June will see the availability of the first digital amplifier from NAD. The Master Series M2 will be retailing for a suggested price of $4,999, and its development director says that it performs as well as, or better than, linear Class A or B amps at a Class D efficiency. The M2 features a 120dB dynamic range and 2 x 250 Watts into 4 or 8 Ohms.
Capable of an output of 150 Watts of power into 8 Ohms or 200 Watts into 4 Ohms per channel, the he P1 dual mono power amplifier features a Class A / B design which allows for stability and impedence load control as well as a -95dB (≤0.002%) or better distortion figure. It can be bi-amp and tri-amp configured through the included linking capabilities and the balanced phono and XLR inputs.
Two new integrated amplifiers and two CD players join the Azur hi-fi line from Cambridge Audio. The 550A (MSRP: $450) and 650A (MSRP: $550) integrated amps and the 550C (MSRP: $425) and 650C (MSRP: $500) CD players are EnergyStar approved and feature an outer redesign along with the inner revamp.
Densen has just unveiled its most powerful amplifier produced to date. Products specs include a power supply that uses an encapsulated toroidal transformer, the ability to run in Class A for the majority of normal listening power requirements because of recessed heatsinks and detailed volume adjustment made possible by Vishay resistors on the microprocessor-controlled attenuator.
Several new two channel audio products are being added to Rotel’s 15 Series: a CD player, an integrated amp, two power amplifiers and two preamplifiers. The RCD-1520 CD Player uses a sizable toroidal transformer to reduce hum and power supply "sag". The Wolfson DAC offers digital filtration and D/A conversion with this slot loading unit. It retails for $999.