Hailed as the world’s Ultimate Line Amplifier, HPA4 is the product of a collaboration between Benchmark Media Systems and THX Ltd.
- THX-888 (AAA™) Headphone Amplifier
- Benchmark Line Amplifier
- 256-Step Fully-Balanced Relay Gain Control, 0.5 dB Steps
- Precision Timed Relay Closures
- Precision Metal Film Resistors
- Gold-Contact Relays
- Balanced and Unbalanced I/O
- 6 Watts into 16 Ohm Headphones
- 11.5 Vrms into 300 Ohm Headphones
- Short-Circuit Protection
- DC Protection
- Over-Voltage and Over-Current Protection
- Thermal Protection
- Touch Screen Control
- IR Remote Control (optional)
- 2 Balanced Stereo Line Inputs
- 2 Unbalanced Stereo Line Inputs
- 1 Balanced Stereo Line Output
- 1 Unbalanced Stereo Line Output
- 1 Balanced Mono Sum Output
- 2 Bidirectional 12V Trigger Ports
It is the first headphone and line amplifier to feature THX’s Achromatic Audio Amplification technology (or AAA) and reduces harmonic/intermodulation/crossover distortion by up to 40dB. The reduction is achieved by utilising a patented feed-forward topology which nullifies conventional distortion and noise mechanisms.
With HPA4, Benchmark and THX have produced a headphone and line amplifier capable of technically reaching maximum output and SPL without the usual side effect of distortion, delivering power, audio fidelity, speed and accuracy onto a silent canvas.