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Manunta Classic Stereophonic Integrated Amplifier - Stereo integrated amplifier establishes the new Manunta Classic Line

The new Manunta Classic Stereophonic Integrated Amplifier is a stereo integrated amplifier that has been developed with the essence of music in mind, with solid features and, above all, a particularly appealing performance that will delight even audiophile music lovers.

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  • The new stereo integrated amplifier Manunta Classic Stereophonic Integrated Amplifier, which forms the Manunta Classic Line, comes from Italy.

Many people may not recognise the name Manunta, even though there is a well-known company behind it, namely M2Tech Srl. from Italy. M2Tech Srl. is regarded as an extremely innovative company that built up an impeccable reputation during the period when the IT world gradually began to merge with that of consumer electronics, when “computers” became part of the HiFi chain and high-quality D/A converters increasingly came into focus.

Behind M2Tech Srl. are two people in particular, namely the founders Nadia Marino and Fernando Marco Manunta, who, in addition to the Manunta by M2Tech brand as a product range with a particularly attractive price-performance ratio, are now also using the Manunta name for another new product series clearly designed as a designated High-end HiFi line, namely the Manunta Classic Line.

The new Manunta Classic Line – modern classics

The Italian manufacturer sees the solutions in the new Manunta Classic Line as a kind of modern classic, drawing on years of experience and combining traditional design with state-of-the-art analogue technology.

The new Manunta Classic Line will initially comprise two solutions, namely the Manunta Classic Stereophonic Integrated Amplifier, which now establishes the product line, followed by the Manunta Classic DAC/ Renderer, a D/A converter with the option of network integration.

Manunta Classic Stereophonic Integrated Amplifier – Everything you need…

With the market launch of the new Manunta Classic Stereophonic Integrated Amplifier, M2Tech Srl. is quite confident, speaking of a solution that offers everything you need to enjoy music at a high level, a solution that is ideally equipped to act as the central interface of a modern HiFi system.

Four high-level inputs are initially available here for a wide variety of sources, three of which are designed as unbalanced line ins in the form of pairs of RCA sockets, while one input is available for balanced sources in the form of XLR connections.

There is also a further pair of RCA sockets, which conceals a discrete phono preamp designed for both MM and MC cartridges. If desired, however, this input can also be used simply as a line in. MM or MC or Line In, this selection is made using a toggle switch.

The Manunta Classic Stereophonic Integrated Amplifier also offers a Pre Out and, in addition to the obligatory screw terminals for connecting speaker systems, there are also 12 V trigger connections at the rear and a 6.3 mm stereo jack for connecting headphones directly at the front.

Sophisticated circuitry

The Italian manufacturer emphasises the preamplifier of the new Manunta Classic Stereophonic Integrated Amplifier as a special feature, as it is said to be a particularly sophisticated circuit in a discrete design that controls the power amplifier, but also any externally integrated power amplifier if desired, in the best possible way. The volume is controlled by means of Alps RK27 potentiometers and the input selection via relays.

The power amplifier is designed to achieve a continuous output of twice 60 watts into 8 ohms or twice 100 watts into 4 ohms. The dynamic output is particularly exciting, however, as it is specified as twice 155 watts into 8 ohms and twice 242 watts into 4 ohms.

The basis for this is said to be a power supply unit that closely matches the power requirements of the music programme without having to invest unnecessarily in large transformers and capacitors. The Manunta Classic Stereophonic Integrated Amplifier was developed with the essence of music in mind, as the manufacturer literally puts it, its amplifier circuitry is designed to do justice to the dynamic behaviour of music, which consists of a series of short pulse peaks interrupted by longer pauses at medium level.

Control via WiFi

Of course, the new Manunta Classic Stereophonic Integrated Amplifier has all the controls on the front panel that you would expect from such a solution, as well as an infrared remote control.

What is interesting, however, is that the Manunta Classic Stereophonic Integrated Amplifier has a WiFi module that can be used for convenient control via a corresponding app for Apple iOS and Google Android. The Manunta Classic Stereophonic Integrated Amplifier has nothing to do with streaming…

With dimensions of 420 x 120 x 310 mm, the solid aluminium housing with brushed front weighs in at 16 kg.

Prices and availability

The new Manunta Classic Stereophonic Integrated Amplifier as the basis of the new Manunta Classic Line will celebrate its official premiere at the High-end 2024, but can already be ordered from audioNEXT GmbH. The recommended retail price is listed at € 4.760,-.

Getting to the point

With the Manunta Classic Line, M2Tech Srl. is launching a completely new product line that is designed as a designated High-end HiFi series. It starts with the new Manunta Classic Stereophonic Integrated Amplifier, a stereo integrated amplifier aimed at particularly discerning audiophile music lovers. As an outlook, the Italian company also reveals that the Manunta Classic DAC/ Renderer can be expected soon as a further solution in this product line.

PRODUCTManunta Classic Stereophonic Integrated Amplifier
Price€ 4.760,-
BrandM2Tech Srl.
ManufacturerM2Tech Srl.
DistributionaudioNEXT GmbH
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Michael Holzinger

Michael Holzinger, founder and editor-in-chief of HiFi BLOG and sempre-audio.at, has been working for years as a journalist in the fields of IT, photography, telecommunications and consumer electronics.

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