Philosophy Behind the Harpocrates
In keeping with the Hephaestus Audio design philosophy (please see here and here), the Harpocrates is meticulously executed and all audible parameters are designed to be as smooth as possible. For example, components are placed to minimize interference, internal wiring is kept to an absolute minimum, and no connectors are used inside the amplifier – only solder. Frequency response, noise and distortion are all kept as smooth as possible across all operating ranges – from the threshold of hearing to the threshold of pain. The reason for taking pains to do this is that our brain is wired to be hypersensitive to change, much more so than to absolute value. The nature of our hearing is taken into account with the Harpocrates in order to give you the most engaging musical experience that your system is capable of.
More Detail on the Harpocrates
Through the use of carefully selected components, optimum PC board layout, low noise grounding techniques, and excellent shielding the Harpocrates is capable of achieving a noise floor not generally seen in audiophile amplifiers – including the best linear amplifiers. Different theories abound as to the importance of distortion, however there is no disagreement that a lower noise floor results in greater perceivable detail and an improved listening experience.
|Benefits and Features||Technical Specifications|
|Ultra-compact: Small package with big sound||1000 Wrms into 4Ω / 600 Wrms into 8Ω|
|High-power: Physical and emotional impact||20 Hz – 20 kHz +0.0/-0.5 dB (any load)|
|Efficient: Fill the room with sound, not heat||124 dB dynamic range (unweighted)|
|Revealing: Extremely high resolution design||40 uVrms noise floor (unweighted)|
|Reliable: Spend time listening, not worrying||26 dB gain / 10 kΩ input impedance|
|Natural: Works with, not against, your hearing||9.0” x 6.75” x 2.25” / 3.5 pounds each|
|Unique: Not a repackaged amplifier or supply||90 day return policy with 100% refund|
|Craftsmanship: Hand built by the designer||7 year parts and workmanship warranty|
How to Purchase the Harpocrates
You may purchase the Harpocrates online, direct from the factory. The price is $5900 per pair of monoblocks and includes shipping. Secure payment processing is handled via PayPal, but you do not need to have a PayPal account. You may pay as with any other online credit card transaction. Please remember that your amplifiers are hand built, so allow approximately two weeks for your order to ship. Are you ready to try the Hephaestus Audio sound? If so please click on the “Buy Now” button below to begin the journey that will forever change the way you enjoy your music.