Pictured here is the new, and still forthcoming, № 519 Audio Player.
Already with us is the new №585 integrated amplifier. The fact that it’s at Signals at all is testament to its performance. We were not looking for another brand but simply could’t let this one pass.
In the UK, huge, powerful integrated amplifiers, other than Home theatre ones, seem like a strange idea but there is some logic, not to say some cost benefits, in a single chassis arrangement. Cost may seem like an odd justification for a near eleven grand stereo amplifier but, when you hear it against the two or three box alternatives at around that price level, it starts to make a lot of sense.
Just find a strong friend to move it!
The in-build DAC is excellent, so a very fine system can be created with simply a suitable music store (stand up Melco) connected via the USB. By all accounts the 519 CD / streamer brings huge benefits. We’ve certainly found Chord Electronics’ Hugo TT and Dave DACs to be very compatible.
Specifications? Here are some pertinent numbers:
Output Power: 200W RMS per channel @ 8 Ω, 20Hz – 20kHz
Analogue Audio Connectors: 3 pairs single-ended inputs (RCA); 1 pair balanced inputs (XLR); 1 pair single-ended line outputs (RCA); 1 pair loudspeaker outputs (“Hurricane” binding posts w/banana sockets that accept spade lugs with 1/4″ (6.3mm) spacing up to 1/8″ (3mm) thick)
Digital Audio Connectors: 1 balanced AES/EBU input (XLR); 2 coaxial S/PDIF inputs (RCA); 2 optical inputs (Tos-Link); 1 asynchronous USB input (USB-B)
Control Connectors: 1 RS-232 port (RJ-12 connector); 1 IR input (1/8″ phone jack); 1 programmable 12V DC trigger output (1/8″ phone jack), 100mA maximum; 1 programmable 12 DC trigger input (1/8″ phone jack); 1 Ethernet port (RJ-45 connector)
Power Consumption: Maximum 1000W
Unit Dimensions (H x W x D): 6.9″ (175mm) – without feet; 7.59″ (193mm) – with feet x 17.25″ (438mm) x 19.95″ (507mm)
Packaging Dimensions (H x W x D): 19″ (483mm) x 26″ (660mm) x 26″ (660mm)
Weight: 72 lb (32.6kg) – net; 96 lb (43.4kg) – with packaging