AT-HA5050H

Hybrid Headphone Amplifier

MSRP* US$5999.00
One-Year Limited End-User Warranty

*Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price. Actual selling price may vary; please check with an authorized Audio-Technica dealer.



  • Overview
  • Features
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  • Overview

    All headphones are not the same. Each model has its own character, its own sonic signature. That’s why we’ve created a headphone amp that lets you choose from four different output impedances (two outputs each of 0.1, 33, 82 and 120 ohms) to experience a sound that best suits you and your headphones.

    The AT-HA5050H is a hybrid Hi-Res Audio headphone amplifier – hybrid because it employs a pair of tubes at the preamp stage and transistors at the power amp stage. Having tubes in the preamp adds warmth and depth to the music, while the bipolar transistors provide distortion-free Class A amplification that is powerful enough to drive headphones of varying impedances without any problem. To further optimize power supply in the amplifier, each part of the amplifier is fed by individual power supply units with fast recovery diodes and regulating circuitry.

    The AT-HA5050H is equipped with two analog inputs (L/R RCA line jacks and L/R balanced XLR jacks) and two digital inputs (S/PDIF digital coaxial input and USB input with selectable Asynchronous and Adaptive modes). The state-of-the-art DAC is optimized to be compatible with digital audio formats up to PCM 32-bit/384 kHz and DSD128. Additional features include classic analog VU meters with VU range selector switch, large volume control knob, and an input attenuator switch.

    Specifications
    System Requirements: Computer with a USB 2.0 port
    CPU: Intel Core2 CPU 2.2 GHz or equivalent
    RAM: 32-bit OS 2 GB or more, 64-bit OS 4 GB or more
    Compatible OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Mac OS X10.9
    Type: Preamplifier stage: vacuum circuit Power amplifier stage: Class A bipolar transistor amplifier
    Corresponding Headphone Impedance: 16 – 600 ohms
    Maximum Output Level: 2,000 mW + 2,000 mW (16 ohms load)
    1,000 mW + 1,000 mW (32 ohms load)
    500 mW + 500 mW (64 ohms load)
    62 mW + 62 mW (600 ohms load)
    Rated Output (20 Hz – 20 kHz): 125 mW + 125 mW (16 ohms load)
    62 mW + 62 mW (32 ohms load)
    31 mW + 31 mW (64 ohms load)
    3.3 mW + 3.3 mW (600 ohms load)
    Frequency Response (Line Input): 5 Hz – 200 kHz (0, -1 dB at 32 ohms 10 mW output)
    Frequency Response (XLR Input): 5 Hz – 200 kHz (+0.5, -2 dB at 32 ohms 10 mW output)
    Total Harmonic Distortion: <=0.08% (20 Hz - 20 kHz at 32 ohms 10 mW output)
    Gain: 14 dB (line input); 13.5 dB (XLR input)
    Signal-to-noise Ratio 104 dB (A-weighted)
    Separation Between Channels: 70 dB (1 kHz at 32 ohms)
    Input Connector: Analog: Line input (RCA) x 2; XLR connector x 2
    Digital:
    USB (Type B):
    Asynchronous mode:
    DSD128 (5.6448 MHz), DSD64 (2.8224 MHz): 24 – 32 bit
    PCM 384 kHz, 352.8 kHz, 192 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 96 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 32 kHz: 16 – 32 bit
    Adaptive mode:
    DSD incompatible
    PCM 192 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 96 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 32 kHz: 16 – 32 bit
    Digital coaxial (S/PDIF) x 1
    PCM 192 kHz, 176.4 kHz, 96 kHz, 88.2 kHz, 48 kHz, 44.1 kHz, 32 kHz: 16 – 24 bit
    Output Connector: 6.3 mm (1/4") standard stereo jack (output impedance 0.1 ohms) ื 2
    6.3 mm (1/4") standard stereo jack (output impedance 33 ohms) ื 2
    6.3 mm (1/4") standard stereo jack (output impedance 82 ohms) ื 2
    6.3 mm (1/4") standard stereo jack (output impedance 120 ohms) ื 2
    DA Convertor: Frequency response: 5 Hz – 100 kHz (0, -1.5 dB)
    Total harmonic distortion: <=0.0006% (20 Hz - 20 kHz)
    Signal-to-noise ratio: 113 dB (A-weighted, 1 Vrms output)
    Separation between channels: 110 dB (20 Hz - 20 kHz)
    Input Attenuator: -12 dB
    VU Meter: Range 0 dB, -10 dB, -20 dB, -30 dB
    Power Supply 100 – 120V AC or 220 – 240V AC, 50/60Hz
    Power Consumption: 53 W (max)
    Dimensions (excluding protrusions): 100 mm (3.9") H ื 332 mm (13.1") W ื 327 mm (12.9") D
    Weight: 11.0 kg (24.3 lbs.)
    Accessories Included: Power cable
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  • Features

    • Two E88CC vacuum tubes are used in the preamp stage to achieve the warm, mellow sound you can only get from tubes

    • A pair of Toshiba bipolar power transistors provide strong, driving power and high-quality sound

    • Sifam VU meters provide precise metering with a classic feel that matches the warm, analog tone from the tubes

    • Custom-made R-Core transformer counters spikes and instability in the power line, providing consistent, high-resolution amplifier performance with distinctive hybrid sonic characteristics

    • Lundahl transformers, Nichicon electrolytic capacitors and WIMA polyester capacitors are used to provide the best sound quality possible

    • Eight headphone jacks with choice of four different output impedances (0.1, 33, 82 and 120 ohms x 2) give you control of the sonic presentation without the extra noise that might be introduced by an impedance selector switch

    • Two analog (unbalanced RCA and balanced XLR) and two digital (USB and SPDIF digital coaxial) inputs allow the amplifier to be used with a wide range of equipment

    • Includes power cable

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      Can this amplifier be used to amplify a turntable? I recently purchased an Audio Technica turntable, and I can't seem to find an amplifier for it.
      Asked on 6/13/2016 by :)

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        To receive the best possible answer to your question, please contact the Audio-Technica United States (ATUS) Audio Solutions Team at:
        audio-solutions@atus.com

        Thanks!

        Answered on 6/13/2016 by ATUS_Specialist2 from Stow, OH
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