A Gorgeous Amp That Sounds as Good as It Looks
A five-time winner of The Absolute Sound Editors’ Choice Award, the hefty Cayin HA-1A amplifier is meant to drive the highest-grade headphones to their best potential. Its eye-catching design leaves a lasting impression, with a window on the front plate that provides a view of the 12AX7, 12AU7, and EL84 tubes inside. So the amp can be perfectly matched to your headphones, it features an impedance selector switch that ranges from 6 to 300 ohms. Plus, it can be used as an integrated amp for passive speakers and features an output of 1.2W x 2 (RMS, triode) or 2.2W x 2 (RMS, ultralinear).