The tip of lockdown could also be simply across the nook, however in the event you’re craving some contact, Audiozen has you coated with its newest product: the Alchemy Embrace, an amp designed to hug you. Type of.
Primarily based on the foot of Mount Etna in Sicily, the boutique model has been making high-end amps since 2009 with the mantra ‘let your ears be your information’. The Embrace, a substitute for the corporate’s greatest promoting Alchemy ‘hybrid’ integrated amplifier, makes use of separate tube preamp and energy levels – a call the corporate describes as being derived from the isolation most individuals have skilled over the previous yr, with the hope that the amp will “embrace” each music and the listener.
Audiozen says its selection of parts is meticulous, with the preamp containing two NOS tubes, ClarityCap ESA sequence polypropylene capacitors and a transistor energy stage.
The ability provide part homes three toroidal transformers: a50 VA pair devoted to the preamplifier part and a bigger 300 VA unit related to the ability stage. On the entrance panel, the ability change has been labelled ‘hug energy’ and incorporates a stand-by setting to softly warmth the core of the tubes earlier than switching on.
The amount knob has been re-dubbed ‘hug depth’; the VU-meters are ‘hug meters’ (with the extent of backlighting managed by a ‘hug meters gentle’ dial), and when choosing between the 4 RCA stereo inputs, you need to use the amenably named ‘your selection’ change. However relaxation assured, it additionally comes with a distant.
The glossy aluminium entrance panel is contrasted by picket sides comprised of sustainable Asian doussié wooden and a clear perspex cowl on the highest letting you view all of the inside workings.
The Embrace is out there in black or silver and prices £2830 ($3890).