ART HP-1 Personal Monitor

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Personal In-Ear Monitor Amplifier



The HP-1 is a belt-worn, battery-powered headphone amplifier that brings excellent performance to portable applications. With a locking 1/4”/ XLR Combo input jack, sturdy belt clip, and output volume control, it provides reliable performance both on and off the stage. The HP-1 provides a high output level when used with a variety of different headphones and is great for in-ear monitoring applications. Its long battery life will not leave you stranded. The HP-1 is packaged in a rugged extrusion, with heavy-duty jacks for years of reliable operation.

Get the very best out of your headphones with the HP-1!

Key Features

  • High Output Headphone Amplifier
  • Locking ¼”/XLR Combo Input Jack
  • Balanced Mono/ Unbalanced Stereo Switch
  • Variable Volume Control
  • Sturdy Belt Clip
  • Over 40hrs from 2 AA Batteries
  • 3.5mm Output Connector
  • Rugged Design

  1. The input Combo jack, for connections to a monitor mix as an example. Accepts both XLR and TRS 1⁄4″ jacks.
  2. The Volume knob controls the output level and will power down the HP-1, when turned fully counterclockwise.
  3. The green led will light when the power is on and acts as a battery indicator. Replace the batteries when red.
  4. The Headphone output has a 1/8” stereo jack.
  5. The Belt clip attaches to a belt or pant waistline for hands-free use.
  6. The Battery storage area button. Pressing the button and sliding the shell toward the headphone jack opens the compartment.
  7. The Battery storage section allows the unit to be powered by a pair of AA batteries. Please observe the correct polarity when inserting new batteries.
  8. The switch should be set to mono when you are using the HP-1 with a mixer’s aux send or any other mono source (near battery position) and set to stereo when you are connected to a headphone output or other stereo sources (near input connector).


Input Connections  Locking ¼”/XLR combo jack
Input Impedance  5K Ohms
Max Input level  +6.6dBu
Output Connections  3.5mm Jack (1/8”)
Gain  +9dB
THD  ≤ .02% @1kHz typ.
Max Output  105mW @ 0.1% THD
Typical run time  40 hrs. (Alkaline batteries)
Power Requirements  2 x AA batteries Included
Dimensions (HxWxD)  137 × 43 x 40.6 mm
Weight  230 g

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