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A LINE OF AMPLIFIERS AND DIGITAL COMPONENTS DESIGNED AND BUILT WITH ONE GOAL IN MIND - CONSUMMATE MUSICALITY ...
AND A TRUE TESTIMONY OF THE DEDICATION AT AMR TO OFFER MAXIMUM FUNCTIONALITY AND UNIQUELY INSANE VALUE !
REDESIGNED MODELS EXPECTED IN 2022
THORSTEN LOESCH DESIGN - UNITED KINGDOM
DP-777 SE Digital to Analog Converter / Preamplifier
The DP-777 SE has the same, unparalleled DNA as every other AMR component; with extraordinary digital advancements never seen before in any converter:
Gemini Digital Engine (GDE) - Unlike any other converter, at the core of the Gemini Digital Engine, there is not one, but 2 distinct chipsets that define their generation; one latest generation High-Definition 32-Bit DAC to produce the best sound from HD recordings and one Classic Multibit 16-Bit NOS DAC to produce the best sound from CD. These two "non-identical twins" deliver the best of both worlds in a way that is simply unmatched. Further, the Gemini Digital Engine pushes these chipsets beyond what is thought possible. Using Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) and Digital Signal Processing (DSP) to handle the core digital duties, including the memory buffer and the signal processing, the outcome are two specially-commissioned DAC chipsets that perform well beyond the textbook.
"TLM" = Thorsten Loesch Magic !
Zero Jitter Mode - The Zero Jitter Mode utilises AMR's ingenious Global Master Timing (GMT)* and Intelligent Memory System (IMS) to totally eliminate jitter coming from the source. The Global Master Timing clock system intelligently actualises over 28 million different real-time clock frequencies to exactly match the dynamic input clock down to 0.001Hz (i.e. ~0.04ppm accuracy) of the source. With this new and completely jitterless clock coupled to the Intelligent Memory System (IMS), the GMT/IMS system lock out source jitter once and for all.
24/192kHz Asynchronous USB Input - The DP-777's 24/192kHz Asynchronous USB Audio Class 2.0 Input is a true asynchronous decoupling of the DAC system clock from the computer that is also fully future-proofed.
HD Valve Digital input (HD-VDi)* This is AMR's atypical brainchild of using a New Old Stock (NOS) 6N11 high-speed valve designed to operate into several 100Mhz to amplify and purify the high-definition SPDIF signal with zero feedback. Clearly visible on an oscilloscope, with HD-VDi, the signal changes from a blurred to clean and sharp SPDIF signal. Any deficiency in the incoming SPDIF is completely removed.
OptiValve Output Stage - Two NOS valves perform the left and right channel analogue amplification and output buffering duties using the same demanding approach as the CD-77/CD-777; where one half amplifies and the other half buffers without any negative feedback loop. No solid-state devices are present in the signal path.
High-End Pre-Amplifier - The DP-777's direct-coupled/buffered analogue pre-amplifier stage is capable of accepting two analogue sources in addition to the signal internal to the DP-777. The exceptionally precise 71-step resistor matrix-based Analogue Volume Control system delivers unmatched transparency. To attain the highest sound quality, no digital volume control is anywhere to be found.
MAP $ 5,495.00
"TLM" = Thorsten Loesch Magic !
CD - 777 Integrated CD Player
The CD-777 Compact Disk Processor upholds the AMR tradition of developing the most musically engaging components; by taking classic and modern audio approaches that are simple in concept, but challenging in execution. The CD-777 produces emotionally stirring music reminiscent of timeless, analogue replay. Exclusively using the Philips UDA1305AT Multibit chipset, a bespoke transport and premium quality valves, backed with cherry-picked components, the CD-777’s atypical approach surpasses digital source machines costing several times more.
With the same OptiSample® technology as the CD-77, most important of all, Digital Master I and Digital Master II which were developed by AMR and are exclusive to the CD-77 and CD-777, means they are two of only a handful of digital components able to play "bit perfect" audio. This means music, not hifi is the result because there is no artificial manipulation of the signal (so often found in almost all other machines).
Mainstream components usually see functionality compromised. With the CD-777, rather, functionality has been taken to the extreme. The CD-777 is the first type of what AMR’s refers to as a “music hub”. Using the absolute highest quality design and execution, the CD-777 is first, a high-end CD processor. Second, able to receive a digital signal in from a PC or transport either through USB or S/P-DIF without the usual increase in jitter, it can be used as an accomplished DAC. Third, able to send out a digital signal through S/P-DIF to an external DAC or computer, it can function as an exceptionally well-designed transport source.
Able to play compact disks and computer audio to the highest level, without compromise and future-proofed for many years to come, the CD-777 can only be an AMR.
MAP $ 4,995.00