KAEI TAP-1s

Portable Desktop Full Balanced Headphone Tube Amp

    Portable&Desktop Dual Modes
    3.5mm/4.4mm Balanced Input and Output
    Air Bag Shock Absorption Technology
    Up to 4900MW Output Power, Perfect for Headphone
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$299.00 USD
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KAEI TAP-1s Amp

The key parts of the TAP-1s headphone amplifier are all tuned with HIFI components. Non-inductive resistors for American RA, resistors for Vishay, resistors for Philips, capacitors for WIMA, and other components for Omron, Philips, Siemens, etc. Two flagship operational amplifiers, MUSES02. With op amp seat, you can also replace dual op amp. Two 4-layer PCB boards are used inside. The headphone amplifier and the power supply are separated from each other to effectively reduce the interference of the power supply on the same board

Portable&Desktop Dual Modes Balanced Headphone Tube Amp

TAP-1s is a high-end headphone amplifier specially designed for audiophiles. It is equipped with a tube off switch function, which can be selected in two tones of normal mode and tube mode. With two flagship op amps MUSES 02, players can also achieve different timbres by changing different op amps. In Portable mode(battery mode) it can work up to 10 hours while in Desktop mode(Used with an independent linear power supply), it can form a standard desktop amp

Portable mode: In its battery mode, it can last about 10 hours. The battery capacity is about 5000mah, can support ordinary USB or power bank charging, and supports QC3.0, and PD protocols for fast charging.

Desktop mode: Used with an independent linear power supply, it can form a standard desktop amp. Power supply 4 sets of voltage output, external rectified and stabilized voltage directly supplied to the headphone amplifier, completely bypassing the power supply of the headphone amplifier. The dedicated aviation-grade six-core power cable realizes the power supply of the desktop-level op amp up to plus or minus 17V and the earphone discrete drive system, and the potential of this system is played out. If you use it at home or your earphones are difficult to driven, you can purchase the headphone amp.

3.5mm/4.4mm Balanced Input and Output

KAEI TAP-1s is designed with wide Input/output compatibility: 4.4mm balanced input→3.5 single-ended output, 4.4 balanced output or 3.5mm single-ended input → 3.5 single-ended output, 4.4 single-ended output

Air Bag Shock Absorption Technology

KAEI TAP-1s specifically chose four American low-power, long-life electronic tubes as tube preamp (tube can be turned off, dual tone selection). With exclusive Air bag shock absorption technology and exclusive electronic tube suspension air shock absorption technology, it can effectively reduce the microphone effect

Up to 4900MW Output Power, Perfect for Headphone

The output thrust of plug-in mode is up to 4900MW. Tube preamp+OP+ discrete post-stage desktop amplifier architecture can easily adapt to high and low impedance, can drive various headphones of 12-600Ω

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS
Audio input
3.5mm/4.4mm
Audio output
3.5mm/4.4mm
Frequency response
15HZ-100KHZ (±1db)
Signal-to-noise ratio
-129DB (turn off the tube)
Distortion
0.004< (1KHZ, 32Ω) (turn off the tube)
Gain
1.65 times
Recommended input level
>2V
Battery life
about 10 hours in battery mode (5000mah)
Rated power of linear power supply
7w
Power interface
USB TYPE-C (charging)
Recommended headphone impedance
12-600Ω
Recommended earphone sensitivity
less than 110DB
Product Dimension
14cm in length, 7.4cm in width and 2.9cm in height
Maximum Output Power (L+R)
Battery Mode (Portable Mode):

Balanced:
3000mw (16Ω)
2100mw (32Ω)
1100mw (100Ω)
450mw (300Ω)

Single-Ended:
1200mw (16Ω)
700mw (32Ω)
440mw (100Ω)
200mw (300Ω)

Desktop Mode:

Balanced :
4900mw (16Ω)
3200mw (32Ω)
2000mw (100Ω)
990mw (300Ω)

Single-Ended :
1980mw (16Ω)
1400mw (32Ω)
900mw (100Ω)
480mw (300Ω)
What’s in the Package?
- 1 x Set of Headphone Amp & Linear Power Supply
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Customer Reviews

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Frank
Great sound and very powerful

Drives all of my headphones and iems with ease.
Love the warmer sounding tubes.
Has replaced my smsl desktop as my go to amp

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Alston Maccow
KAEI TAP-1s

This a very is wonderful portable tube amp. I use it as a desk amp more than I do as a portable. This is my first tube amp ever and the sound is so great. No matter what headphones you use and iems you use it’s got a wonderful tone. I’ve not even had to use gain switch even using my HD6XX. I was a bit worried buying this amp but I’m really glad I did. I’ve now going to change most of my system and upgrade to another tube amp and this is because I like the sound of this amp

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Last updated: 9 September 2022

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