Roksan K2 Integrated Amplifer
K2 integrated is designed and refined to what would be expected of amplifiers classified as hi-end and costing twice its price. The new K2 sounds far more accurate, more delicate and even more powerful than its award winning predecessor the Kandy L.III.
True dynamics and musical capabilities of the K2 enhance the enjoyment and provide insight to all types of music. The sound stage and musicians have the realistic ‘sound’ and ‘air’ about them that is achieved by the highest class amplifiers around.
Thanks to its superior design and use of highest quality components, the K2 sets a new standard for true hi-end entry level amplification. The new K2 integrated benefits from totally revised amplifier internals. The mains transformer and amplifier’s 3 AC/DC circuitry are now separated and moved to two sides away from the pre and amplifier main circuits thus dramatically reducing noise interference. After rectification circuitry, the power supply layout, distribution and tracking to different sections of the amplifier have been optimised and internal wiring minimised to ensure all sections work at their best.
While most CD players are designed purely for CD playback, the award winning 8200CD has been created with flexibility firmly in mind. Their architecture is perhaps best described as a ʻDAC + CDʼ, rather than as a CD player in the traditional sense. The DAC (Digital-to-Analogue Converter) is the cornerstone of their design, which is why Audiolab has chosen the Sabre 32-bit audio DAC from ESS Technology to carry out D-to-A conversion.
The provision of digital inputs – optical, coaxial and USB – means the 8200CD can be used to deliver top-quality sound from all kinds of digital sources, including audio files from computers and other media devices. Thus, all music benefits from the superb sound quality produced by the playersʼ DAC and discrete Class A output stages.
Comprised of over 1700 components using precision SMT manufacturing on a 4 layer PCB, the Audiolab 8200CD is the most advanced electronic design in Audiolab’s impressive history.
The Spendor A5 offers exceptional performance in relation to its compact dimensions. New drive units based on technology developed for the recently launched Spendor SA1 ensure clear and natural mid-range and a beautifully open treble.
The new 15cm drive units have a magnesium alloy chassis to support the long throw motor system which helps to give these loudspeakers a remarkably big and powerful sound. The fluid cooled 22mm wide-surround tweeter completes the driver array. The linear flow reflex port system allows the A5 to be placed in relatively close proximity to rear walls with minimal interaction, and the structural spike support system provides solid clean bass response.