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Dan D'Agostino Pendulum : un ampli intégré stéréo connecté "presque" pour tous !

Dan D'Agostino est une marque américaine connue pour ses créations dans le domaine de l'amplification Hifi totalement hors norme. À côté d'elle, Accuphase ou McIntosh pourraient passer pour des marques grand public. Aussi, le nouvel intégré stéréo Dan D'Agostino Pendulum, présenté à l'occasion du High End 2024 de Munich, semble presque abordable, même si son prix annoncé est de 15 000 $ aux États-Unis, ce qui devrait l'amener en Europe aux alentours de 20 000 €.

Ci-dessous le communiqué en anglais annonçant le produit ainsi que ses spécifications techniques :

Versatility, Elegance, and Exquisite Sound​

Designed to satisfy the exacting demands of music connoisseurs and audiophiles alike, the Pendulum Integrated Amplifier embodies the spirit of every component built by Dan D’Agostino Master Audio Systems. A masterpiece of audio engineering in a streamlined chassis, Pendulum blends cutting-edge technology with timeless elegance.

The Pendulum Integrated Amplifier Opens the Door to Every Music Lover

Circuitry Excellence​

At the heart of the Pendulum Integrated Amplifier lies ingeniously re-engineered JFET input circuit topology, derived from the acclaimed Momentum C4 Preamplifier. This innovative technology upgrades the performance and precision of the entire platform, guaranteeing an immersive listening experience that transcends expectations from a component its size.

Exceptional Power Supply​

Driven by a custom toroidal transformer rated at 750VA and complemented by a nearly 25,000 μF capacitor bank, the Pendulum Integrated Amplifier delivers robust power output within a compact design. This advanced power supply ensures stable performance and minimizes distortion, allowing the amplifier to effortlessly drive challenging loudspeakers to their full potential.

Versatile Connectivity​

Seamless integration with a variety of audio sources is key to the Pendulum’s versatility. Analog connections include one single-ended input for turntable use and three balanced inputs, one with theater pass-through. Balanced preamplifier outputs allow for effortless integration of subwoofer(s), providing maximum flexibility to tailor your sound experience. Additionally, a moving-coil phono module accommodates turntable playback, catering to vinyl enthusiasts with exceptional performance.

Digital Capabilities​

The Pendulum Integrated Amplifier is equipped with a comprehensive suite of digital connections, ensuring seamless integration with modern audio sources and systems. Featuring optical and both RJ45 and Wi-Fi network connections, it offers unparalleled connectivity options. Notably, it is the first D’Agostino component to include an HDMI input with eARC functionality, simplifying integration into home entertainment systems.

Advanced Control​

With a Bluetooth-enabled remote control housed in Delrin® , the Pendulum Integrated Amplifier offers intuitive control over unit functions and settings. The remote’s ergonomic design and LCD screen mirror the information displayed on the component’s front panel.

Elegant Design​

Highlighting its aesthetic appeal, the Pendulum Integrated Amplifier features an LCD display inspired by Swiss watch design, offering real-time updates on unit status, functions, and metadata. This refined detail adds a touch of sophistication to any audio setup.

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