CREEK AUDIO’S NEW INTEGRATED AMPS ARE VERSATILE AND AFFORDABLE

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by Marc Rushton

3rd December, 2018

CREEK AUDIO’S NEW INTEGRATED AMPS ARE VERSATILE AND AFFORDABLE

No one enjoys paying for features and functions they don't need or want. That's why Creek's new Evolution 50A and 100A integrated amplifiers are going to please those looking for an affordable and versatile heart of a Hi-Fi system.

Under new distribution in Australia, the two models, offering 55 watts and 110 watts per channel, respectively, are built upon a modular architecture that lets the user add on only the features they need.

Evolution 50A ($1,785 RRP) and Evolution 100A ($2,695 RRP) feature a  push-button and backlit button design, an OLED display and an understated look and come in a choice of black or silver finish.

At the heart of any good amplifier lies a good power supply. The Class G Evolution 50A uses a massive 200-watt toroidal mains transformer, while the 100A uses a 360-watt, low profile toroidal mains transformer. Both utilise separate windings for high and low current analogue and digital circuitry. 

Where the Evolution series differs to most amplifiers though is the ability for the end user (or retailers) to add additional modules, increasing the versatility of the amplifiers.

Both models can be equipped with a Sequel Mk3 Moving Magnet Phono Board ($265 RRP), AMBIT AM/FM Tuner Module ($265 RRP), Ruby 2 24bit/192kHz DAC Module ($825 RRP) with 4 x SPDIF and 1 x USB inputs, and also features Bluetooth aptX and FM Tuner, or finally, the Comet Bluetooth Module ($265 RRP).

Standard inputs include 5 x RCA unbalanced, and 1 x XLR balanced, and there's also a dedicated headphone output circuit.

There's also an optional IR extender to enable the products to be hidden away in a cabinet but still able to be controlled via the remote control.

Creek Audio says the Evolution integrated amplifiers are the "most sophisticated and reasonably priced amplifiers we've ever made." 

StereoNET had a hands-on demonstration at an exclusive launch event last week in Melbourne. Combined with the affordable and also newly launched in Australia loudspeakers from Acoustic Energy, they left us most impressed.

The Creek Audio Evolution range also includes the Evolution 50CD DAC and CD Transport ($1,985 RRP), and Evolution 100P Power Amplifier ($2,695 RRP) rated at 110 watts per channel (8 ohms), which can also be bridged to mono offering 400 watts (4 ohms) into one channel.

The Creek Audio Evolution range will be available in January 2019.

For more information visit Creek Audio.

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StereoNET's Founder & Publisher and still buried deep in the review room auditioning everything from docks to soundbars, amplifiers and headphones. Marc is also the founder of the annual International HiFi Show.

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