Puristic, clear, stripped to the essentials and featuring outstanding elegance, the CIA-1 NATURAL ALUMINIUM shines thanks to well rounded combination of high quality insides and beautiful appearance.
The CIA-1 NATURAL ALUMINIUM is a stereo amplifier with a high quality aluminium body, with a baseplate that doubles as a heatsink.
The CIA-1 NATURAL ALUMINIUM features LED indicators to display channels and MM/MC switching while completely renouncing display or menu. The chosen channels are indicated by illuminated LED´s, which also show the on/off sequences. The LED labeled MC indicates Moving Coil (LED on) or Moving Magnet (LED off) operation.
The interior of the CIA-1 NATURAL ALUMINIUM: complex and cunning.
The position of the poti indicates the volume. Everything apart from volume and channel selection (and MC/MM switching) has been stripped. Channels can be selected using a touch key or the remote control. Volume is adjusted using a motor-potentiometer by ALPS, with 2 variations to choose: linear or logarithmic. Logarithmic potentiometers have the advantage of a more homogenic volume behaviour across all volume levels. They are to be favoured when using speakers with high efficiency (>92dB/W/m) since low volumes can be tricky to adjust using linear potentiometers in combination with loud speakers.
Channel switching is done using CMOS-switches featuring circuit design found in professional studio equipment and ensures great stopband attenuation.
Simplicity in perfection: everything you need
The amplifiers standard output are 2x 90 Watt/4 Ohms. It also comes with a ergonomic, user friendly remote.
Since the CIA-1 NATURAL ALUMINIUM is designed using the newest standards, digital/analogue crosstalk is as low as physically possible and virtually non-existent.
All inputs feature current compensated inductors which dampen symmetric HF-signals ranging from 1MHz to >300MHz without influencing the input signal while decoupling the RCA-jacks ground-contacts.
The CIA-1 NATURAL ALUMINIUM: a converter within tonal worlds, full of warmth, precision and control.
Crayon Audio CIA-1 Stereo Amplifier
- High Quality Aluminium Casing
- Speaker Output 78 Watt / 8 Ohms , 105 Watt / 4 Ohms (Peak 122 Watt / 4 Ohm)
- 4 Line Inputs or 3 Line Inputs plus 1 Phono Input
- 1 Record and 1 regulated Output
- Ergonomic Remote Control,
- Baseplate doubles as Heatsink
- LED Indicators for On/Off Status, Volume, Channel, Standby Button, no Menu.