Milan, Italy's famous fashion city, hosts one of Europes biggest and oldest HiFi and AV exhibitions, the TOP AUDIO show (September 15-18). 2011 saw already the 24th edition of the event, and we are pleased to report that the interest, counted by the number of visitors, was as overwhelming as usual! Another good reason to employ TOP AUDIO for a premiere: the first public demo of our XA stereo power amplifier!
As a demo speaker system we decided for TRIO (in elegant Light Amber Bronze) and BASSHORN, thus illustrating the XA's ability to provide a perfect match even with our most demanding speakers.
One of the most asked questions was the power rating, and as the TRIO was easily capable of conveying the original volume and dynamics especially of live recordings, there was a lot of astonishment when we stated: "7 watts, in class-A!"
The XA amplifier on demo in Milan was still not from series production, as we keep facing delays with some crucial parts (mainly semiconductors). But its circuitry did use the actual parts which will be used in series, and thus clearly displayed the potential of the XA series' consequent and elaborate design.
On a side note: no less than 4 Cappuccinos a day (per person) were consumed, as the coffee is always a highlight of Milan... And the weather truly provided extremes: on the way to Milan, we crossed the Alps at 25°C and clear blue skies and, when we drove back home, at 0°C and a winter scenery (see pictures below).