Who seriously resolves to rethink a matter, always has to start with the most difficult question of all. The question "Why?" Why do all conventional amplifiers have to battle with cross-zero distortions? Why are there no truly satisfying solutions to fight the contaminations of the public mains system? Why does one allow that electronic components resonate and thus distort the sound? And last but not least: Why do amplifiers all look alike? Questions which are still open and which served us as the starting point of likely one of the most ambitious projects in the history of amplification technologies: the XA PRE.
Technical data do not always allow statements on the sound effect. But they provide information about the care an amplifier has been developed with:
|DC-Flow audio circuit (patent pend.)||yes|
|Electronic volume control switch
|48 steps (1.5 dB each)|
|Single ended pure Class A output stage||yes|
|Primary DC-offset filter||-|
|Primary and secondary LC filter stage||-|
|Active electronic voltage regulation
|Input impedance||10 kOhm|
|Trigger (DC voltage)||2 x 12V output|
|Outer unibody aluminium chassis
|Inner unibody aluminium core||10.5 kg|
|Chassis||black powder coated|
|Upper and lower brackets||black or silver anodized|
|Handles||black or silver anodized|
|Command bar||black or silver anodized|
|Frontpanel||-black or silver anodized
-high gloss lacquer finish
|Width x Height x Depth||484.5 x 190.0 x 486.0 mm|
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The new XA amplifier gets an excellent review by Hi-FI & HI-VI Monthly magazine in Taiwan. Its innovative technology, build quality, price and most of all the sound is honored with a highly recommended BEST BUY certification.
Der XA Verstärker bekommt aufgrund der innovativen Technologie, Verarbeitungsqualität, Preis und insbesondere seinem Klang ein dicke BEST BUY Empfehlung.
A very comprehensive and detailled review by Mr. Wojciech Pacula is beeing published by famous SixMoons.com website.
Ein sehr ausführlicher Testbericht von Herrn Wojciech Pacula wurde in dem einflussreichen High End Audio Magazin SixMoon.com veröffentlicht.
Transparence and innovation, this is the header of a fantastic review by Haute Fidelite magazin in France. The XA amplifier becomes the new reference!
Transparenz and Innovation, das ist die Überschrift eines genialen Tests des Haute Fidelite Magazins aus Frankreich. Die XA Serie wird neue Referenz!
The current issue of Audiotechnique magazine in Hongkong features a very long cover story review of the XA amplfiier. Chief editor Lincoln Cheng is impressed.
Die XA serie ist die Titelstory der neuen Ausgabe des Audiotechnique Magazins in Hongkong. Chef Redakteur Lincoln Cheng ist begeistert.
20 categories! And 20 times a score of 100%. The XA amplifier gets an amazing test by Audio Art magazine in Taiwan.
20 Kategorien! Und 20 mal eine Bewertung von 100%. The XA Verstärker bekommt einen schlichtweg "Wahnsinns-Test" durch das Audio Art Magazin in Taiwan.
I think that the amazing presentation of reverberations, acoustic ambiance and so on, as these were shown in a very distinct, strong way are credited to remarkable selectivity offered by this device and its impressive resolution, too. Obviously Matthias managed to achieve a perfect balance between these two attributes, as there is clarity and depth to the sound and all that without it being super-detailed. (HIGH FIDELITY, Wojciech Pacuła, POLEN)
The first test review of the brand new XA series was published by the German FAZ magazine. Technology specialist Dr. Lignau was impressed: "With the XA series Avantgarde has rethought amplification technology from the very beginning. The knowhow and quality standards during developement and production are outstanding. The S-class among audio amplifiers." (FAZ, Dr. G. Lignau, GERMANY)
Avantgarde Acoustics Duo Grosso and XA Series amplficiation were honored with the BEST SOUND OF THE SHOW AWARD 2012 by the High Fidelity magazine, Poland.
Avantgarde Acoustic XA Series preamplifier was honored with the BEST PREAMPLIFIER OF THE YEAR AWARD 2012 by the 21hifi.com magazine, China. The nomination was being ...
'Good Design', the yearbook 2012 of the DDC (German Designer Club) spreads the message of design excellence. Avantgarde Acoustic's XA series is featured for its 'Excellence ...