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 NEW CONCEPT 40 LOUDSPEAKER
Q Acoustics introduces ‘Concept 40’, an elegant new floorstanding loudspeaker which sets new standards of sonic performance at its price.
Award-winning pedigree In common with the Concept 20, its award-winning little brother, the new Concept 40’s unparalleled soundstage and sheer
musicality is achieved by incorporating outstanding drive units into a lacquered, State-of-the-Art, ‘GelcoreTM Construction’, ultra-low
‘GelcoreTM Construction, specially developed for acoustic enclosures, is in effect a ‘cabinet within a cabinet’, separated by
a resonance absorbing compound. This enables the drive units to simply reproduce music, unencumbered by the level of cabinet
induced distortions found in conventional designs.
New circuits, improved schematics, more music, more modern cosmetics. - The X-Preamp regroups all the classical functions and technology of a High-End preamplifier. The numerous connections allow to link to different sources, Balanced and unbalanced inputs and outputs, MM phono input. - The X-Preamp provides a high-end D/A converter Burr Brown PCM 1796, 24 bits x 192 kHz for Coax, Optical and AES/EBU inputs, as an USB – XMOS input ( asynchronous – XMOS 24 bits x 192 kHz ) in order to obtain from your MAC or PC the better musical performance. Plug your computer to listen audio files, the internet radios as streaming websites in High Fidelity. - The X-Preamp provides a Tone Control as a balance. These circuits can be disconnected via a « Bypass ». - A remote control device delivered with the X-Preamp will make it easier to use..
The Q Acoustics Q-BT3 is a bookshelf Bluetooth stereo speaker set designed to deliver high fidelity reproduction of music, and high quality audio from a TV or set top box. The Q-BT3 is a result of careful development and winning heritage, designed in the UK by Q Acoustics.
Replaced... The most successful Vincent amplifier of all time
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.
Description An affordable integrated amplifier that blends European styling and audiophile-type construction. The MAP-101 represents remarkable value, placing the emphasis on sound quality and ease of use. Gold-plated inputs, WBT speaker terminals, a large toroidal transformer, high-end output transistors and even a very quiet phono stage, all wrapped in a metal chassis with a thick front metal faceplate. The MAP-101 has earned high praise from audiophiles on a budget, delivering excelllent dynamics and a superior stereo image.