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Audio Analogue Puccini Anniversary

Beschrijving / Description

The Audio Analogue Puccini Integrated Amplifier was first introduced 20 years ago and to celebrate this important event, an Anniversary edition has been produced.

The Audio Analogue Puccini Anniversary Integrated Amplifier is claimed to be one of the best amplifiers ever made. Whilst this may be a bold statement, this is a product that you really should put on your short list.

The Puccini Anniversary has been designed by Airtech Research & Development and features a genuine Zero Feedback design, reproducing music with solidity, expression and grace.

Taking a brief technical and functional description of the Puccini Anniversary, as well as what has been said above, the Audio Analogue Puccini Anniversary is very compact and well-sized, both externally and internally. The heavy metal chassis is closed frontally by a brushed aluminum panel with 14mm thickness and the main controls, in addition to the remote control, are entrusted to the recessed central knob which also has a push function for switching on and off, and the input selection. The shape and positioning of the knob have been designed this way as to have a front surface clean and as linear as possible. The knob activates an encoder that in turn communicates with the four digital high precision Analog Devices potentiometers (two per channel). The volume may vary by following one of four possible curves, selectable according to the sensitivity of the speakers. The indications, as for the volume level, as for the selected input, is thanks to the elegant white LEDs positioned behind the front panel. The brightness of these LEDs can be adjusted on two levels, or they can be switched off.

High-quality gold-plated RCA connectors with Teflon insulation have been used for the input sockets and are soldered directly to the input's board and activated via signal relays.

All stages of the amplifier are on separate boards. The printed circuit boards, have golden copper footprints with double thikness compared to standard PCBs in order to increase the electrical conductivity.

The circuitry is fully dual-mono. The transformer has a power of 700VA and together with the six pairs of ON-Semiconductor transistors (three per channel) allows the Audio Analogue Puccini Anniversary to reach an output power of 80W at 8Ohm impedance, which can reach up to over 300W at an impedance of 2Ohms, thus making the Puccini Anniversary an amplifier able to drive very well even very difficult loads. All internal wiring is done with pure solid 7N OCC copper conductors and together with the choice of military standards resistors, audiograde polypropylene capacitors, gold plated copper binding posts and a number of other solutions which, mainly Claudio Bertini, founder of Airtech and responsible for the sound fine-tuning reached after long test sessions carried out mainly in the listening room.

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Specificaties / Specifications

RCA inputs- 4
XLR inputs- 1
Input impedance- 47KOhm
Power on 8 Ohm load- 80W @ 1% THD + N
Power on 4 Ohm load- 160W @ 1% THD + N
Power on 2 Ohm load- 300W @ 1% THD + N
Sensitivity(8 Ohm output nominal power)- 490mVRMS
Frequency Response(Att. 0dB, -3dB band)- 80KHz
Output resistance(2 Ohm nominal power and 1kHz)- 0.17 Ohm
Input Noise(Band limits 0Hz-80kHz/A-weighted)- =30uV/=10uV
SNR- =110 dB
Standby power consumption(230VAC)- 0.7W
Dimensions(HxWxD)- 120x445x390 mm
Weight- 15.5 Kg

Staat van artikel

€ 3.990,00
15 Months old. Newprice 5500 Euro.