Amplifier

Multifunctional Simplicity

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An ideal home would have four functionally different audio systems:

• A dedicated projection based home theatre.
• A high-performance two-channel system for pure music listening.
• A discrete distributed multi-room audio system.
• A sheer fun high volume entertainment system.

Typically space and budget exclude most of us from such a necessary indulgence. With this in mind, the full functionality of this featured system is remarkable.

• Home theatre in an open space.
• Front speakers provide a convincing wide musical sound stage.
• The amplifier which drives the home theatre also powers and controls 
    music in the kitchen and patio independently. 
• Klipsch speakers are highly efficient so can play a respectable volume


Rotel RB1552 – Power Amplifier

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R25 190

Rotel audio components slot perfectly into the gap between entry-level real Hi-Fi and high-end audio. The Rotel RB1552 perfectly exemplifies this. An exceptionally well-designed amplifier that delivers a musical 120W x2.  It’s the perfect upgrade from an integrated stereo amplifier or an addition to an AV amplifier that has pre-outs to drive your front speakers. Highly recommended.


Conrad-Johnson Classic 120SE Tube Power Amplifier

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Specifications alone can only give an objective insight into how an audio component may perform. Only subjective listening can reveal how truly special some components are. In the case of Conrad-Johnson – “It just sounds right!” The Classic 120SE valve amplifier delivers 120W of pure pitch-perfect musicality beyond reproach.  

A very special amplifier.


Klipsch Forte III Speakers

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The Klipsch Forte III was initially released in 1985 and quickly established itself as one of Klipsch’s most popular speakers. So popular that requests from dealers and customers saw the reintroduction of it in 2017. The Forte III creates a massive sound from a relatively small footprint which it achieves with a 12-inch woofer, horn-loaded midrange and tweeter, and a rear 15-inch passive radiator. An Old School design and look with a fresh modern sound. It handles any genre of music, and at 99dB efficiency, a low powered tube amplifier can drive it to adequate volumes.


High-End Stereo and Home Theatre meet

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High-quality stereo music playback and home theatre are two very different experiences. Where budget and space allow, we recommend having both a dedicated cinema and a pure stereo listening music room. In this case, the client insisted on having both in the same space.

Mission accomplished.

At the centre of this very special system is a pair of Magico S7s, a speaker which can deliver true high-end music and with three 10inch woofers can deal with the dynamics of a movie soundtrack. These are driven by 400W Constellation monoblock amplifiers. Two JL Audio subwoofers are in place, one for the LFE of a movie soundtrack and the other to supplement the two front speakers. Four overhead speakers, four surround speakers, laser projection and acoustic treatment round things off. An absolute system which is a true treat to experience.


Technical Hi-Fi Term: Bi-Amplification

Technical Hi-Fi Term: Bi-Amplification 1024 576 Audio Excellence

In a bi-amplified speaker system, two separate frequency bandwidths are powered by independent amplifiers. e.g. tweeter and midrange drivers are powered by one channel in an amplifier and the bass driver by another. This typically translates to a more coherent sound as there is no muddling of bass and top frequencies in the amplifier.

The pictures show a KEF R series speaker bi-amplified by a Yamaha AV receiver. 


Yamaha RX V485 Home Theatre Amplifier

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R10 980

Quite possibly the best entry-level AV amplifier currently available. For a small to medium-sized room which can only accommodate a 5.1 system, the Yamaha RX V485 will be up to the task. Full feature set including all major music streaming services, smart device control, and latest HDMI switching. Tremendous value and performance. 

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Cool Stereo

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A very cool stereo system from our installation archive featuring the awesome Klipsch RF7 driven by a NAD C375 amplifier and a beautifully restored Linn LP12 turntable.


High-End Musical Bliss

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A very special pure stereo system – Magico A3 speakers, Conrad-Johnson tube amplification throughout, Linn LP12 turntable, Lumin network player, Supra cabling, and Bluehorizon equipment stand. 


B&W CM Home Theatre System

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Recent Audio Excellence home theatre installation of B&W CM series speakers, Yamaha AV processor, 5 x 200W Rotel power amplifier, JL audio subwoofer, Isotek power conditioner, and Supra cables.

Client is thrilled with the results and couldn’t stop grinning during his favourite movie! (Clapton also rocked!)

Next stop: Bigger picture to make it a true home theatre. Watch this space