HiFi Rose RA180 – Gallium Nitride Class AD Amplifier

The Korean company HiFi Rose has released the RA180 integrated amplifier, which is distinguished not only by its original design, but also by interesting technical solutions.

HiFi Rose RA180

The front panel of the device is made in a style that the company’s designers called “retro-industrial“, and which definitely shows similarities with the products of the Swiss Nagra. The amplifier is capable of developing serious power up to 800 watts in the AD (Advanced D) class. At the output, FET-transistors on gallium nitride are installed, which have a radically reduced switching time. Interestingly, the amplifier uses band-pass amplification for high and low frequencies, and even has a built-in active filter that operates in the range from 600 to 6000 Hz.

HiFi Rose RA180

As many as eight pairs of screw terminals are provided for connecting acoustic systems. On board there is also a universal phono stage for MM and MC heads.

HiFi Rose RA180 Rear Panel
HiFi Rose RA180 Rear Panel

The HiFi Rose RA180 Integrated Amplifier will be available in May for a retail price of £5,499.

HiFi Rose RA180 Specifications

  • Amplifier Output:
    4Ω 200Wx 4ch (800W)
    8Ω 200W x 4ch (800W)
    BTL Mode On 400W x 2ch (800W)
  • Input Sensitivity:
    Balance Input 2,000mV (* 200W x 4ch)
    Unbalance(Line1,2,3) Input 1,000mV (* 200W x 4ch)
    Phono(MM/MC) Input 5mV / 0.5mV (* 200W x 4ch)
  • Impedance Input:
    Balance Input 44kΩ
    Unbalance (Line1,2,3) Input 47kΩ
    Phono (MM/MC) Input 47kΩ
  • Bandwidth (OdBr+/-3dB/80)
    Speaker Output 10Hz ~ 100kHz (* 100W x 2ch)
    H/F Speaker Output 10Hz ~ 100kHz (* 100W x 2ch)
  • Frequency Respond:
    Speaker Output 10Hz ~ 100kHz (* 100W x 2ch)
    H/F Speaker Output 10Hz ~ 100kHz (* 100W x 2ch)
  • THD Measure:
    Balance & Unbalance(Line1,2,3) Input – 0.006%(50W)
  • Signal to Noise Ratio Measure(S/N):
    0.006%(50W)Balanced, Unbalanced / Phono MM 108dB / 106dB / 79dB (MM) (* 200W x 4ch)