The Matrix HPA-2 offers very high performance for such a low price. It has excellent build quality from the chassis finish to the smooth operation of the volume knob and solid switches. Overall performance is warm and balanced with enough power for most dynamic headphones.
Available in either straight analogue or with a USB DAC.
The non-USB version features 2x analogue RCA inputs and 1x analogue RCA output on the rear with 1/4″ headphone out and input selection switch on the front of the unit.
The USB version includes 1x USB digital input, 1x analogue RCA input and 1x analogue output on the rear with 1/4″ headphone out and input selection on the front of the unit.