In line with his firm defense of musicality available to everyone and the commitment to cutting-edge technology when it has already been widely proven, the veteran family-owned Japanese firm has just launched its first integrated stereo amplifier with network connectivityhe S14, created to provide in an easy and sophisticated way pristine access to a virtually unlimited range of music content. This sleek all-in-one electronic source pulls music content directly from the most popular sources, returning it with clarity and precisionaided by an output stage set to Class AB delivering 80 continuous watts per channel into 8 ohms or 150 watts per channel into 4 ohms to easily handle even the most demanding speakers.
Taking advantage of a experience of more than 60 years In high-quality audio component design, the S14 plays digital music files, including MQA, with the help of a ESS SABER digital to analog converter with 32-bit technology and powerful certification Roon Ready. For its part, the amplification circuits housed inside excite a set of high current output transistors, fed by an oversized toroidal transformer that provides precision and a exceptional bass control. Convenient and intuitive, the S14 supports both wired and wireless networking via dual-band Wi-Fi in order to offer the ultimate in installation flexibilitywhile its front graphic function display shows the album cover, its title, the song you are listening to and information about the artist.
Likewise, the configuration and fine tunning Control of the device can also be done from the front panel or the remote control supplied as standard, while audio streaming (whether “Hi-Res” content, Internet radio stations or podcasts) can be managed with the “app” chosen by the user or the dedicated iOS/Android “app”. The S14 also includes Digital tickets coaxial, optical, PC-USB and Bluetooth compatible aptX HD, as well as analog, to facilitate connection to a wide spectrum of audio sources. Finally, let us point out that a USB port located on the rear panel allows you to play MP3, WMA and AAC files from external storage drives.