Absolute Pure Sound
The RA180 is a state-of-the-art integrated amplifier using the latest innovative technologies. Power damping and dead times were reduced to 1/10 or less. Linearity has been dramatically improved to create near-perfect sound that transcends the boundaries between digital and analog. Enjoy the pure sound of nature provided by the RA180.
New Concept Class AD Amplifier
The amplifier has developed from Class A to AB to Class D. Class AB was developed to improve the high heat generation and low efficiency of A. Class D has higher efficiency and higher output than AB, and also significantly improved S/N and THD characteristics compared to A and AB. However, the sound quality has been evaluated as inferior to A/AB due to the limitations of the digital circuit.
The GaN class AD amplifier developed by HiFi ROSE has dramatically improved the problems of the existing Class D by applying innovative new materials.
Class D amplifiers have a topology that theoretically provides a perfect linear output at 0% distortion and 100% power efficiency. In order to achieve this, the switching action requires high speed and accuracy. However, previous products were weak compared to Class A/AB in the linearity aspect due to the limitations of silicon FET, which couldn’t produce a smooth and natural sound. In the RA180, a new material, GaN FET, was used instead of Silicon FET to solve this problem. The dead time was dramatically improved to 1/10 or less, and a nearly perfect linear output was realised with a switching speed close to zero. This linearity goes beyond the Class D limits and produces a smooth and natural sound, like an analog amplifier.
Multi Output Component
The RA180 consists of two modules; one AMP module specialised for stable mid-bass and balance, and another specialised for smooth high-pitched and super tweeter areas. Each AMP module supports 200 W (8ohms) and can output up to 400 W per channel. When two independent modules are connected to a speaker’s high and low frequencies separately, the driving force can be greatly improved without being affected by a counter electro-motive force. BTL mode combines two independent modules for rich, balanced sound.
Designed to play up to the super twitter realm
The human hearing range has an upper limit of 15-20kHz. So, is there no need for higher freqencies? Temporarily high trebles extend well beyond 20kHz, even in harmonious sound. For example, trumpets have a frequency response that extends to 100 kHz, and 88.2 kHz to 192 kHz sources have a 40 kHz to 96 kHz frequency response.
The RA180 is designed with a wide frequency response range so that even high-resolution sound sources with an output range of 20Hz to 50 kHz, 100 kHz @ -3dB, 200 kHz @ -6dB. Although this playability may be outside a person’s hearing range, it faithfully reproduces a wide frequency range, which contributes to expressing a deep and wide sound field with the original sound.
Balanced power supply
The power supply that has been exclusively developed for the RA180 applies 4th generation SiC FET technology to provide high output with less heat. In addition, be using a self-developed PFC (power factor circuit), it is designed not to be affected by sudden load fluctuations.
The power supply device was developed to support a powerful damping factor of at least 200, and the high output of 1000 W is designed to produce powerful bass and soft treble.
PHONO Amplifier with variable EQ
The purpose of the PHONO amplifier provided by the RA180 is for the recording producer to accurately reproduce the original intention. It also reproduces the original sound as it is, which is the principle of HiFi ROSE.
It is designed to respond to a variety of vinyl records with low-mid bass TURNOVER and high-frequency ROLL OFF adjustment functions.
Amplifies the very weak signal packed up by the cartridge and keep it as close to possible to the original sound. MOVING MAGNET and MOVING COIL STAGES are provided with a simple switch selection and EQ values corresponding to curves from various record manufactuers are provided using parts with a 0.1% tolerance.
• Remarkably improved the linearity of the sound by applying the new material GaN (Gallium Nitride)
• Supports Bi-Amping by applying 4 independent amplifier modules
• Amplifier module supports up to 100kHz Super Tweeter range
• Designed 1100W class high-output power stage
• Supports PHONO AMP
• Active X-OVER for H/F output
• BASS, TREBLE, BALANCE control
• High-efficiency power supply
• Convenient remote control function
• Bypass·Power AMP mode, Speaker A/B selector