Orchard Audio Starkrimson Stereo Ultra Modular Amplifier: 500 W per channel on GAN transistors

Starkrimson continues to build full-size solid-state audio components based on its compact modules — this time, the Starkrimson Stereo Stereo window is presented. It was preceded by Starkrimson Mono integrated amplifier.

The Stereo Ultra amplifier module circuit, patented by Starkrimson leader Leo Ayzenshtat, uses a balanced double-feedback modulator and a new generation of gallium nitride (GaN) transistors. Very fast GAN switching allows you to use a simple LC filter. In turn, this practically negates the phase shift that is problematic for Class D systems.

Orchard Audio Starkrimson Stereo Ultra

Starkrimson Stereo Ultra delivers up to 500 watts per channel (1000 watts peak) and 20 A. At the same time, according to the company, THD remains better than 0.08% in the range of 20 Hz – 20 kHz for 4-ohm speakers.

The 4-layer printed circuit board of the modules is made on the basis of an improved dielectric and gold-plated conductors. The amplifier components are loosely housed in an aluminum and steel enclosure with gold-plated terminals and high-end connectors. The front panel can be black or silver.

Orchard Audio Starkrimson Stereo Ultra

The amplifier will be released in August and will be available in three input switching options: balanced XLR, unbalanced RCA, or both. In the latter case, the price will increase by $150.

The Orchard Audio Starkrimson Stereo Ultra is now available in the US with a pre-order for $2,000. Amplifier modules can also be purchased separately.

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