Fostex HPA4BL DAC USB DSD/PCM Converter£399.00
Key features and description
Equipped with 4-pin XLR balanced output
High performance DAC (Burr-Brown PCM1792A)
Playback of 24bit/192kHz PCM and 11.2MHz DSD audio
Asynchronous transfer up to 192kHz/24bit compatible with USB Audio 2.0
Sampling Frequencies(PCM) : 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz
Sampling Frequencies (DSD): 2.8MHz, 5.6MHz, 11.2MHz
Quantization: 16bit, 24bit
[microSD] card slot (for firmware upgrade only) Format: FAT32 Compatible card: microSD card (SDHC), up to 32GB
Accessories :Rubber foot (x4), USB cable, Manual, AC adapter
The Fostex HP-A4BL builds on the original HP-A4 by adding some extra features for the budget conscious but demanding headphone user.
The HP-A4BL, as the BL suggests, adds a 4-pin balanced output for optimum performance with high-end headphone models. Being mains powered (the HP-A4 use USB bus power only), the HP-A4BL has over 3x more output power, to handle more demanding loads, with a plus 10dB high/low gain switch for better matching.
The Fostex HP-A4BL implements the Burr-Brown PCM1792A DAC chip, increasing file support to include 192/24 bit PCM and DSD 11.2Mhz (DSD256/Quad). The HP-A4BL can be used with the Fostex Audio player to decode FLAC, ALAC, DSD, WAV, AIFF and most other popular audio formats.