HA-S Nutube Headphone Amplifier Kit
A Pristine, Compact Sound Amplifier You Build Yourself
The HA-S is a Nutube equipped DIY Headphone amp kit that will let you enjoy the highest quality audio anywhere. No soldering is required, so even if you are new to the world of DIY, you will be able to assemble the HA-S to add a warm, analogue tube-driven signal boost to any sound source in no time!
Build your own Headphone amplifier
This DIY HA-S kit allows you to build your very own Headphone amplifier in an easy and fun way, without any soldering needed. Not only that, it provides the authentic vacuum tube sound that audiophiles know and love.
Nutube is a new and revolutionary fully analogue vacuum tube developed by Korg INC. and Noritake Itron Corporation. The same as a conventional vacuum tube, Nutube is constructed with an anode, grid and filament, and operates as a complete triode tube, effectively generating the response and same rich harmonic characteristics of conventional vacuum tubes in a more compact, stable and energy-efficient way.
The transparent case of the HA-S delivers a glimpse into this technology; allowing the glow of the tube to be visible at all times.
The filament of the Nutube is powered by a DC to DC converter, which consumes less electric current and thus allows for a longer battery life than other vacuum tube equipped amplifiers. The design is so efficient that the HA-S can drive the Nutube with a line voltage of 26 V using only two A4 batteries., for a rich and authentic vacuum tube sound.
The HA-S has a special NFB (Negative Feedback) switch, that allows you to choose from a high fidelity clean and pristine sound, or a warmer, more harmonically rich sound as expected from a vacuum tube.
When the NFB switch is OFF, the harmonics present in the Nutube (triode tube) will be amplified to create a sound rich in harmonics, warmth and textures. When the NFB switch is ON, the distortion ratio and frequency characteristics will be modified, creating a really detailed and clean sound.
For further sound modification, we have included two OP amp options for the output: the premium audio oriented "MUSES01" and the industry-standard “NJM4580”, both from JRC. These can be easily replaced so even the most purist audiophiles will be able to customise and adapt the sound of their HA-S to their heart’s content.
For advanced users who want to customise their amplifier, even more, the circuit diagrams are readily available, making it really easy to change discrete components and make your own and unique headphone amp matching your desired tone and performance -, the possibilities are endless!
Nu:tekt HA-S: Nutube Headphone Amplifier Kit
Nu:tekt HA-S - Unboxing and Assembly Tutorial
- Vacuum Tube:
- Nutube 6P1
- INPUT/OUTPUT stereo minijack
- volume, internal NFB (Negative Feedback) switch
- Output impedance:
- 10Ω、recommended load：15Ω or more
- 2 alkaline AA batteries
- approx. 9 hours
- Dimensions (W x D x H):
- 111 × 65 × 29mm
- 110g（without batteries）
- Included items:
All new products are sold with a 3-year manufacturer warranty when bought direct from Korg UK.
Certified Refurbished products also come with a warranty, for more information find out more about our certified refurbished products.
We offer a 30-day returns period on all products purchased directly from Korg UK. More details can be found in our return policy.