The HA500H is Nova Fidelity’s first dedicated hybrid headphone amplifier packed with an array of unique and versatile features. Powered by ECC82 as well as transistor op amps, the HA500H can be operated in both valve and solid-state mode depending on the listener’s preference or the type of musical material being enjoyed.
The HA500H features a unique dual Sabre DAC configuration making it capable of achieving a greatly increased dynamic range as well as a jump in sound quality.
To support as many headphone models as possible, the HA500H comes equipped with a high/low impedance switch. This caters for a wide range of source and headphone models and can easily power and support any headphone rated from 16 all the way up to 600 ohms.
Keeping up with wireless trends, Bluetooth A2DP and AVRCP profiles are supported along with SBC (Subbabd codec), aptX, AAC and MP3 formats.
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ECC82 vacuum tubes
CNC machined aluminium chassis
Sabre ES9018K2M DAC chips
5 function keys
5” TFT LCD Display (800x480 pixels)
Bluetooth AVRCP / A2DP
Digital Sample rate up to 192 kHz
12V trigger output and input
Support for 16 - 600 ohm headphone impedance
Coaxial, TOSlink, AES / EBU digital inputs
Analogue Inputs: 1 x RCA (Pair)
Digital Inputs: 1 x Optical, 1 x Coax, 1 x AES, 1 x XLR (Pair), 1 x USB (B-Type)
Analogue Outputs: 1 x 6.35mm Headphone, 1 x RCA (Pair)
Digital Outputs: 1 x XLR (Pair)
Power Output: Unbalanced: High - 4vrms, low - 2vrms; Balanced: High - 8vrms, low - 4vrms
DAC: Sabre ES9018K2M
Dimensions: 270 (W) x 333 (D) x 90 (H) mm