And we were worried that Denon were going to stop making things like this anymore. Carlton Audio Visual have this on display and demonstration through a full set of Monitor Audio Gold series loudspeakers. We took the opportunity to take some pictures of it's innards...
Elna grade capacitors are the industry standard in amplification associated devices. They are uniquely used herewith in a multi channel amp with processing and preamp in a single chassis. They are usually associated with no compromise stereo product.
All surround amplifiers should have massive sheilded toroidal power supplies like this. Magic the papillon spirit of electronics stuck his head in the photo to cast a blessing.
There is enough amperage stored in this device to activate an Iranian nuke.
When you have this reservoir of power supply available to an amp it not only does the velvet glove and iron hand to the loudspeakers but also keeps internal noise levels of the most delicate processing and signal retreival circuitry to the absolute minimum.
Nothing is left to chance in this amp ... it is designed to meet or exceed all the prevailing tech standards for theatre mutli channels.
The rear panel is something for scrutiny ... suddenly the five figure price tag apparent even before one has persuaded it to be photographed topless.
Magic approves of the simplicity of its operation .. left knob for input selection ... right knob for how loud .. and the screen tells you clearly what's actually playing.
This shows the classical symmetry and signal path minimisation layout of the best quality amplifiers since transistors were iterated in the high end in the seventies. Every circuit board is separated by function and represents a potential upgrade path. One suspects that one reason for this incarnation of the AVCA1 is that the HDMI manufaturing specification has settled down sufficiently for a production run to be justified. Please don't talk about 4K video anyone ...
Hand assembled surface mount components by Japanese craftpersons ... I believe they are in Fukishima province ... the worlds best per capita market for geiger counters.