The A9’s sound is touted to have been refined at AIR Studios, the recording studio founded by legendary Beatles producer Sir George Martin.
What is obvious about the A9 is its immediate, fast and detailed sound. It is able to bring out high levels of detail and nuances from your music.
The A9 does not stumble over any sort of music you throw at it. Rock, classical or vocals, the amp presents it as is, warts and all. Bass is delivered with authority and always controlled, treble is detailed without being strident, and the midrange is generously precise with good presence.
The amp offers a generous amount of power and good dynamics, and should drive most speakers to loud volumes without much trouble.
Power output: 55 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)
Frequency response: 5Hz to 100kHz
Total harmonic distortion: 0.05%
mm & mc phono stage
usb in (for computer)
Input sensitivity: 0.3mV (MC), 2.8mV (MM), 200mV (line)
Signal to noise ratio: 70dB (MC), 80dB (MM), 103dB (line)
Output: 200mV (line)
Speaker load impedance: 4Ω (minimum)
Dimensions: 420 X 113 X 369mm
Weight: 10.8 kg
Accessories: remote control