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Friday, 04 September 2015
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Simaudio 760A Power Amplifier Review

The 760A enjoys a virtually non existent noise floor, and this means amazingly long reverb decays, superb detail retrieval, and a wonderfully transparent and open midrange. It also takes total control of the speakers drivers which results in excellent bass articulation.

To put the 760A through all its paces, an XLR cable was used between the amp and Simaudio’s own Neo 380D DAC, using the built-in volume control. This pairing produced even more immediacy and, hard to believe it, even lower noise floor. Mark Knopfler’s new album, Tracker, recorded to analog and released as a 24/192 download, sounds as close to studio quality playback as one is probably going to experience in a domestic setting.  

SimAudio 760AErgonomically, the 760A is a dream. It runs surprisingly cool, even though it was powered on 24/7, as Simaudio recommends, for optimal performance. The connections around back are beautifully laid out, there is not a hint of mechanical noise either. During the review period, several visitors comment about how attractive the amp is, and compared the industrial design to a space ship! The pride of ownership accompanying a 760A purchase is definitely something to note, as many audiophiles demand such things in addition to superior sound.

Summing Up

For those looking for a neutral, open sounding, and immensely enjoyable amplifier,
the Simaudio 760A is a dream. It has enough power to drive just about any speaker in all but the most challenging rooms, and it is built to a standard most other manufacturers would envy.

The Simaudio 760A is reference quality all the way. Going up the Evolution line will get you more power, and allows you to enter the realm of mono blocks, but, at $8000, buyers will be getting a superbly engineered product that delivers mark-hitting, sonic goodness.


Simaudio 760A Power Amplifier: $8000

Review System 1

Server: SOtM Mini Server w/ battery power supply
DAC: Simaudio Neo 308D w/MiND streamer module, iFI Micro iDSD,
Tape Deck: Revox A77
Preamp: Coffman Labs G1-A, CIAudio PLC-1 MKII
Amplifier: Audio Research VS55, CLONES Audio 25p
Speaker: Thiel CS2.4, Bryston Mini T
Cables: Stager Sound, Acoustic Zen, Element Cable Red Storm (Digital AC), DH Labs Mirage USB
Accessories: Symposium Rollerblocks and Svelte Shelves, Shakti Stone, Audience Adept Response aR6 power conditioner, Salamander rack

Review System 2

CD Player: Marantz PM5004
Music Server: Simaudio MiND 180D
DAC: Bryston BDA-1
Integrated Amplifier: McIntosh MA6600
Tape Deck: Sony TC-350
Speaker: Harbeth Compact 7ES3
Cables: Stager Sound, Transparent,  DH Labs AES/EBU & Toslink,
Accessories:Cable Pro Noisetrapper, Sound Anchors Stands, Wiremold

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