Novafidelity HA500H DAC & Headphone Amplifier

Code: NO-HA500H
  • £2,299.00
  • (FREE UK Delivery)
| Usually dispatched within 24 hours

The HA500H is Novafidelity’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.

Key Features:

  • ECC82 vacuum tubes
  • CNC machined aluminum 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

Balanced Performance:

  • Frequency response: 10 Hz ~ 80 kHz ± 0.5dB
  • THD + N @ 1KHz: 0.001% (-100 dB) 20 Hz ~ 20 kHz
  • Dynamic Range: 130 dB (Max 4 Vrms / 8 Vrms, Stereo)
  • Input Impedance: 47K Ohm, Standard 4Vrms (Adjustable from 2-8 Vrms)
  • Nominal output level (high / low): High - 8 Vrms / Low - 4 Vrms
  • Frequency response: 10 Hz ~ 80 kHz: +/- 0.1 dB
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: <-111 dB
  • Recommended headphone impedance: 16 ohms ~ 600 ohms

Unbalanced Performance:

  • Dynamic Range: 130 dB (Max 2 Vrms / 4 Vrms, Stereo)
  • Input Impedance: 47K Ohm, Standard 2 Vrms (Adjustable from 1-4 Vrms)
  • Nominal output level: High - 4 Vrms / Low - 2 Vrms
  • Frequency response: 10 Hz ~ 80 kHz: +/- 0.1 dB
  • Signal-to-noise ratio: <-106 dB
  • Recommended headphone impedance: 16 ohms ~ 600 ohms


  • Symmetrical (XLR-4pin): 1: L +, 2: L-, 3: R +, 4: R-, Shielding: grounding
  • Unbalanced (6.35mm): Tip: L, ring: R, shaft: ground


  • Voltage: AC 110-120 V ~ / 220-240 V ~, 50/60 Hz automatic switching

Physical Properties:

  • Weight: 6.9kg
  • Dimensions (no feet): 270 x 333 x 85mm
  • Dimensions (with feet): 270 x 333 x 90mm

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UK ORDERS:  We despatch the bulk of our UK mainland items on a 24 hour service – Free of Charge.  Non Mainland locations - Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, the Scilly Isles, the Scottish highlands and Islands, the Channel Islands and Northern Ireland may take a day or so longer and are not Free of Charge. Smaller items are delivered using Royal Mail recorded delivery or special delivery. Larger items are delivered using a courier service such as Interlink Express, DPD, UPS or DHL. 

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