- The new Electrocompaniet AW 300 M Power Amplifier from Electrocompaniet A/S is a mono power amplifier.
High-end hi-fi manufacturer Electrocompaniet A/S describes the latest addition to its Norwegian line-up, the Electrocompaniet AW 300 M Power Amplifier, as an innovative power amplifier. The company refers to this as an innovative power amplifier, which can be regarded as the little brother of the Electrocompaniet AW 800 M Power Amplifier presented at the beginning of this year.
Not a bad reference, after all, the said Electrocompaniet AW 800 M Power Amplifier is considered the current flagship of the Norwegians, with which new sound dimensions are to be achieved by pushing the legendary circuit design of Electrocompaniet A/S to the technical extreme.
Electrocompaniet AW 300 M Power Amplifier – The genes of the flagship, only half the size
To exaggerate, one could say that the new Electrocompaniet AW 300 M Power Amplifier has the same outstanding sound quality as the flagship, but with less power, which should not be a problem for the majority of hi-fi enthusiasts, because the new Electrocompaniet AW 300 M Power Amplifier is also quite powerful. Especially since it is a solution that is considerably more compact than the flagship of the Norwegians.
Designed from the ground up as a pure mono power amplifier
We have already noted that the new Electrocompaniet AW 300 M Power Amplifier is based on the Electrocompaniet AW 800 M Power Amplifier, which was designed as a pure mono amplifier from the very beginning. We have also mentioned that Electrocompaniet A/S refers to the flagship amplifier as a particularly innovative amplifier, and the same applies to its little brother.
First and foremost, the Electrocompaniet AW 800 M Power Amplifier and the Electrocompaniet AW 300 M Power Amplifier are characterised by a particularly efficient amplifier system. The new model delivers 300 watts to loudspeaker systems with an impedance of 8 ohms, an impressive 600 watts at 4 ohms and a remarkable 1,000 watts at 2 ohms, as the data sheet reveals.
A very important feature in this context is, of course, the power supply unit, which has a very generous mains filtering of 110,000 uF… DC and RF noise are effectively filtered, as the manufacturer emphasises, and with an 800 VA toroidal transformer, sufficient power reserves are available.
Other key features of the circuit design include that it is a direct-coupled open-loop, high-bandwidth topology concept, further enhanced by high slew rate and very high bandwidth amplifier stages, the manufacturer details. All this results in an impressively musical performance that users get here in a thoroughly compact form compared to its big brother.
Performance in a compact form
The new Electrocompaniet AW 300 M Power Amplifier measures just 212 mm in width, 292 mm in height and 488 mm in depth, so it is actually about half the size of the Electrocompaniet AW 800 M Power Amplifier. The amplifier rests on Soundcare Superspikes, which are designed to provide the best possible decoupling.
Elegant appearance – new design of the Classic Series
Normally, power amplifiers are not known for their outstanding design, but Electrocompaniet A/S does everything in its power to achieve the most elegant solution possible. The Electrocompaniet AW 300 M Power Amplifier is presented in the familiar design of the Electrocompaniet Classic Series, but it has been given a modern facelift that we think deserves praise.
Prices and availability
The new Electrocompaniet AW 300 M Power Amplifier should be available in specialist shops within the next few days. The recommended retail price is € 27.000,-, which is already valid for the pair.
Getting to the point
The new Electrocompaniet AW 300 M Power Amplifier is designed to offer the outstanding musical sound character of the Electrocompaniet AW 800 M Power Amplifier in a much more compact form. The Norwegian high-end hi-fi manufacturer Electrocompaniet A/S presents a new mono power amplifier, which is also significantly cheaper than the flagship, even if it has less power. In view of the fact that the flagship is a real power hog with 800 watts into 8 ohms, this is quickly put into perspective. The Electrocompaniet AW 300 M Power Amplifier delivers 300 watts into 8 ohms, so that most people are well equipped with it.
|PRODUCT||ELECTROCOMPANIET AW 300 M POWER AMPLIFIER|
|Price||€ 27.000,- per pair|
|More about this manufacturer at HIFI BLOG|
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