Headphones are in great demand today, capable of superb sound quality at a fraction of the price of great speakers for a personal listening experience. Cary Audio introduces the HH-1 headphone amplifier to help listeners reach their greatest sonic potential with almost any fine headphone.
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The HH-1 is a hybrid design, offering both tube and solid-state circuits where they can be utilized to their greatest advantage. Tubes make their best contribution to the overall sound when used in the input stage. For this, Cary Audio is using a pair of 6DJ8 tubes (one per channel). The output stage is a single-ended current-sourced MOSFET working in Class A at all times.
In the HH-1, the power supply is fully regulated for lowest possible noise, including the power supply for the tube heaters, and it uses a high performance audio grade toroidal transformer.
The American-made HH-1 hybrid headphone amplifier is now available for a price of $1,595.