Aurorasound HFSA-01

4.450

The Aurorasound HFSA-01 is a hybrid integrated amplifier utilising the advantages of both vacuum tube and semiconductor.

ON DEMO

Aurorasound HFSA-01 front

The Aurorasound HFSA-01 is a hybrid pre-main amplifier utilizing the advantages of both vacuum tube and semiconductor. The tube EL84 delivers 14W + 14W power output. The model is equipped with bass and treble controls. The input stage has a built-in phono equalizer for MM-type cartridges, along with 3-channels of RCA unbalanced input terminals.

This model accepts speakers with 4Ωto 8Ω impedance. In addition, it has a headphone output.

The front panel is ornamented with Mahogany wood on both sides to enhance the retro appearance producing a rather relaxing atmosphere for more enjoyable audio life. HFSA-01 is designed with orthodox configuration, however, it fulfills the basic requirements such as sound quality and overall performance for a wide range source from high-resolution digital to analogue records that any generation and age demands.

FEATURES

The output vacuum tube EL84, a pentode equivalent to 6BQ5, is operated in push- pull configuration delivering extremely low distortion and

excellent frequency characteristics with ultra-linear connections. The driver for EL84 is a well-known Texas Instruments OPA604A, a high precision audio Op-Amp. Aurorasound developed a perfect phase inverter circuit with OPA604A to drive the push-pull operation in the most ideal way.

The tone-control section employs a CR-type for easy adjustments to achieve more rich bass and comfortable treble to meet listeners’ sound taste even with small-size speakers.   The phono equalizer uses Linear Technology’s semiconductor to achieve an excellent S/N characteristic with NF-type circuit configuration.

The power supply section is completely isolated between the vacuum tube and semiconductor to completely eliminating any interferences regardless of volume level and frequency range. The rectifier is of the super low noise Rohm’s silicon carbide diode.

The output transformer and power supply transformer are custom designed by Aurorasound, and manufactured by a Japanese company. This model employs carefully selected high-quality capacitors and resisters, as well.

REAR PANEL

Aurorasound HFSA-01 rear

INSIDE VIEW

Aurorasound HFSA-01 inside

BLOCK DIAGRAM

Aurorasound HFSA-01 diagram

SPECIFICATIONS

Input

Phono-MM, Gain40dB,
 Cartridge load resistance 47kΩ, RIAA +/-1dB
RCA unbalance、CD, LINE-1, LINE-2

TONE Control

BASS +/-12dB, TREBLE +/-12dB,

Output

Max 14W + 14W at 8Ω speaker

Frequency response

10Hz ~ 40kHz, -3dB, Tone Flat

THD+N

0.08%, 1kHz, 2W, A-weighted

SNR

93dB, LINE IN-OUT

Functions

TONE control pass DIRECT SW, Stereo/Mono, Headphones output

AC voltage

USA model AC120V, Europe/Asia model AC220V, 240V
Power consumption 150W

Size, Weight

W360 x D320 xH145mm max, 10.3kg

Aurorasound HFSA-01 front
Aurorasound HFSA-01 Garard 401
Aurorasound HFSA-01

WOOD KNOBS OPTION

Aurorasound HFSA-01 wooden knobs
Aurorasound HFSA-01 wooden knobs
Aurorasound HFSA-01 wooden knobs

SOUND ODYSSEY BV
Brandstraat 28
9255 Buggenhout
Belgium