Solid-state amplification has taken the listener to ever more power and ever higher specification levels. This has led to many a solid-state amplifier
sounding increasingly unnatural and bleached.
The AM-77 Dual Mono Amplifier seeks to redress this: through a fusion of valve and solid-state, it is the only high-powered amplifier in the world that:
"Sounds like an exceptional Single-Ended Triode(SET) valve amplifier."
With a pure 180W per channel, the AM-77 uncannily boasts pure power with the ability to drive even the most difficult of loudspeakers with speed, rhythm and most important of all, life; each voice, instrument and performance sounding just like the real thing.
At the heart is a no compromise combination of zero negative feedback, pure Class A valve stages in the pre-amplification section coupled in the
power amplification section, with bipolar output devices in AMR’s proprietary “Class X: Jikoda” circuit.
The AM-77 is one of the very few amplifiers able to move the listener with a stirring and touching musical performance reminiscent of an exceptional SET valve amplifier does.
AM-77 Dual-Mono Amplifier
OptiGain® inherently outperforms all conventional types of volume controls to ensure that at low as well at high volumes, the dynamic range is virtually unhindered while preserving every bit of minuscule information in the signal. Also, incorporated is "Level Offset Matching" where different level input sources can be preset to the same level for the most enjoyable listening conditions.
OptiOperation® modes offer unrivalled functionality and flexibility. Whatever the requirements of the system, one or more AM-77s are more than capable of delivering what is needed at the optimum level of quality and can be seamlessly integrated into home theatre setups.
OptiProtect® protection circuitry reliably protects amplifier and speakers from conditions that might lead to damage without any sonic impact whatsoever when the protection circuitry is inactive.
OptiCool® offers exceptional cooling performance without the need for traditional resonant heatsinks which resonate as many tuning forks.
OptiPower® supply circuit is completely free of regulators from beginning to end. This is an essential pre-cursor for subsequent thermionic electron valve circuits operating with no negative feedback to attain the maximum sonic performance.
OptiMains® is truly one of a kind in that it will maintain the optimal voltage to internal circuits to ensure the best sonic performance (and longest tube life). This patent-pending circuit will automatically detect, monitor and adjust if necessary, the incoming voltage to ensure the correct voltage is always supplied to the relevant internal sub-sections.
OptiTrans®power supply transformers have been designed as advanced double C-Core types to sonically surpass even the impressive R-Core transformers used in many high-end components and comprehensively outclasses traditional EI and to roidal transformers used in many peer group products.
OptiSeal® is the galvanic sealing of functional sections in the transformer and includes the use of separate transformer windings to ensure that noise from one section does not contaminate adjacent sections in a full dual-mono audio circuit design.
OptiChassis® is based upon the "ratio aureum" design principle along with a pure copper inner chassis. The result is an unrivalled low resonance signature, optimised electrical and thermal properties.
OptiIsolate® supports were drawn from the far more exacting aerospace industry to provide maximum mechanical isolation of the solid aluminium chassis from unwanted vibrations and resonances.
AMR components use premium components chosen after extensive evaluation, lengthy and comprehensive listening tests. These include Ultra High Speed RF, military-grade design printed circuit boards, German-made premium film capacitors, AMR's own power supply polypropylene film Music Capacitors, low noise rectifiers and FEP Teflon insulated cable with silver-plate copper conductors for chassis wiring.
Information and specifications subject to change without notice.
Dual-Mono Amplifier Specifications
• 5 x RCA
• 1 x XLR Bal. shared with 1 RCA
• 1 X iPod® shared with 1 RCA
• 71dB – 0dB in 1dB steps + Mute
Input Sensitivity (IHF 2.83V Out)/Impedance:
• < 0.05V / >20KOhm
Power Output (IHF Dynamic Power):
• 270 watts per channel at 8 ohm
• 180 watts per channel at 8 ohm
• 0.5 ohm, 20-20,000 Hz
Frequency Response (-1dB):
• 10Hz - 50kHz
Signal-to-noise ratio 'A' weighted:
• Pre-Main amplifier mode
• Power amplifier mode
• Monoblock option
• Unlimited AM-77s may be synchronised
Thermionic Electron Valves
• 5687/6900 (NOS): amplification stage
• 1200VA Custom Double C Core
Power Supply Capacitance:
• 108,000uF per Channel
• Mains voltage: USA/Canada 120 V~, 60 Hz
• Mains voltage: Europe/U.K./Australia 230 V~, 50 Hz
• Mains voltage: Japan 100 V~, 50 - 60 Hz
• Mains voltage: General export model 100/120/230 V~, 50 - 60 Hz
•17.9in W by 6.2in H by 18.3in D
• 46cm W by 16cm H by 47cm D
• Amplifier: 75lbs / 34kg
• Shipped: 121lbs / 55kg
Information and specifications are subject to change without notice.