Yamaha has unveiled the A-S1100 integrated amplifier, "the ideal centerpiece for a true audiophile Hi-Fi system that integrates exclusive technologies found in the company’s highly-acclaimed flagship A-S3000 and A-S2100 models," said the company.
The A-S1100 is equipped with a floating balance power design and MOSFET amplifier technology. Available in black or brushed silver, it sports piano black wood side panels and a metal front panel with machined aluminum control knobs.
More tech talk from the press release:
With its all-stage fully discrete construction, balanced transmission and low impedance design, the A-S1100 produces greater sonic vitality, providing a rich smoothness with reduced noise and eliminating signal transmission loss. With the large-capacity EI-core transformer, the power source is assisted to deliver bass reproduction that is strong and uplifting.
The A-S1100 incorporates a left-right symmetrical chassis design, where the power supply is in the center and the amplifier sections are at each end to achieve superior 2-channel stereo separation for greater detail. This integrated amp is built with exceptional mechanical rigidity and installation stability that provides high quality sound by minimizing any mechanical vibration.
The A-S1100 integrates perfectly with turntables through a built-in phono preamp that recreates the richness in sound with well-defined musicality when playing vinyl records with either MC or MM phono cartridges.
Yamaha has left no detail to chance; to ensure secure connections, the A-S1100 utilizes redesigned screw-type speaker terminals for uncompromised sound quality. The unit includes an attractive remote control that features an aluminum front panel similar to the amplifier with a simple, easy-to-understand button layout.
The A-S1100 will be available exclusively at authorized Yamaha dealers in early September for $2,999.95.