Amplifier from a specific level of quality would have to sound more or less the same, has a certain logic. Instead however, this utopian “point of the vanishing difference” come closer, it seems with increasing effort to remove more of it.
- Audionet AMP
- Data sheet
Many decades of collected hearing test experience teach one thing above all: the HiFi devices are easier and that compromise, the diffuser their tonal characteristics, to commit them will seem less, and they are harder to pull off. But for the Audionet amp technical details speak.
Given the magnificent dimensioning the Monos is their protection circuit that will in time recognize in addition to DC also high frequency, overload, short circuits and temperature problems all the more welcome: that is manufactured in the United States for Audionet, of a 850-VA toroidal 47000µF capacitors filled want you rather do not explode.
“Much helps a lot” applies not only to the performance at the Mono amps, but also for the feedback – at this point the Audionet differ significantly from the amplifiers without over all correction loop built from the last book strictly. The distortion-reducing signal return from back at the output after right up front at the entrance which allows amplifier developers Bernd Sander but only a partial role in a cleverly nested control concept come to, which is known as “nested feedback”. Sander promises a particularly low, especially load-independent level of distortion to it – he assumes correctly that high-performance power amplifiers usually not be purchased to run on easy-care boxes for volume. In addition he has ensured with immense effort of circuit that each amplifier stage without control loop possible linear and of the subsequent stages is unaffected. The classic overall negative feedback resembles besides as a circuit a dented axe next to a laser scalpel – technically as sonically.
Finishing touches for the audiophile the developer sets aside the engineering diploma temporarily: much of what ultimately influences the amp in his character and rounds, isn’t in the schematic and would have no influence on the result in the most sophisticated simulation program. However, the effect can be easily heard about a piece of silver instead of copper wire between power socket and Board or even an esoteric rhodium-coated thermal fuse, according to Sander. Not worth it any skepticism – the things are so or so built. And decide whether the connection to the mains then with normal package insert licorice is carried out or using Audionet private “factory cable”, 375 euro cost 1.5 m length, can and should the customer himself.
In the direct Shoot-Out, the measure clearly weaker musical fidelity of her rival was superior precisely in terms of sound power. Belongs to the AMS-50, the Audionet Monos had subjectively slower, in the hesitant, bass rhythms at the same time but also more transparent. The earthy corporeal of the class-A British woman gave way to an almost essential meekness, which inspired classical music fans, rock’s friends and other Modernists, but lacked the barely experienced, physically direct kick over the German amps. Before you are now wondering why there is no amp at that price, which can do both perfectly: perfection belongs in a sense to the basic training for both amps. What we hear are no quality differences, but individual style.
Technical data and test results
|Dimensions:||per B: 21.5 x H: T: 19.0 x 50.0 cm|
|Weight:||22.0 kg each.|
|Amplifiers music signal automatic|
|Power amplifiers inputs unbalanced|
|Power amplifiers inputs balanced|
|Number of speaker connections||2|
|True sine wave power stereo 8 ohm / 4 ohm||217.0 W / 391.0 W|
|Music power 8 ohm / 4 ohm||223,0 W / 421,0 W|
|Damping factor 100 Hz / 10 kHz||0 / 0|
|Signal to noise ratio||111.0 dB(A)|
|Standby consumption||4.4 W|
|Very strong Monos with noble natural, transparent sound|
|Sound judgment||well over 125|
|tested in issue:||9 / 09|