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Fostex HP-V1 - Portable Vacuum Tube Headphone Amplifier

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Fostex HP-V1 - Portable Vacuum Tube Headphone Amplifier
Key Features
  • Uses 6N16b-Q Vacuum Tube
  • Fostex Custom Coupling Capacitors
  • Hi/Lo Gain: Drives Most Headphones
  • Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery
The VP-V1 from Fostex is a high performance portable vacuum-tube headphone amplifier, which amplifies the sound of line-level playback equipment, such as a portable audio player, and outputs through a dedicated headphone jack. The vacuum tube on the primary stage, coupled with the custom Fostex capacitor delivers a rich textured sound from any audio source. A Hi/Lo gain switch is provided to drive a broad selection of headphones, while the built-in Lithium-ion battery charges in 3.5 hours and provides up to 10 hours of continuous playback. The HP-V1 ships with a 3.9" / 100mm cable with 1/8" / 3.5 connectors and an AC power adapter.
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Fostex HP-V1 Overview

The VP-V1 from Fostex is a high performance portable vacuum-tube headphone amplifier, which amplifies the sound of line-level playback equipment, such as a portable audio player, and outputs through a dedicated headphone jack. The vacuum tube on the primary stage, coupled with the custom Fostex capacitor delivers a rich textured sound from any audio source. A Hi/Lo gain switch is provided to drive a broad selection of headphones, while the built-in Lithium-ion battery charges in 3.5 hours and provides up to 10 hours of continuous playback. The HP-V1 ships with a 3.9" / 100mm cable with 1/8" / 3.5 connectors and an AC power adapter.

  • Headphone amplifier uses a vacuum tube (6N16B-Q) on the primary stage and OPAMP on the secondary stage (no DAC built in)
  • 2 x 3.5mm stereo mini jack inputs on front (priority) and rear to fit to any type of player unit
  • Hi/Lo Gain switch to drive various type of headphones
  • Approx. 10 hours continuous operation from the rechargeable Lithium Ion battery
  • Coupling capacitors consist of Fostex’s original large film capacitor and electrolytic capacitor
  • Easy-to-carry, light-weight design: 13.8 oz / 390.0 g
  • Robust aluminum chassis
  • 100mm high quality “HiFC”* stereo mini cable included

Fostex HP-V1 Specs

Headphone OutputMaximum Output: Approximately 200 mW (load resistance 32 ohms)
Connector Type: 1/8" / 3.5 mm stereo mini jack
Audio Input TerminalsFront Connector Type: 1/8" / 3.5 mm stereo mini jack
Back Connector Type: 1/8" / 3.5 mm stereo mini jack
DC InputDC In Terminal: 2.1 mm DC inlet
Charging TimeApproximately 3.5 hours
Continuous Battery LifeContinuous Operating Time: Approximately 10 hours (load resistance 32 ohms at normal temperature)
Power SupplyDC 15 V (built-in lithium-ion battery)
Power ConsumptionApproximately 4 W (with power on)
Dimensions3.5 x 1.3 x 5.5" / 8.8 x 3.3 x 13.9 cm (includes protrusions)
WeightMain Unit: 13.8 oz / 390.0 g (approximate)
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.5 x 6.3 x 4.5"
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