Review: Phil Jones Audio Bighead Pro HA-2

PJB improved upon the innovative HA-1 to provide the best portable practice tool for bass players on the go.

Review: Phil Jones Audio Bighead Pro HA-2

PJB improved upon the innovative HA-1 to provide the best portable practice tool for bass players on the go.

When Phil Jones Bass introduced the revolutionary Bighead Pro HA-1 headphone amplifier in 2017, bass players flocked from all over to get their hands on one. From touring sidemen wandering the globe to up-and-coming bassists in tight living spaces, there was finally a simple solution to practicing and tracking bass that could literally fit in your front pocket. Thanks to the constantly innovating mind of Phil Jones, PJB has just released the second incarnation of the Bighead Pro, the new HA-2 model. Boasting a rounded, sleeker casing design and a lightweight, half-pound body, the external changes to the HA-2 are obvious upon sight. There’s also the addition of a ¼" line out jack so it can drive another amp or even an entire recording-studio signal chain. And because PBJ knows that fidelity is paramount to serious players, the new HA supports analog-to-digital conversion with up to 96kHz sampling and 24 bits of resolution (the HA-1 topped out at 48kHz at 16 bits), greatly improving i
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Jon D'Auria   By: Jon D'Auria

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