(Editorial note: Earlier this month the AVguide news desk received word from Parker, CO-based Aaudio Imports that the firm would be importing a series of “affordable, high-value” amplifiers and a new preamp from the German firm Aaron. Below, we provide the text of the Aaudio/Aaron press release, along with images of the products.).
Aaudio Imports Introduces Four Affordable?High-Value Amplifiers and Preamp by Aaron of Germany
Two-, Three- and Six-Channel Aaron Series Components Rise Above Their?Price Class with Dynamic Sound Delivering Precision, Nuance and Punch
PARKER, CO, July, 2010 — Aaudio Imports, a leading supplier of world class high-end audio products, introduces into the U.S. market a family of four exceptional high-value amplifiers and a preamplifier by Aaron of Germany, a company dedicated to the needs of serious music lovers.??Audio Imports’ Aaron Series includes the two-channel No. 1.a Integrated High-End Amplifier, the two- channel No. 3 Millennium Stereo High End Amplifier, the No. 33 Cineast Three-Channel High-End Amplifier, the XX Anniversary Integrated High-End Amplifier, and the No. 22 Cineast Multi- Channel High End Preamplifier.
The amplifiers and preamp all deliver extraordinary musical performance at a level that engages listeners with their accuracy and emotional impact. They extract from speakers a quality of sound that’s highly focused, dynamic and transparent, revealing music’s most subtle nuances. Powerful yet precise, their sound comes across as well-balanced and highly resolved, with both depth and scale. The company uses top components and hand machines the polished, brushed aluminum chassis in-house at its German manufacturing plant.
Affordably priced between $3,200 and $5,500, the Aaron Series amps and preamp possess incredible high-fidelity for their class. They are as good or better than comparably priced components, and compete favorably with components many times their cost.
Aaron Series components are also manufactured to conform to emerging new Green Market standards. All the components comply with the Restriction on Hazardous Substances (RoHS) directive, an international environmental initiative for reducing the use of lead, mercury, cadmium, hexavalent chromium, and flame-retarding polybrominated biphenyls and polybrominated diphenyl ether in electronic equipment.
No. 1.a Integrated Amplifier?
The No. 1.a Integrated High-End Amplifier is designed to exceed audiophiles’ highest expectations. Successor to Aaron’s legendary, long-running No. 1 Amplifier, the No. 1.a delivers 95 watts continuous power to each of two channels at 8 ohms, 160 watts at 4 ohms, and 250 watts at 2 ohms. The total harmonic distortion (THD) is an ultra low 0.0127 percent at 8 ohms.
The front panel includes an Input selector, a 64-step Volume dial with a Standby function, and a blue two-line LCD display. The rear panel includes six sets of gold-plated RCA inputs, a tape output, a processor loop, a preamp output that makes it possible to connect an additional amplifier for bi-amping, and a set of speaker connectors that accept spades, banana plugs or bare wire. An infrared remote control milled from a single block of aluminum is also supplied. The No. 1.a is available in brushed aluminum in Aaron silver or in a handsome night-black shade, with other colors available at an additional charge. The suggested price is $5,500 (US MSRP).
No. 3 Millennium Amplifier?
The No. 3 Millennium Stereo High-End Amplifier is designed for power, control and precision, delivering music with the impressive dynamics and the natural feel of a live concert. It helps speakers attain their optimal performance so that listeners enjoying the music of small ensembles, such as chamber and jazz quartets, or large orchestras and rock events, will find themselves transported into the actual experience.
The amplifier delivers 100 watts continuous power to each of two channels at 8 ohms, 180 watts at 4 ohms, 320 watts at 2 ohms, and 550 watts at 1 ohm. The THD is an ultra low 0.0087 percent at 8 ohms. The No. 3 Millennium is available in brushed aluminum in Aaron silver or in a handsome night-black shade, with other colors available at an additional charge. The suggested price is $3,950 (US MSRP).
No. 33 Cineast Amplifier?
The No. 33 Cineast Three-Channel High-End Amplifier makes movie music come alive with seemingly unlimited dynamics, and an impressively realistic natural feel that makes listeners’ hair stand on end. Designed for power, control and precision, the No. 33 Cineast’s perfect workmanship delivers a listening experience that makes movies unforgettable.
The amplifier delivers 100 watts continuous power to each of three channels at 8 ohms, 180 watts at 4 ohms, 320 watts at 2 ohms, and 550 watts at 1 ohm. The THD is an ultra low 0.0087 percent at 8 ohms. ?Connections include gold-plated RCA jacks for three input channels.
The No. 33 Cineast is available in brushed aluminum in Aaron silver or in a handsome night-black shade, with other colors available at an additional charge. The suggested price is $5,500 (US MSRP).
XX Anniversary Amplifier?
The XX Anniversary Integrated High-End Amplifier is a limited addition two-channel model designed to deliver powerful and precise playback of its owners’ favorite musical performances, exceeding its owners’ highest expectations. It includes connections for six devices, such as a CD player, tuner and recorder, as well as a pre-amp output for bi- amping.
The amplifier delivers 80 watts continuous power to each of two channels at 8 ohms, 140 watts at 4 ohms, 270 watts at 2 ohms, and 300 watts at 1 ohm. The THD is an ultra low 0.0014 percent at 8 ohms. The front panel includes an Input selector, a 64-step Volume dial with a Standby function, and a blue two-line LCD display. The rear panel includes gold-plated RCA line inputs for six devices, two binding post speaker outputs, and two- channel preamp outputs. An IR remote control is also supplied.
The XX Anniversary is available in brushed aluminum in Aaron silver or in a handsome night-black shade, with other colors available at an additional charge. The suggested price is $3,200 (US MSRP), plus $350 for the optional remote control.
No. 22 Cineast Preamplifier?
The No. 22 Cineast Multi-Channel High-End Preamplifier is a six- channel model designed to serve as the central control of a high-end stereo or surround sound music system, commanding the operation of up to eight devices, including a CD player, a tuner, a DVD player, surround sound equipment, and a recording device. A breath-taking work of technology and art, the No. 22 Cineast delivers tonal perfection for lovers of stereo sound as well as fans of multi-media experiences.
Features include a volume control that allows users to set the level to the exact decibel, a blue two-line LCD operating display embedded in a 10-mm thick aluminum front panel, and a high-grade IR remote control made from a block of milled aluminum. Connections include six sets of gold-plated RCA inputs and outputs.
The No. 22 Cineast perfectly complements Aaron’s No. 3 Millenium amplifier for stereo sound and No. 33 Cineast amplifier for the full pleasure of surround sound. The No. 22 is available in brushed aluminum in Aaron silver or in a handsome night-black shade, with other colors available at an additional charge. The suggested price is $3,900 (US MSRP).
About Aaudio Imports
Based in Parker, Colorado, Aaudio Imports is a leading supplier of truly world-class high-end audio products to top quality dealers. Its high-end manufacturers, selected from companies around the world, also stand out from the crowd, and include Aaron and Acapella in Germany, Audiotop in Switzerland, Bergmann Audio in Denmark, Einstein Audio Components in Germany, Isoclean Power in Hong Kong, Lindemann and Millenium Audio in Germany, Stage III concepts in the U.S., Weishi Precision in Taiwan, and Ypsilon Electronics in Greece. Aaudio Imports dealers are true music lovers, selected for their product knowledge, listening skills, and desire to seek out only the best for their customers. For further technical information, visit Aaudio Imports’ Web site at www.aaudioimports.com.
Aaron is a highly respected designer and manufacturer of amplifiers and other hi-fidelity devices dedicated to perfectly reproducing musical performances and meeting the highest demands of serious music-lovers. Founded in 1986, the company is based in Germany with production centered in the Netherlands. Its initial amplifiers bore the Neumann Audiotechnik brand, which was changed to Aaron in 1989, with the start of a new production line. Aaron amplifiers are tonally perfect, technical works of art with advanced technology and exceptional finishing. They invariably enrich the leisure time of their users. For further technical information, visit http://aaron.hifi.net.