TA-A1ES Integrated Stereo Amplifier
High Resolution Audio
High-Resolution Audio takes your digital music to another level. By converting analog music to digital at a higher rate than CDs-24 bit/192 kHz, as opposed to the 16 bit/44.1 kHz rate of CDs-High-Resolution Audio delivers better-than-CD quality sound, so you get closer to the original studio master recording.
FET input buffer
The amplifier has been fitted with a FET input buffer and discrete circuit for the pre-amp. This reduces the effects of distortion while enhancing the sound quality of High-Resolution Audio.
Optimum gain volume control
We’ve combined the electronic volume with a discrete buffer amp – co-developed with Sony – to enhance the overall sound quality by reducing the gain error experienced by conventional amps.
The built-in smart BIAS system controls the amp’s BIAS based on the volume position. In doing so, the amp is able to utilize a field that experiences good transistor linearity without generating heat, so the sound quality always remains true.
Simplified power amp circuitry
By including fewer transistors and eliminating the emitter resistor and coil & capacitor needed in the amp’s final stage circuitry, we’ve reduced the distortion that affects the quality of your music. This means the amp can deliver a higher power output, so you can push up the volume and enjoy great, undistorted, High-Resolution Audio.
Make a secure connection
Poor component connections can have a significant impact on overall sound quality. The new screw-type terminals and deluxe quality shaved pin, 0.71 in pitch jack ensure a tight, secure fit between the amp and your components, reducing the chances of sound degradation.
To reflect the growing popularity of premium-quality headphones, this amp includes a specialized discrete amp with gain optimized to match headphone impedance.