There’s no need to accept limits when it comes to your audio pleasure. Why would you?
Denon is no stranger to firsts – they’ve had many in the company’s century-long history and quest for perfection. Every detail of a Denon product is crafted to maximise the entertainment experience, and their amps are no exception – they’re in a class of their own.
Take the PMA-1520AEs remodelled Advanced UHC-MOS single push-pull circuit for instance, or the twin transformers with leakage cancelling technology. These prove that Denon always finds ways to advance their famed two-channel products. The precision direct mechanical ground construction thoroughly suppresses vibration to minimise adverse influences on the output signal.
Then you have the power transformer, a major source of vibration, that has been “float” mounted using a variety of vibration-resistant materials and a radiator stabiliser. A chassis construction with independent blocks and the large high-grade volume potentiometer further suppress external noise and unwanted interferences between the parts.
NAD is another trailblazer in amps. These guys never overlook the most crucial of requirements. Whether it be low-noise circuits or precise volume control action, or even accurate channel balance, and proper input and output impedance characteristics, NAD does everything they can to get these things exactly right.
The C268 Power Amp is a popular choice. It’s remarkably affordable and features tech unmatched by other amps in its class. Designed for multiple stereo setups, the C268 can be used in a variety of scenarios, including traditional stacks with a preamplifier or for bi-amping your favourite loudspeakers. The NAD C268 is even bridgeable, seamlessly transforming its bountiful output from 80 x 2 to an outstanding 300 watts. Although the C268 may appear to be a straightforward power amplifier, this Classic Series amp is brimming with rich features that will improve your system.
As with every amp in the Classic Series, the guys at NAD have carefully thought through all the possible uses and strategically chosen the most essential of features. Thanks to selectable balanced inputs, the C268 is a natural mate for high-end preamps and processors. These inputs include a trim control useful for matching with other components, or for use in bi-amping speakers. A line out allows further addition of power on the same channel for extra speakers or subwoofers. On top of all this connectivity is a bridge switch that turns the C268 into an amazingly powerful monobloc amplifier.
The RA-1592 is the finest integrated amplifier yet in Rotel’s 55-year history of producing performance audio components. With a powerful 200 watt per channel Class AB amplifier using performance audio grade components, the RA-1592 can effortlessly drive large speaker systems. The impressive Rotel manufactured toroidal transformer is a key element in the power supply design, which also includes custom slit-foil storage capacitors and a dual-monoblock topology. All of this helps to ensure that the amplifier’s performance stands up to even the most complex music and real-world playback conditions.
There has never been a better time to be an audio lover. What’s available in the line of amplifiers today is any audiophiles dream.