According to a company press release, English hi-fi manufacturer Deltec Precision Audio (DPA) is introducing the DPA-CA1 stereo preamplifier and the DPA-MA1 mono power amplifier.
The release continues by saying that the DPA-CA1 was designed to be a minimalist preamp. To that end, the signal handling circuitry is as simple and direct as possible. It has six line level inputs and two sets of monitor inputs/outputs. Dual outputs are available in order to provide the option of bi-amping.
The release adds that the DPA-MA1 mono power amplifier delivers 60 watts @ 8 ohms and 120 watts @ 4 ohms using a Current Coupled Class A output stage, which the company claims offers “a ten fold improvement in distortion” and provides a warmer, more natural sound than other amps.
The release goes on to say that both amps use DPA’s DH-OA37 hybrid voltage amplifier. This circuit is smaller than conventional PCB layouts, allowing RF filtering and decoupling to occur closer to active components. The company claims that this helps to provide a smooth and sweet sound by reducing parasitic effects on circuit performance.
The release notes that the amps feature billet aluminum front panels that are hand painted and lacquered to achieve a mirror-like appearance.
Pricing: DPA-CA1: £2,300 (roughly $3,420), DPA-MA1: £2,200 (roughly $3270)
For more information, visit deltecprecisionaudio.com.