Musical Fidelity's 1kW limited-edition Titan amplifier
New from British company Musical Fidelity is the Titan power amplifier, a 2x1000W design available in a limited edition of just 50 units. Selling for £19,999, it follows on from the kW amplifier of seven years back, which was also a limited-edition model.
The new amplifier is of a two-box construction, with an external power supply unit housing two 3kVA mains transformers.
Two years in development, the fully-balanced Titan is capable of delivering that 1kW per channel output into 8ohms, 2kWpc into 4ohms and just under 4kWpc into 2ohms - provided your mains supply is up to the job, that is!
The company claims extremely low distortion and noise for the amplifier - less than 0.01% distortion from 10Hz to 50kHz, and less than 1% distortion all the way up to 100Hz.
The signal to noise ratio is said to be 126dBA, giving the amp a huge dynamic range and a sound claimed to be rather like a hugely powerful Class A valve amp.
The casework uses a front panel machined from a solid billet of aluminium, and custom extrusions for the heatsinks and even the top panel, with no exposed screws visible.
The Titan will soon be joined by the Primo pure Class A preamp.