For those who don’t know, the Musical Fidelity A1 is a piece of history. It was first produced in 1985, which amazed audio enthusiasts with its pure Class A electrical design.
But the design was not the only thing that made it such a big part of the HiFi history. The original model is also known for being widely compatible.
It worked perfectly with a ton of equipment, letting the users get an authentic taste of versatility. And let’s not forget to mention the sound performance.
Well, the new generation of Musical Fidelity A1 has just been announced. Even though it remains faithful to the original design, it boasts many improvements under the hood.
All these changes cater to modern musical requirements, making the A1 2023 a perfect pick as a proper integrated amplifier.
Regarding the electrical layout, the Musical Fidelity A1 2023 comes with fully symmetrical, discrete pure Class A technology. It can deliver 25 watts of power with an 8 Ohm load.
The integrated amplifier can also handle 25 Amps of maximum current output. While the 25 watts and Amps might seem low compared to some other amplifiers, the A1 has all it takes to drive more complex speakers.
It gains that capacity for being able to slide into Class B operation when there’s a need for more current draw. As mentioned earlier, the Musical Fidelity A1 2023 takes a lot of inspiration from the 1980s model.
But even with sticking to its roots, the design is relatively modern. Its aesthetics will make the integrated amplifier blend in pretty much every home theater setup.
Other than that, the Musical Fidelity A1 is a robust modern system with highly efficient dual-mono split-rail windings. There’re superior components inside, which enhance the overall stability and heat management.
In addition, you’ll find fully independent suppliers for the left and right channels. Thanks to that, the Musical Fidelity A1 2023 can handle power and stereo imaging better than most other integrated amplifiers.
That’s not all! Each power amplifier inside the A1 2023 has double the supply capacity of the original model. This increase in capacity ensures lower noise artifacts and ripple.
The connectivity of the Musical Fidelity A1 2023 is highly versatile too. It has RCA stereo inputs, variable and fixed-level outputs, and a high-quality built-in phono stage.
The phono input will enable you to hook it up with a turntable effortlessly. And the integrated amp’s low-noise design and the automatic impedance matching for the MC cartridge will make it a perfect solution for vinyl lovers.
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