Norma HS-IPA1 integrated amplifier

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Norma Audio Electronics HS-IPA

It helped the timing to move to the same thing on vinyl of course, making this aspect of the production compulsively engaging and reminding me of just how good the Russell Ks are when it comes to subtleties of tempo when the amplifier is up to the job.

The Norma HS-IPA combines more functions than most in its compact frame, I don’t think that there are many alternatives that offer the same now that the majority concentrate on digital features. And not many of them have the sort of power that this does. In this light it’s ergonomic foibles can be forgiven, they are essentially a matter of familiarity really and that comes pretty quickly. Partnered with the right speaker this is a very capable and entertaining amplifier especially for those with a decent turntable and cartridge. 

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Type: Solid-state, 2-channel integrated amplifier with built-in DAC, phono stage, and headphone amplifier

Analogue inputs: One MM/MC phono input (via RCA jacks), two single-ended line-level inputs (via RCA jacks)

Digital inputs: Four S/PDIF (two coaxial, two optical), one USB port

Analogue outputs: One single-ended line-level (via RCA jacks)

Supported sample rates: 16-bit, 24-bit — 32kHz–192kHz

Input impedance: Not specified

Output impedance (preamp): N/A

Headphone Loads: 16–600 Ohms

Power Output: 75Wpc @ 8 Ohms, 150Wpc @ 4 Ohms

Bandwidth: Not specified

Distortion: Not specified

Signal to Noise Ratio: Not specified

Dimensions (H×W×D): 
135 × 212 × 364mm

Weight: 12kg

Price: £3,650

Manufacturer: Opal Electronics

URL: normaudio.com

Distributor: Hi-Fidelity Ltd

URL: hifidelityuk.co.uk

Tel: +44(0)7787 056723

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