User Manuals


English  

OPPO HA-1 User Manual

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Polish / Polskie

OPPO HA-1 Instrukcja obslugi  (0.5MB)

 




 


 

 


As an amp and DAC its pretty much perfect but when you consider all the extras that are thrown in it becomes worth every single bit of the price of entry and one of the best pieces of equipment that has been released by any company so far in 2014.
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NOVEMBER 2014 | SCOTT BURNSIDE, STOZZAUDIO, UK

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Design

The HA-1 sports a classic design with contemporary elements. It is a desktop component housed in an aluminium chassis, and the familiar volume and source selection knobs are aided by a 4.3-inch screen for easy operation. Depending on your preference or even the mood of the music being played, you can choose between a classic VU meter,

a modern spectrum display, or a simple informational summary on the screen. A supplied IR remote and a smartphone app via Bluetooth provide complete control and convenience.

With its exemplary sound quality, versatile connectivity, and energetic driving power, the HA-1 headphone amplifier is a good match to any high performance headphone or stereo sound system.


 

Where to buy
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