Cermet potentiometers

Audial Model A uses cermet potentiometer as premium part. The reason is simple: cermet is sonically clearly superior to any other potentiometer type. Cermet potentiometers are still however relatively unknown, so more information follows.

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Model A volume control

Model A uses the low impedance shunt potentiometer. This article brings more details about this ultimate volume control.

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Model A, one year later: Power

The Model A shipped in 2015 can output up to 10 A current.

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Model A, one year later: Binding posts

Model A now sports copper plated copper binding posts. Here is why.

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Sweet spot of amplifier power

According to the common wisdom, relation between amplifiers’ power and their supposed sound quality may look like relation of equivalence. “The more the better.” The truth is, the best sound quality is associated to certain working conditions, which also implies certain power. Insisting on (often redundant) more power, actually can and does compromise sonic properties.

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Designing the ultimate monolithic amplifier

A sum up of more than decade of designing and living with chip based power amplifiers.

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Model A, the first appearance

The first Audial amplifier, Model A, is here. With power set to 25 W per channel (50 W option is also available), Model A is intended to drive medium and high efficiency speakers (86 dB / 1 W / 1 m and more). It is designed to bring the highest sonic performance, for modest price.

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Introducing the Model A

The first Audial amplifier release is near, and here is the preliminary information.

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Gainclone, where has it gone?

During the previous seven years Audial released six DACs, which established it as a “DAC specialist”. It happened like that, as one decade ago the digital source was generally most misunderstood and most missing part of audio chain. And in many ways Audial DACs moved the limits of digital sources. And now the time for Audial amplifier has come. In fact you will see two Audial amps soon.

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