With its two 12AX7 valves, when used as a headphone amplifier, it produces the warm, soft yet precise sound that music-lovers appreciate so much. It manages the bridging as a preamplifier. Here it is an ideal addition to the SP-996 and SP-997 monos. Now there is a small, space-saving stereo unit for harmonious, open sounds
2020i Bookshelf / Wallmount Speaker What Hi-Fi? award winner; the medium sized 2020i bookshelf design exudes quality. The beautifully finished, low resonance cabinet encapsulates the new 25mm ferro-fluid cooled tweeter and precision engineered 125mm bass driver to produce a speaker with extended bass, an open mid-range, astonishing transient response and exceptional high frequency clarity. The 2000ST or 2000WB allow the 2020i to be stand or wall mounted.
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Under the leadership of Frank Blöhbaum, who is the developer of the Thorens electronics and the Auto-Bias control of the T.A.C. tube amplifiers, the circuit design was completely revised and improved. Thus, in the output stage section a phase reserve of 90° was reached by making various changes. This phase reserve provides a much better transient response to complex loads (loudspeakers).
Because the amplifier always works virtually during normal operation in state of the transient oscillation - Music represents transient pulses – the improvements can be heard elementary. Musicality and sound are much better than its predecessor. Even the most difficult loudspeakers can be powered easily. The amplifier always dominates the complex load (loudspeaker) without sounding strained.
The preamplifier section was fitted in the second stage with 6N1P tubes. The greater voltage level provides better signal stability. This results in a higher spectral purity of the signal which causes a further improvement in fine detail in the sound. Here, the tube-like musicality is maintained and an analytical coldness never comes in the sound. Another advantage of the improved circuit design is a greatly improved signal to noise ratio. It results in an excellent playback quality also on high efficiency speakers such as the Impulse series of Dynavox: Noise was once. Enjoy explosive live performance as a result of excellent dynamics.
New schematics, same power transistors as MAA1000, new power supply, more power, more music, more modern cosmetics. - X-A160 amplifier consists of a partioned ultra rigid chassis, providing effective shielding, which eliminates any risk of interference betwwen the different circuits of the device. - The use of "Audiophile" components is the warranty of a detailed and subtlety reproduction of your favourite music. - The high power of the power supply, combined with the « high current »power transistors (NJW0281G - NJW0302G) provides a powerful dynamic. - The X-A160 provides a power of 160 W per channel in class AB, a switch on the rear panel allows to deliver the first 45 W in Class A. Beyond this limit, the amplifier commutes automatically in Class AB.
The ‘Concept 20’ is a special loudspeaker which goes beyond anything that Q Acoustics has achieved before. It’s a beautifully styled product which we confidently believe provides a level of sonic performance previously thought impossible at its price point.
The Concept 20 loudspeaker cabinet incorporates ‘Gelcore Construction’TM In effect a ‘cabinet within a cabinet’, with a special resonancecancelling compound adhering between the inner and outer shells. This cabinet is both rigid and exhibits extremely low resonance. The latter is achieved through the resonance-cancelling compound absorbing the kinetic energy (movement) generated within the cabinet by the drive units, then dispersing it by converting it into heat.
This ‘Five Star’ ultra compact bookshelf speaker sets new standards for sonic performance in its class. Boasting class leading distortion levels, it is suitable for both hi-fi music and home cinema use and is an ideal match for the 2000Ci centre speaker and 2070Si subwoofer. The 2010i can also be stand or wall mounted, using the dedicated 2000ST stand or 2000WB wall bracket.
Description Designed with the true audiophile in mind, the MAP-800II has features and build quality typically found on much more expensive gear. An oversized toroidal transformer, balanced inputs, bi-wiring speaker terminals, bipolar output transistors and isolation spikes with protector pads, all wrapped in an ultra-rigid partitioned metal chassis with a thick solid metal faceplate. The result is an amplifier capable of driving even the most difficult loudspeakers, while reproducing all the subtle details and full dynamics of the music.