The audio amplifier is the engine of the audio system. It must provide the power to drive the loudspeaker motor. The amplifier has huge power gain: from micro-watts of input power to 100's of watts of output power the audio amplifier must do its job with ease and competence.
Key issues that must be addressed in a high performance audio amplifier are:
- Power supply design defines the performance limit of the amplifier, fully regulated power supplies provide the standard for fidelity.
- True balanced operation improves the signal fidelity under load.
- Balanced input insures that the large output/input power ratio does not corrupt the input signal fidelity.
- Low output stage impedance, especially at low frequencies, insures maximum control of the loudspeaker driver.
- Comprehensive protection circuit that is outside the signal path is critical to protecting both the amplifier and loudspeaker.
- A short, simple, signal path with a minimum of output devices leads to a better audio performance.
With REF1000s in your system it will sound like you are connected directly to the music source, the loudspeaker and amplifier effectively disappear in the large and compelling sonic picture. Fidelity and signal clarity is unmatched from the lowest audio frequencies through to the sweetest high frequencies. The utter mid-range clarity especially allows the music to communicate as never before.
Discover what this remarkable amplifier technology can do for your audio system.