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Burson Audio HA-160 Reference Class Headphone Amp HA160


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  • The HA-160 has been designed with no ICs within its circuitry. Our discrete (IC free) approach allows us to optimise our design and tune our machines to achieve the best in audio reproduction.
  • A performance focused volume control - Burson developed a 24 stepped attenuator, constructed with the best quality components available. Our Burson stepped attenuator ensures preservation of even the weakest audio signal; The air between instruments, the decay after an attack and all micro details that makes music enjoyable.
  • Resonance Free Aluminium Enclosure - The HA-160 is housed in a 6mm case, constructed from high precision machined aluminium. This enclosure allows the AB-160, to achieve a very high mechanical damping factor, which reduces any microphonic effects, that may degrade the clarity of sonic performance.
  • Cleaner Power - Just like an athlete needs clean air to perform at an optimum standard - audio equipment needs clean power to reproduce transparent and natural music.
  • Higher Definition - The function of Opamps at the output stage is as important as the lens on a cinema projector. Regardless of the analytical capability of the audio gear, an inferior opamp will halve a machine's performance, and distort every dB of sonic imagery.

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Technical Details

  • Model: HA-160

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 10 pounds
  • ASIN: B00529U306
  • Item model number: HA-160
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #187,888 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: May 23, 2011

Product Description

Listening to music is a very personal and life long adventure. We know! The HA-160 is an uncompromising reference class headphone amplifier packed with Burson technologies, Burson refinement and Burson passion. It will cleanse your soul from the daily racket of life and make you fall in love with your collections all over again. No ICs. Most headphone amps are built with ICs (integrated circuitry). Listening to an IC based head amp is like trying to listen to a grand concert through a key-hole! With ICs you are missing out on the micro detail that makes music musical and the macro dynamic that makes our hearts beat with excitement. There is only one reason for an IC to appear in audio gear, and that is cost saving at the expense of music! The HA-160 has been designed with no ICs within its circuitry. Our discrete (IC free) approach allows us to optimise our design and tune our machines to achieve the best in audio reproduction. The elimination of ICs has made the HA-160 far more superior to its IC based competitors - on all fronts. Sonic Characteristics Headphone amps are often criticised for their lack of sense of space. While most manufactures are keen to tell you that this is the norm for headphone amps, the truth of the matter is that it is an unpleasant form of distortion. Once you have listened with the HA-160 you will be taken by the sense of space. In addition, the delicacy and transparency of the high-frequencies are beyond reproach. Teamed with a high end headphone, one can hear all the vibrations that have been recorded through the studio's microphone. The good the bad and the ugly. When the last note falls you know that your soul has been cleansed once again.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gary on December 6, 2012
I have had this headphone amp for less than a year and it has performed flawlessly. I could say this amp sounds very clean and warm, or tube-like, but you would get far better information from 6moons.com where they rave about it and give it the Realization Award. Easily drives my HD-650's and my two planar headphones.
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By DDD on January 4, 2013
I have paired this with an Sennheiser HD650 headphone and it's superb! For digital, I found the PS Audio DLIII works beautifully with this combined setup. Hours of listening with no fatigue. Excellent mids, deep lows, and just enough air but not bright at all.
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