Dayton Audio HTA100BT Hybrid Amplifier: Class D Tube Sound

The American company Dayton Audio released HTA100BT – a model of a full integrated amplifier with tube input stages (on two pairs of 6U1 and 6F2 that have already become almost classic for such models). At the output-a stereo window that gives class D 4-Ohm speakers 2×50 W. Hence the number “100” in the model name. And the abbreviation “BT”, of course, means the presence of Bluetooth (version 4.2).

In addition, the new product “understands” the digital input signal via optics and coax, as well as from the storage device via USB (MP3, WMA, WAV and APE formats are supported). To this, you should add a pair of switched analog RCA inputs. Inputs can be switched using one button. There is also a mono output to the subwoofer.

All this is enclosed in a black brushed aluminum housing with old-school arrow indicators on the front panel. There is also a large volume control knob and bass and treble controls. Inputs can be switched with a single click. The new product provides short-circuit protection — the manufacturer promised 0.5% distortion at the output. The Dayton Audio HTA100BT integrator with a five-year warranty has already gone on sale in the us market at a price of $210.

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