UPDATED APURNA PRELUDE AT HEM STOCKHOLM - MORE POWER AND DAC
The Apurna Prelude stereo amplifiers have received a power upgrade as well as the introduction of an integrated DAC.
We first saw the Apurna Prelude at High-End Munich in its 2x 200 W RMS under 4-ohm load guise. Now the attractive stereo amp boasts 2x 300 W RMS at 4-ohms or 150 W at 8-ohms.
The Prelude remains available in Pure White, Silk Grey, Deep Black, Honey Yellow and Azure Blue.
Designed and built in France, Apurna's Prelude preserves the visual identity of the brand and is available in 2 versions: Power Amplifier and Integrated Amplifier.
If you fancy getting closer to the Integrated DAC version of Apurna Prelude, you can find it being debuted on Robert Grubstad’s stand at the HEM trade show in Stockholm February 16th to 17th 2019. The Carbone and Titanium monoblock amplifiers will also be in attendance.
- Power under 4-ohm: 2x 300 W RMS
- Power under 8-ohm: 2x 150 W RMS
Connections - BYPASS IN version
- 2 XLR Stereo input, with 1 in bypass mode
- 3 RCA Stereo input
Connections - PREAMP OUT version
- 1 XLR Stereo input
- 3 RCA Stereo input
- 1 XLR preamp Stereo output
SPEAKER OUTPUTS: 4 WBT-0763 terminals with gold plating
FINISH: Painted (5 colours, in Matt, Satin, Gloss or Metallic finish)
OPTIC: Acrylic glass
FEET AND OPTIC BEZEL: Anodised Aluminium
Dimensions: 400 x 400 x 230 mm
Weight (For a standard amplifier): 37 Kg
- DAC: Chip ES9038Q2M (SABRE HIFI)
- DHT + N: < 0.0003% (1KHz - 1W)
- Noise-to-signal ratio : > 120dB (10Hz~20KHz)
- Frequency response: +/- 0.1dB (10Hz~20KHz)
- Reference Clock Jitter: < 3 ps
- x1 USB-B port - PCM Up to 768KHz / 32bits, DSD: Up to DSD256 (11.2 MHz)
- x1 RCA Digital socket - S/PDIF IN Up to 192KHz / 24bits
The DAC option is not yet available and is subject to technical modifications and will be an option in the stereo Prélude amplifier in the integrated amplifier version.
For more information, go to Apurna.
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