Orchard Audio announce GaN audio power amplifier
Orchard Audio is introducing the Starkrimson Duo/Trio amplifier. The Duo (dual mono) configuration is a stereo amplifier. The Trio (triple mono) configuration is designed for driving the front three channels in a home theater, as well as for 2.1 systems.
This latest design explores the benefits of the latest gallium nitride (GaN) transistors, promising less harshness, cleaner highs, and better overall transparency and detail, plus irrelevant noise levels. The pulse-depth modulation (PDM) is performed completely in the analog domain before being amplified by the GaN power stages. Starkrimson amplifiers use Orchard Audio's proprietary DC-coupled, fully balanced dual feedback modulator, which allows the amplifier to be completely balanced from input to output, through the use of bridged GaN power stages.
The triple (or dual) mono design is packaged in an aluminum and steel chassis with high-end gold-plated binding posts and connectors.
• Fully balanced from input to output
• Power: 150WRMS (300WPEAK) per channel
• Extremely low noise and distortion
• 2-ohm capable
• Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR): 121dB (A-weighted, 22kHz BW)
• Frequency response: DC – 80kHz+
• Gain (balanced input): 16.8dB or 21.5dB