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Portable Headphone Amplifier/USB DAC: The TEAC HA-P50 is a high
quality, portable headphone amplifier with built-in 24-bit/96kHz USB DAC,
providing high-resolution "go anywhere" listening from your Apple
iPod/iPhone/iPad (w/ Lightning connector), Android smartphone/tablet (OS 4.1+), Windows PC, or Mac computer. The
TEAC HA-P50 is the ideal headphone amplifier for the audiophile on the go. It
allows you to take your high-end headphone listening experience outdoors and
enjoy it wherever you're at. The HA-P50 packs a high-performance
digital-to-analog converter and high power amplifier circuit into a compact
body, to bring out the very best from your high quality headphones.
24-bit/96kHz DAC: The built-in BurrBrown PCM5102 digital-to-analog
converter is capable of processing a variety of digital audio signals (from DSD
to FLAC) up to
maximum 24-bit/96kHz resolution.
Discrete Push-Pull Headphone Amplifier: The TEAC HA-P50 uses a
top-flight OPA 1652 operational amplifier to process audio signals with maximum
purity. The discrete push-pull circuit achieves a very low distortion rate of
0.001% (at 100mW + 100mW output) which IC-based amplifier headphone circuits
cannot match, thanks to meticulous component selection and an absolute
insistence on sound quality. The HA-P50 features a 3.5mm jack to connect
- Maximum Power Output: 160mW + 160mW (32ohms, 1kHz, 10% THD, JEITA), 65mW +
65mW (300ohms, 1kHz, 10% THD, JEITA), 35mW + 35mW (600ohms, 1kHz, 10% THD, JEITA)
- Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.001% (32ohms, 1kHz, 100mW + 100mW
Output Power, JEITA)
- Headphone Impedance: 8Ω to 600Ω
Note: The HA-P50 features a high/low gain
selector which enables output gain to be matched to the impedance of the
headphone being used. An important feature for those who use top quality
MicroUSB (Type-B) Port: The TEAC HA-P50 accepts input from your
computer via its microUSB (type-B) input. Its capable of high-resolution
24-bit/96kHz sound source playback when used with the
TEAC HR Audio Player app installed on your Windows PC or Macintosh computer
(free to download). A 32" microUSB (type-B) to USB (type-A) cable is supplied to
connect your computer to the TEAC headphone amplifier/USB DAC.
- Windows Compatibility: The HA-P50 is compatible with Windows
Vista, 7, 8, and 8.1 (32- or 64-bit editions).
- Mac Compatibility: The HA-P50 is compatible with Mac OS X
10.6.4 (Snow Leopard), OS X 10.7 (Lion), OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion), and OS X
USB (Type-A) Port: The TEAC HA-P50 headphone amplifier/USB DAC is
fitted with a USB (type-A) port which allows you to connect your Apple
iOS device (w/ Lightning connector) or Android smartphone/tablet (OS 4.1+) with the cable that came with your
mobile device. Digital audio signals stored on your Apple iOS or Android device are extracted
digitally via USB and processed through the HA-50's high-performance built-in
digital-to-analog converter, with minimal sound degradation and allowing the
purest playback quality, with maximum fidelity. The
free TEAC HR Audio Player app is required for Apple iOS device connection and
offers high-resolution 24-bit/96kHz audio playback. Android devices do not
require this app, but are limited to 16-bit/44.1kHz.
- Apple iOS Device Compatibility: iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5,
iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad (4th generation), iPad mini,
and iPod touch (5th generation); all with iOS 6.0+.
- Android Device Compatibility: Android smartphone or
tablet with Jelly Bean (4.1) operating system or newer installed.
Note: The HA-P50 comes with two rubber fixing-straps for securing it
to an Apple iPod/iPhone
or Android smartphone, making the HA-P50 very easy to carry around.
TEAC HR Audio Player App (for Apple iOS): The
TEAC HR Audio Player App
turns your Apple iOS (6.0+) device with Lightning connector into a high-resolution audio player and
delivers the streamed digital audio (including DSD & FlAC) to the HA-P50 headphone amplifier/USB DAC
for 24-bit/96kHz playback. You will need to install your high-resolution files
using iTunes onto the Apple iOS device using the HR Audio Play App (this is done
differently from the normal iTunes sync procedure). You also get access to your
Apple iOS devices' standard Music Library. The HR Audio Player App is designed
to be user-friendly and offers these additional features:
- Song/Artist Information + Album Art: On the main screen during
playback, you can see the file format of the file you are playing and the
sampling frequency sent to the connected output device, as well as display
the lyrics and album artwork.
- Playback Controls: You can also use this app to search a track in
the list, change the playback order, and add a track to it; all with
intuitive operation. In addition to Repeat playback (single or all tracks in
the same list) and Random playback (in the same list), Crossover playback,
which joins tracks smoothly using fade in and fade out, is available.
- Background Playback: The app plays in the background so that you
can enjoy high-resolution music even while you use another App (except for
another music player app). Just like the standard iOS music player, you can
operate the HR Audio Player App from the iOS Control Center so that you can
play/pause and skip immediately when you are using another app or when you
are in the home screen.
- Equalizer: The app has a built-in graphical equalizer
with up to 1,000 settings, so you can load and adjust equalizing curves
based on the type of music you are listening to or type of headphone you are
using. Simply touch the equalizing curve on the app screen to select the
exact frequency you want to adjust. The RTA (Real-Time Analyzer) shows you
real-time levels for each frequency of the music you are playing, so that
you can adjust intuitively. And, since it also shows you the selected
frequency and its incremented/decremented value in numeric values, you can
equalize very accurately by checking those values. Linear FIR equalization
is also applied for better phase performance, with two EQ modes; a standard
SD mode and a high-quality HD mode with 64-bit internal processing
- Facebook & Twitter Shortcuts: Shortcut menus are provided so that
you can share your friends via e-mail or Facebook and tweet in Twitter about
the track you are playing. Express the excitement of the high-resolution
sound source immediately.
Note: Supported iOS devices include iPhone
5s, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5, iPad Air, iPad mini with Retina display, iPad (4th
generation), iPad mini, and iPod touch (5th generation); all with iOS 6.0+.
Combined Digital/Analog Input: This versatile headphone amp/USB DAC
employs a combined optical digital input and analog audio input terminal (3.5mm)
that self-detects digital or analog incoming signals. This combo-input then
passes the digital or analog audio signal (PCM only) through its sophisticated amplifier
circuits, letting you enjoy a high quality headphone listening environment
wherever you are.
Full-Aluminum Chassis: Constructed from durable aluminum, the
HA-P50's compact, flat body measures just 21.7mm thick, ideal for mobile
environments where toughness, small size and lightness are essential. Designed
from the outset for mobile use, its compact aluminum volume knob has just the
right torque to allow fine volume adjustment. Raised guards on either side
prevent accidental volume changes when the HA-P50 is being carried in a pocket
or bag, as well as protecting headphone plugs from bumps.
Rechargeable Battery: The TEAC HA-P50 has a built-in 2100mAh Li-ion
battery, allowing a maximum of 8 hours of continuous battery life. The included
USB/DC cable allows recharging from a computer's free USB (type-A) port. Thanks
to its auto power save function, the unit goes into sleep mode after 30 minutes
if it has failed to detect a sound signal, or if there's no headphone jack
plugged into the headphone port.