Cary Audio HH-1 Headphone Amplifier

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$1,595.00
Brand: Cary Audio

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Moon Audio is located in Cary, NC.  We are the CLOSEST Dealer to the Cary Audio Headquarters office in Apex, NC - about 7 miles away.

Cary Audio’s HH-1 headphone amplifier is a stunning achievement in sound quality. Its hybrid design features a tube preamplifier stage followed by a single-ended FET solid-state amplifier, using the best performance features of both technologies combined to give you the most enjoyable listening experience possible.

Top quality parts, excellent engineering, beautiful fit and finish, simple to hook up and use in any system configuration, designed and built in the USA, the HH-1 headphone amplifier will give you years of detailed and accurate musical reproduction with virtually any high-quality headphones.

Innerfidelity Review - February 13, 2013 for the Cary Audio HH-1 

Positive Feedback Review - October 2012 for the Cary Audio HH-1 Headphone Amplifier

This new product from Cary Audio for the personal listening fan or monitoring pro is all Class A, and I have to say that I found its performance to be Class A as well! It is a killer amplifier at its price point of $1599, and unequaled by anything less costly in my experience. I could not find any cans that were not well served by the HH-1—even the hard-to-drive Audeze and the maxed-out Grado PS 1000s curled up and purred!

Extremely detailed and smooth...This is a fantastic match with the new Grado PS 500s....Well done, Cary Audio! Your notable taste for good music comes through once more! Robert H. Levi, Positive Feedback Review - Issue 63 - October 2012


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“The HH-1 is very easy to recommend. Definitely offering highly competitive performance at its price point, with the right headphones, I could live very happily with the HH-1 as my main, or only, headphone amp. It deserves serious consideration if your goals are a highly musical experience. Enthusiastically recommended, as described.”  Inner|Fidelity

The HH-1 headphone amplifier from Cary Audio is an all-new hybrid design, featuring a tube input stage feeding a single-ended MOSFET output stage.  These MOSFETs were chosen as they have sonic characteristics very similar to tubes, and the entire amplifier operates fully in class-A at all output levels. Its single-ended design is patterned after our acclaimed CAD-300SEI integrated amplifier for superbly realistic sound. It is extremely simple to connect and operate, featuring a pair of RCA input jacks and a loop-through output pair, a power switch and a volume control. 

Top quality parts are mounted on a heavy gauge fiberglass circuit board, and only two stages of amplification are used for the shortest possible signal path. A power transformer, rated at three times what is required for the amplifier’s design, feeds a fully regulated discrete power supply for the best sound quality. It is designed to drive headphones with an impedance between 30 and 600 ohms. A 30-second muting circuit prevents any annoying pops and clicks when turning on the HH-1 headphone amplifier, and ensures that all circuits are fully stabilized before each listening session.  

All of the design and construction features would be meaningless if they didn’t contribute to both superb sound quality and long-term reliability. Like all Cary Audio equipment, the HH-1 headphone amplifier is engineered to provide accurate and lifelike musical reproduction, and to do so for many years. The HH-1 has beautiful cosmetics and contains the latest technology and quality components to ensure that you enjoy your music, whether used as a stand-alone system in an office or as part of a serious main music system.

Tubes make their best contribution to the overall sound when used in the input stage.  For this, we are using a pair of 6DJ8 tubes (one per channel). The output stage is a single-ended current-sourced MOSFET working in Class A at all times.
 
As in all Cary Audio products, much thought has gone into the power supply, which has a major impact on the sound quality and reliability. In the HH-1, the power supply is fully regulated for lowest possible noise, including the power supply for the tube heaters, and it uses a high performance audio grade toroidal transformer.

Top quality parts, excellent engineering, beautiful fit and finish, simple to hook up and use in any system configuration, designed and built in the USA, the HH-1 headphone amplifier will give you years of detailed and accurate musical reproduction with virtually any high-quality headphones.

Input Impedance 50K ohms
Gain 20dB
Frequency Response 5Hz to 35 kHz (-1dB)
Signal to Noise Ratio >90dB at 0dB gain
THD <0.05%
Channel Separation >70dB/10kHz
Output Power

200mW/300 ohms
300mW/30 ohms 

Output Impedance 5 ohms
Tube Complement 2 x 6922 (6DJ8 Tubes)
Full Regulated Power Supply Discrete regulators for audio circuits
Headphone Connector 1 x phone jack
Recommended Headphone Impedance Range 30-600 ohms
RCA Connectors 4 x gold plated
1 set for input and other used as pass through
Dimensions 14.5" L x 8.5" W x 4" H
Weight 10 lbs.

Warranty Info

1. Power Amplifiers, Integrated Amplifiers, Surround Sound Processors, and Preamplifiers have a three (3) year parts and labor warranty from the date of the original purchase from Cary Audio. 

2. CD or SACD players, DVD players, or Music Servers have an eighteen (18) month parts and labor warranty from the date of the original purchase from Cary Audio. 

3. Vacuum tubes, if any are used in the component, are offered a 90-day exchange policy against defects with the exception of the CAVT 300B vacuum tube that has a one (1) year exchange policy from the date of the original purchase from Cary Audio.

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