Thursday, January 12, 2012

Silverline Audio IS-100 integrated amp

Alan Yun of Silverline Audio has been creating speakers for more than fifteen years, and during that time he has also tinkered with electronics. Alan's new IS-100 ($8000) is a hot-rodded integrated amp, featuring fully dual-mono construction, no negative feedback, and a 23-position stepped attenuator.

Perhaps its most lavish feature - and the one that accounts most for its cost -- is a custom transformer with silver windings, although Alan Yun also boasts of the use of many custom parts for his first non-speaker.

The IS-100's power output is 100Wpc at 8 ohms, and it doubles down into 4 ohms.