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HeadAmp Blue Hawaii Special Edition


The Blue Hawaii SE is the flagship HeadAmp product, and based on over a decade’s experience building electrostatic headphone amplifiers, it is designed not only to power the toughest headphone loads on the market, but to do so for a lifetime. No expense was spared in the design and build of the Blue Hawaii SE, and every amplifier is tested extensively throughout the build process, as well as before, and after an extensive burn-in process to ensure the best possible performance.

The Blue Hawaii SE is available with two volume control options. The first is a 24-level step attenuator, providing perfect channel matching at each possible volume level. For those who desire infinitely granular volume control, we offer the ALPS RK50 potentiometer, the highest-grade part of its’ kind, which gives you the freedom to set the volume just-so, without compromising sound quality.

There are also two options for feet on the Blue Hawaii SE. The precisely machined and finished aluminum spike feet match the accent color of the front panels ad tube rings, and are compatible with various audiophile isolation platforms. We also offer a set of rubber feet that offer different isolation characteristics, and a non-mar option for delicate surfaces.

Our Take

No other amplifier on the market can provide electrostatic headphones with the accuracy, drive, and control of the Blue Hawaii SE. When paired with the Stax SR-009 or SR-007, the headphones come alive with detail, transparency, and bass control unheard of with lesser amplifiers. With more power on tap than any other commercial electrostatic headphone amplifier, the Blue Hawaii SE can find a home in any audio system, and its’ clean, modern lines will always draw admiration.


TypeLow noise dual JFET input; 4x EL34/6CA7 vacuum tube output
Frequency Response5Hz-20KHz +/- 0.3dB
THD0.003% @ 1KHz/100VRMS
Gain54dB (500x)
Input Impedance50K ohm
Output Voltage1600V peak-to-peak
Line Voltage100V, 115/120V, 230/240V
Power Consumption180W


Inputs1 XLR, 2 RCA
Outputs2 Teflon Stax Pro Bias (580V) headphone jacks, 1 XLR/1 RCA loop output
Dimensions – Amplifier15.5in [394mm] W x 13.5in [343mm] D x 8.5in [216mm] H (with tubes installed)
Dimensions – Power Supply7.7in [195mm] W x 12.5in [317mm] D x 4.5in [114mm] H
Weight – Ampifier14lb [6.4Kg]
Weight – Power Supply17lb [7.7Kg]
Power Cable4ft [1.2m] (connects power supply to amplifier)

Blue Hawaii SE Manual

Blue Hawaii SE Bias Adjustment Video – YouTube


“If I had a pair of SR-009s of my own, the HeadAmp Blue Hawaii would be the amp for me.”

The Absolute Sound

“In the Blue Hawaii SE, HeadAmp has produced an amp for the Stax SR-009 that does the important things right and gets our vote as the most musical headphone/amp combination we’ve yet heard.”

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