ELAC, a leader in premium loudspeakers and consumer electronics proudly unveils the Debut Series Integrated Amplifier.
“This integrated amplifier marks ELAC’s return to the integrated amplifier category. “ – said Chris Walker, vice president product development. “This new integrated amplifier solves two of the biggest problems with two channel audio: proper blending of a subwoofer with your main speakers and room correction. Our advanced DSP and innovative smartphone application provide all the tools necessary for anyone to achieve a true audiophile system at an affordable price”.
At the heart of the DA101EQ is a brand new BASHTM Tracking Amplifier delivering 100 Watts per channel into either 4 or 8 ohm speakers. This new amplifier uses a modulated switched mode power supply allied to a conventional class AB amplifier. Switching at more than 400,000 times per second, the supply tracks the incoming audio signal to ensure that the Class AB amplifier gets only the voltage necessary to cope with todays’ dynamic movie and music content, this maximizing the efficiency and potential of the amplifier.
Capable of interfacing with a wide variety of audio sources, the DA101EQ incorporates seven discrete audio inputs, including analog, digital, asynchronous USB, and Bluetooth, as well as a dedicated subwoofer output.
Some of the biggest challenges of correctly setting up a two channel audio system are properly integrating a subwoofer and room correction/treatment. “One of the main goals with this product was to solve these two issues without requiring expensive equipment or a degree in Physics” said Andrew Jones, Vice President Engineering (who, in fact, has a degree in Physics). Utilizing the DSP technology already made available in our Debut series S10EQ and S12EQ subwoofers, we utilize the microphone already built into your cell phone (in conjunction with our free app (Android and IOS)) to measure the nearfield and listening position performance of your subwoofer and equalize the room performance to match the nearfield, therefore correcting for the room. In addition, by making an additional measurement of your main speakers, the DSP can now automatically optimize the blending of your subwoofer to your main speakers, eliminating the biggest problem facing the user. The result is a perfect blend of subwoofer to main speakers and an audio system that is tailored to your specific environment.
Along with a traditional day-to-day remote control our free smartphone application also allows for several convenience features such as input renaming, volume, transport controls for compatible asynchronous USB sources, and even a device health monitoring screen showing key information about the amplifier and your AC power quality.
Lastly for private listening, a front mounted 1⁄4” headphone jack is provided.