|Arcam FMJ A38
The A38 design team was given a simple goal; to develop the best performing stereo amplifier Arcam had ever produced. Although a huge task, the team dug deep into the basic structure of amplifier design and the result was a remarkable improvement in fidelity.
An in-house research project yielded a wealth of information concerning the influences of thermal conditions on power amplifier performance. As a result the A38 features a number of new technologies which practically eliminate thermal modulation of audio signals and ensure truly dynamic and enthralling reproduction. New Sanken output devices and dramatically improved thermal coupling provide an extremely stable device temperature resulting in much improved linearity.
The massive torroid based power supply
delivers effortless power with a new low noise topology improving transient
response. A new pre-amplifier design, featuring hermetically sealed
reed relays from Arcams range topping C31 pre-amplifier;
deliver a wonderfully transparent signal to each power amplifier. Reed
relays offer extremely low contact resistance and virtually infinite
life span. An all new volume control (Burr Brown PGA2320) gives unprecedented
linearity and noise performance allowing fine details to be reproduced
in startling clarity.
A38 Integrated Amplifier Specifications:
* All new audiophile pre-amplifier design
with very low noise and distortion
Power amplifier features
* 105wpc continuous power output (8ohms,
both channels driven)
Power supply features
* Massive toroid mains transformer
* Supplied with CR90 system remote control