Onkyo A-9070 integrated stereo amplifier
New DIDRC (Dynamic Intermodulation Distortion Reduction Circuitry) dampens super high frequency distortion. Closed ground-loop circuits, HICC (High Instantaneous-Current Capability), and vibration-damping construction combine to produce a startlingly pure sound across a wide dynamic range. As every audiophile knows, good capacitors are a must and the unit’s four 15,000 µF capacitors keep plenty of power at the ready.
Some technical specs: 140 W/Ch at 4 Ω, 20 Hz–20 kHz, 0.05%, 2 Channels Driven; AWRAT (Advanced Wide Range Amplifier Technology); DIDRC (Dynamic Intermodulation Distortion Reduction Circuitry); Parallel Push-Pull Amplification Design with Three-Stage Inverted Darlington Circuitry; 192 kHz/24-Bit HD Audio Playback via Coaxial Inputs. Depending on how you want to integrate it into your hi-fi system, you can use it as an integrated amp, as a power amp, or as a pre-amp.
Efficient parallel push-pull amplification paired with three-stage inverted Darlington circuitry works at reducing distortion to almost nil. Separate Wolfson 192 kHz/24-bit DACs for both left and right channels improve performance. The unit is also equipped with 192 kHz/24-bit HD audio playback to handle modern formats. Four discrete amplifier modes—integrated amp, power amp, pre-amp, and split pre-amp/power amp—offer flexibility when integrating other hi-fi components.
Details like an independent headphone amplifier, a phonograph equalizer, three digital audio inputs, four analog inputs, and gold-plated audio terminals/speaker posts speak of the highest build quality. The superb craftsmanship, technological refinement, and attention to detail invested in the A-9070 make it worthy of serious consideration for those in the market for top-shelf hi-fi gear. ■
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