For sale is the venerable Pass Labs HPA-1 headphone amplifier and preamplifier. I have had this piece for 18 months, and have enjoyed it immensely since purchasing it from Reno Hifi in July 2016. It has performed flawlessly, and I have highly conservatively rated it at an 8/10. It comes with the remainder of the three year warranty from Pass Labs.
The sonic qualities on this combination piece are excellent from top to bottom. Transparency, slam, speed, and tone all combine to create a world class reference headphone amplifier, and a top quality preamplifier. As a headphone amplifier, I used the Pass HPA-1 with almost all of the current TOTL headphones (HE-1000, Abyss, Focal Utopia). The Pass played beautifully with each set of cans, and allowed me to hear what each individual transducer was capable of producing. As a preamplifier, the HPA-1 stunningly drove an XA 30.8 with a well sized 3D soundstage, and a slight warmth that made the music burst out of the speakers with sonic beauty. Don't believe me? Check all the glowing reviews:
I have all the original packaging to make sure that the HPA-1 gets to your doorstep safely.
I am only selling because I have gotten out of headphones completely, and am back to focusing on 2-channel reproduction.
Thanks for looking!