$1,950 10% price rise 1/11/2021
This is a spectacular amplifier for anywhere the price and is a cosmetic match for the awesome R2.2CD range. Superior in performance to integrated and separate pre power amplifiers costing many times its cost. It has a new, cool running Class A power amplifier. It uses a tube preamp section for a smoother, more relaxing and lifelike performance. Lightning fast with surprising transparency and detail and extraordinary finish and build quality. It projects a huge, deep soundstage. It is ideal for pairing with a a100 for a 5.1 system and also with two, for a 7.1 system. That way your CD player plugs into the Reference 150 Linear and is not degraded by the mediocre performance of your Audio Visual Amplifier.
The remote control changes the inputs as well as the volume. The volume and input selected is shown on the front display.
When the Australian Editor of Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity was choosing a Reference Amplifier, he tested 6 local amplifiers before purchasing the best, a well known Pre/ Monoblock system for $12,500. But hearing the R150 a couple of weeks later, returned them and bought a R150. He had just finished a glowing review of the giant killers, but never submitted it. He said, "How could I submit that when they were so soundly beaten by something costing more than 6 times as much."
Power output: 120W +120W at 8 Ohms (Tests at 150W/ch)
Minimum load: 2ohms speakers can be connected.
Input Sources: 4 selectable inputs switched by gold plated relays
Input Terminals: Gold plated Phono/RCA unbalanced and gold plated XLR balanced
Output Terminals: One set of gold plated speaker terminals each channel
Line level Outputs: Gold plated Phono/RCA unbalanced pre out
Frequency response: Less than +/- 0.1 dB deviation 20Hz-80kHz
Phase response: Less than 2 degrees deviation 20Hz-80kHz
Signal-to-noise ratio: More than 100dB
Crosstalk: Less than -100dB
Distortion: Less than 0.04% @ 20W 80hms
Inter-modulation: Less than 0.01% (19kHz + 20kHz)
Damping factor: More than 800
Vacuum tube: Sovtek 6H30 x1
Remote Control: RC-5 compatible IR system 36kHz modulation
12cm x 43cm x 32cm (HxWxD), 18kg shipment weight.