Sony Pha-1A Portable Headphone Amplifier & USB DAC - Silver
Enhance Your Music Breathe more life into everything you hear with the sleek, pocket-sized Pha-1A Portable Headphone Amplifier. Engineered to deliver superior sound performance, the Pha-1A enhances the quality of everything you listen to, and brings out the potential of headphones to its full extent. Especially when paired with Hi-Res Audio devices like Sony’s Mdr-1A Headphones plugged into the Walkman ® Nwz-A17, the Pha-1A makes it possible for you to enjoy powerful Hi-Res Audio sound quality wherever you go. A Purer State of Sound Made for true music lovers, the Pha-1A is designed to deliver High-Resolution Audio sound quality for the ultimate music experience. Its Pulse Code Modulation (Pcm) method captures data volume about 6.5 times that of CDs, at a higher sampling rate and bit depth of up to 192kHz/24bit. This reproduces sound characteristics closer to the original recording and picks up on subtle nuances that bring more life and evokes a greater emotional depth as you listen. With a high/normal gain control option, the Pha-1A is ready to drive a multitude of headphones with varying impedance from 8Ω - 600Ω. Surreal Sound, Sublime Music Moments No matter what your music preference is, the Pha-1A delivers studio-sound quality right to your ears. Thanks to Sony’s innovative audio technologies that bring out the best of your music from High-Resolution Audio compatible devices, now, everything you listen to produces a hyper-realistic sensation, as if you were right in the heart of a live performance. Feel Emotion in Every Note The Science Behind the Sound In the pursuit of pure sound quality, the Pha-1A is integrated with Sony’s innovative technologies: equipped with the Wolfson Wm8740 DAC chip that is utilised for high-end premium models, a low-distortion amplifier that operates at a low-noise level, a high 5V power supply offers a high S/N ratio, and an output capacitor-less (Ocl) amplifier ensures minimal sound distortion. High sound quality solder used in the Walkman ® Nwz-A17 delivers natural balances in low-mid-and high-range sound. This makes what you listen to closer to the original recording with more life in every note Engineered for Performance Thanks to the PHA-1A’s wideband performance that spans from 10Hz to 100kHz, you can enjoy a variety of music genres that contain rich, deep bass to radiant highs and listen to vocal melodies and subtle audio harmonics, clearly and naturally. Beyond hearing, the Pha-1A lets you feel every emotion of what you listen to that makes music all the more worth indulging in. Hi-Res Audio On-The-Go Go loud and powerful with the PHA-1A’s USB DAC amp that converts and enhances music data from your portable device, so you can enjoy advanced High-Resolution Audio while out and about. Simply link the USB DAC amp to your headphones and a compatible PC, Xperia™; iPhone, iPad, iPod ® or Walkman ® ; to begin magnifying your music experience on-the-go. Sophisticated in Design, Functional in Size The PHA-1A’s appeal lies in its design. Apart from its sleek aluminium casing that doubles-up as a protection cover from knocks and shocks, its small, lightweight body weighs around 5 ounces (150g), that makes it ultra-portable when you’re out and about. For enhanced convenience, a silicone band is provided for easy carrying when plugged in to other devices.