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HeadAmp CFA3 Headphone Amp (Pre-Order Deposit)

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Pre-ordering is now open for our upcoming flagship planar and dynamic amplifier! We are accepting pre-orders with a fully refundable $200 deposit. We have not yet determined a final price for the CFA3, as we're still finalizing options and parts selection.

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Our re-imagined production of Kevin Gilmore's best solid state balanced headphone amp, the CFA3, is nearly ready for you! We've spent the last 2 years designing our CFA3 from the ground up with all-new surface mount circuit boards that are mixed with the best new old stock transistors famously found in Gilmore's designs. Plus, our innovative, compact chassis design is very desktop friendly.

This is THE headphone amp you will want to drive your HIFIMAN Susvara, Abyss AB-1266 or Dan Clark Expanse/Stealth to their FULL potential and beyond!

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Desktop Friendly - A Giant in Power, Not in Size

Unlike other designs of the CFA3, HeadAmp's version can easily be placed on a desktop due to it's compact size. Our CFA3 is designed to bring as much power as you'll ever need in a conveniently small footprint. Truly take advantage of the HIFIMAN Susvara's sound while working on your latest project or relax while effortlessly powering every detail of Focal's Utopia 2022 against a dead silent noise floor. Shown here next to our renowned GS-X mk2 desktop amplifier to give a sense of scale - there's no other dynamic/planar headphone amplifier out there like it!

HeadAmp CFA3 and HIFIMAN Susvara Unveiled

HeadAmp CFA3 Inside

What's Under the Hood

HeadAmp brings you the best sound by choosing the best components and testing our designs to the strictest standards. We started with the end in mind: the absolute best sound from the hardest to drive headphones. By building our CFA3 from the ground up, HeadAmp was able to focus on getting the full performance out of the best planar and dynamic headphones out there. From its specially-designed heat sink that ensures the most power available, to a custom volume control that allows you to fine-tune your listening experience, no compromises were made on this CFA3.



Inputs: 2x XLR balanced, 1x RCA stereo

Outputs: 4-pin XLR + TBD

Input Devices: 2NOS Toshiba matched pairs

Gain: TBD

Volume Control: 47 steps

Voltage Output: up to 80Vpp, balanced

Power Output: up to 15W/50-ohm balanced

THD: 0.001%

CFA3 with susvara unveiled

SPECS (cont.)


PSU Type: Linear, Golden Reference discrete regulation, at least +/-25VDC

Power Transformer: Toroidal, 120VA, 100-240VAC input

Power Consumption: at least 75W

Thermal Regulation: Passive Heatsink

Chassis: CNC machined anodized aluminum

Dimensions: 12x9x4.5"

Weight: 22lb


About HeadAmp

HeadAmp builds some of the world's best headphone amplifiers like our famous Blue Hawaii SE or our new compact GS-X mini. All of our solid state amps start with new-old-stock Japanese sand which are irreplaceable for discrete solid state designs.