The only way the folks at Oppo could outdo their own PM-1 headphone premiere was to back it up with a no-holds-barred headphone amplifier. Boy, are we sure glad they did. The HA-1 is really something to behold. Straight out of the box, you can tell that the quality of materials, engineering and manufacturing that went into this piece of electronics is on par with some of the best stuff out there.
We’re not at all surprised. Oppo makes some of the most revered universal disc players on the market, and the HA-1 appears to be the culmination of everything the company has learned in the past few years. The HA-1 offers modern conveniences like an icon-based display screen, balanced inputs and outputs, multiple digital inputs, a massive toroidal transformer, balanced and unbalanced headphone outputs, and much, much more. Take a look at our video to get up close with the HA-1, and find out why it’s way more than just a headphone amp.