Circumstance may have helped this amp become our favorite at this price, but its constant ability to impress with its fine detail retrieval and superb timing is the reason it's been able to hold on to our affections against good competition.

WHAT Hi-Fi

Technology

The output amplifier used in the Elicit-R was born after extensive research by our engineers to develop a low source Class A driver stage, based around a complementary pair of Darlington output transistors, forming an emulated Class A driver stage.

Features

The Elicit-R includes a high quality, built in, moving magnet phono stage designed to maximise the potential of your vinyl system. A simple switch on the rear panel allows the same input to be switched to a secondary set at line level. This input is specially configured to offer further isolation and reduce noise. This makes it ideally suited for connection of more sensitive products such as an external MM or MC phono stage.

If your system is not vinyl based, the same socket allows this line input to be used with any line level product (such as a CD player or DAC), ensuring maximised connectivity via the back panel. These features, coupled with Polypropylene capacitors throughout the signal path, improved power supplies and increased output power to 100 watts per channel, all housed in a brand new custom designed case, combine to give the best performance Elicit to date.


Power Output

  • 105 Watts per channel into 8
  • 127 Watts per channel into 6
  • 162 Watts per channel into 4
  • Input sensitivity for 105 Watts into 8
  • Line inputs (input 1 switch set to line) 1-5 and record - 196mV load 10K
  • Phono (input 1 switch set to phono) - 2mV Load 47K in parallel with 220pF
  • Direct input - 760mV Load 50K
  • Power amplifier gain - 31.6dB
  • Record output - 196mV for rated inputs
  • Pre-amplifier output - 760mV for rated inputs
  • Dimensions: W 432mm x D 325mm x H 82mm
  • Weight - 13kg 

Verdict

Circumstance may have helped this amp become our favorite at this price, but its constant ability to impress with its fine detail retrieval and superb timing is the reason it's been able to hold on to our affections against good competition.

It might be one of the more priciest amps, but one listen to it will show you why.


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