Mytek Audio proudly introduces the new Liberty THX AAA™ HPA, an analog headphone amplifier featuring THX Achromatic Audio Amplifier technology to deliver pure audio. The patented THX Achromatic Audio Amplifier (THX AAA™), the most linear amplifier technology available today, powers the Liberty THX AAA™ HPA to provide astonishing musical accuracy, unprecedented dynamic range, as well as infinitesimally low levels of noise and distortion. The Liberty THX AAA™ HPA is a reference grade device for both the musically passionate headphone enthusiast, and for sound engineers in professional audio environments.
Listening to music through the Liberty Liberty THX AAA™ HPA allows the user to hear the content as intended by the creator with maximum transparency and detail, and with minimum impact of the amplifier on the original sound. This is achieved using THX’s patented feed-forward error correction circuit topology which allows the THX AAA™ based amplifier to reach its maximum output power rating while exponentially reducing noise and distortion levels. Unlike the competition where increased output power is typically accompanied by proportional amounts of noise and distortion, the Liberty THX AAA™ HPA encounters a reduction in distortion by up to 40dB.
The arrival of a genuine musical reference for pure analog headphone amplification
This THX patented feed-forward topology can output a maximum current of 1 ampere and voltages reaching 25Vp-p. As a result, the Liberty THX AAA™ HPA can drive any pair of headphones available today. With such immense power capabilities, extensive circuit protection is of the utmost importance and the THX-888 module within this device has this fully covered. Multiple protection circuits are in place to ensure that the output relays are disabled during ‘power up’ until all power supplies reach full voltage and proper stability, and during faulty conditions like overloads and short circuits.
Despite its compact size, the Liberty THX AAA™ HPA is a true tour-de-force and complete reference grade product that is designed to stand the test of time. The amplifier uses the highest quality gold plated connectors and a selection of the highest grade parts, including an oversized 60W toroid power transformer, separate low noise power regulators for left and right channels, and a large bank of low impedance power supply electrolytic capacitors.
Liberty THX AAA™ HPA Significant Design Features:
● THX AAA-888 Achromatic Audio Amplifier technology (THX AAA™)
● Maximum rated output of 6 Watts @ < 0.1 % THD
● Output Impedance: < 0.1Ω
● S/N Ratio > 140dB, A-Weighted
● Oversized, dual-mono 60W toroidal linear power supply with automatic AC input voltage detection (100 – 240V)
● 4-line level inputs; 3 single-ended RCA and 1 balanced XLR-1/4”
● 4 HPA outputs on the front panel: 4-pin XLR and 4.4mm balanced, ¼” TRS and 3.5mm In Ear Monitor (IEM)
● Single-ended RCA 2-channel preamplifier output
● Large 27mm ALPS professional grade volume attenuator
● Selectable Crossfeed / Mono circuit for speaker/radio compatibility
● 4-position adjustable gain circuit
● Automatic -12dB Gain Sensitivity drop for IEM output
● Two-year warranty
● Dimensions (w x d x h): 5.5″ x 8.8″ x 1.74” / 14 x 22.5 x 4.4cm. (1/3 Rack size)
● Weight: 4.5 lbs. / 2 kg
● The companion Liberty II DAC and Liberty Phono Preamplifier will be released in Q1 and Q2 2021, respectively
Pricing and availability, and a Special Preorder Offer:
The Liberty THX AAA™ HPA is available for preorder now and will begin shipping in February 2021 with an MSRP of US $1,495.00. and EUR € 1,495.00 (VAT incl). Available for purchase at Authorized Mytek dealers worldwide, at www.mytek.audio and Amazon.com (US/Canada only).
The first 50 Liberty THX AAA™ HPA available for preorder in the US includes a free pair of HiFiMAN Sundara planar magnetic Headphones, valued at USD $349.
For further information about THX AAA™ please visit: https://www.thx.com/aaa/.
About Mytek Audio, www.mytek.audio
Mytek was founded in New York City by Michal Jurewicz in 1992. He began working at Manhattan’s famed Hit Factory recording studio in 1989 with the likes of Paul Simon, Billy Joel and Barbara Streisand, recording to analog tape. Here he learned the ins and outs of what a great recording was supposed to sound like, and which equipment was necessary to achieve this. Famously, he repaired a room full of broken equalizers, amplifiers and compressors that were just too complex for the other technicians to handle. It was this reputation that landed him a job as Skyline Studios’ tech engineer. Skyline was the home of legendary music producer Nile Rogers and the preferred studio for the likes of Mariah Carey and James Taylor.
While at Skyline, Michal developed solutions to help improve the workflow and sound quality of the new digital systems. It was here that Mytek was born in 1992. From the very beginning, artists and producers praised the sound quality of Mytek’s equipment. Soon almost every NYC recording studio had a “Mytek Private Q” headphone monitoring system and those using Mytek’s first analog-to-digital converters produced recordings that didn’t suffer from the harsh sound that was so typical of the digital recordings from the 1990s.
Since then, Mytek has continuously innovated; From pioneering 18, 20, 24 and now 32-bit PCM recording, to being part of the “DSD Super Audio CD Project” and today helping to develop MQA mastering and playback. Most recently, as digital audio and internet distribution began to evolve together, the barrier of audio quality between the professional studio and the home has vanished. It was with this eye towards the future that Mytek began designing playback equipment for music lovers, not just music makers. Today the same equipment used to create timeless music is accessible for lifelong enjoyment of music. Michal Jurewicz has consistently demonstrated that a proper understanding of how to digitally encode music in the recording studio results in a cutting-edge ability to design the award-winning DACs used today by Mytek for digital music playback. Convenience, design, and sound quality are all at the heart of everything Mytek does.
Mytek currently maintains two physical locations for Sales, R&D, Support and Distribution: Mytek Audio Headquarters in Brooklyn, New York and Mytek Europe Corp, the EU Branch office in Warsaw, Poland.
Founded by legendary filmmaker George Lucas in 1983, THX Ltd. and its partners provide premium entertainment experiences in the cinema, in the home and on the go. Over the past 35 years, THX has expanded its certification categories beyond studios and cinemas to consumer electronics, content, automotive systems, and live entertainment. Today, THX continues to redefine entertainment, providing exciting new technologies and assurance of experiences which provide consumers with superior audio and visual fidelity and ensure an artist’s vision is truthfully delivered to audiences worldwide. THX Ltd. is owned by Razer and operates as a fully independent subsidiary. For more information visit THX.com, find us on Facebook, Instagram, and follow us on Twitter.
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