- If you combine the D'Agostino Momentum HD Preamplifier and the D'Agostino Momentum S250 MxV Amplifier, you get the new D'Agostino Momentum MxV Integrated Amplifier.
It is the perfect combination of two systems from the D’Agostino Momentum Series, namely the technologies of the D’Agostino Momentum HD Preamplifier and the concentrated power of the D’Agostino Momentum S250 MxV Amplifier, is how D’Agostino Master Audio Systems LLC. describes the new D’Agostino Momentum MxV Integrated Amplifier stereo integrated amplifier.
The renowned US high-end hi-fi manufacturer is convinced that the D’Agostino Momentum MxV Integrated Amplifier is the best stereo integrated amplifier it has ever developed. Advanced technology paired with superior performance is presented here in an elegant design and particularly compact form.
We were able to get our first impressions of the D’Agostino Momentum MxV Integrated Amplifier back in winter 2022 when we were invited by Mansour Mamaghani, Managing Director of Audio Reference GmbH, to visit D’Agostino Master Audio Systems LLC. in the USA, but that’s just a side note.
D’Agostino Momentum MxV Integrated Amplifier – Two become one…
Admittedly, when we talk about a particularly compact form, this should of course be seen in relative terms, as we are dealing with a solution that is not at all restrained at 46.4 x 24.1 x 45.2 cm and thus weighs an impressive 50.8 kg. And even if we are dealing with a system that ultimately consists of two components – more on this in a moment – the D’Agostino Momentum MxV Integrated Amplifier is of course much more compact than the combination consisting of the D’Agostino Momentum HD Preamplifier and the matching power amplifier, for example in the form of the D’Agostino Momentum S250 MxV Amplifier.
However, the new stereo integrated amplifier should benefit directly from their development, as D’Agostino Master Audio Systems LLC. emphasises, whereby an integrated solution can clearly appeal to more users, so that the new D’Agostino Momentum MxV Integrated Amplifier plays a very important role in the D’Agostino Momentum Series.
Modular design – optional phono module and digital streaming module
It is particularly emphasised that the new D’Agostino Momentum MxV Integrated Amplifier is a modular design, starting, as already indicated, with a power supply unit that has been relocated to a second housing.
A special audio chassis and a separate power supply unit are used, whereby these two are connected by a special mechanism and a gold-plated 30 amp plug is used to avoid the usual external cabling. This achieves particularly good shielding, but at the same time avoids the additional expense normally associated with external power supply units.
The D’Agostino Momentum MxV Integrated Amplifier is based on an extremely quiet 2,000 VA linear transformer and a capacitor bank with 60,000ⲙF, so that an output power of twice 250 watts into 8 ohms, twice 500 watts into 4 ohms and even twice 1,000 watts into 2 ohms can be achieved, as D’Agostino Master Audio Systems LLC. states. The power supply is designed to effectively eliminate RF interference and DC components, ensuring that the amplifier always operates under optimum conditions.
The preamplifier utilises technologies developed for the D’Agostino Momentum HD Preamplifier, again drawing on experience gained from the development of the D’Agostino Relentless Series.
To illustrate this, the manufacturer states that the preamplifier section alone uses six individual circuit boards for the right and left channels to realise the input section, the volume control and the output section.
Optional phono preamplifier, optional digital streaming module with DAC
D’Agostino Master Audio Systems LLC. explains that an optional phono module and an optional digital streaming module are also available.
The digital extension offers connection options for a wide variety of sources, in addition to a USB-A port for direct connection to a PC or Mac, S/PDIF coaxial and S/PDIF optical are available here, and the system can be integrated into the network via an RJ45 Ethernet interface as well as via WiFi, so that streaming is also possible. A special D’Agostino DSM app for Apple iOS provides access to TIDAL, Qobuz and other services. The signal processing allows data in Linear PCM with up to 24 bit and 192 kHz as well as DSD up to DSD256 and content encoded in lossy MQA is also supported.
The optional phono module is designed for drives equipped with MC cartridge systems, with a gain of 60 dB and a choice of input resistance between 100 Ohm and 47 kOhm.
The D’Agostino Momentum MxV Integrated Amplifier comes from the factory with three balanced XLR inputs and one unbalanced input with RCA sockets. There is also a pre-out with XLR sockets, a headphone connection directly on the front and an RS232 interface.
Solid, gold-plated screw terminals are provided for connecting the speaker systems.
Prices and availability
The new D’Agostino Momentum MxV Integrated Amplifier will soon be available from specialist retailers in a choice of silver or black. In both cases, copper elements provide an attractive contrast. The recommended retail price for the local market is not yet available.
Getting to the point
It is the best stereo integrated amplifier that has been developed to date, is how the US high-end hi-fi manufacturer D’Agostino Master Audio Systems LLC. euphorically describes the new D’Agostino Momentum MxV Integrated Amplifier. The outstanding technological features of the D’Agostino Momentum HD Preamplifier have been combined with the impressive performance potential of the D’Agostino Momentum S250 MxV Amplifier to create a solution that guarantees a rich, dynamic and simply thrilling performance, regardless of the music genre.
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