In Greek mythology, Atlas was the Titan who supported the heavens. So if you name something after him, it had better be rousing. Fortunately the Atlas amplifier has proved worthy of its name, attracting an impressive array of accolades. So how do you better that? With a crowning ‘Signature’ version.
California-based Aesthetix’ Atlas amplifier features an innovative hybrid design incorporating a bipolar output stage, bipolar driver stage and vacuum tube input gain stage. It still stands alone as the only hybrid amplifier with zero feedback, essential for maintaining harmonic integrity, air, space and coherence.
In the six years since the launch of the original Atlas, this big-hitter has earned an enviable reputation, described by reviewers at What Hi-Fi? Sound & Vision as “one of the finest pre/power amps that money can buy”, and by those at Stereophile as “one of the really great amplifiers”.
The new Atlas Stereo ‘Signature’ edition uses the same circuits as the standard Atlas Stereo, but here the circuits are crafted using only the highest quality parts available. In addition, high current output stage power supply capacitance is doubled, increasing bass drive and solidity….