DiVA A85 Integrated Amplifier
The A85 included the introduction of totally new circuit designs in both the pre-amplifier and power amplifier sections. The levels of distortion and noise are significantly lower than before. The sound is more precise and open and the whole design is ready to reproduce the latest high definition audio sources, such as DVD-Audio and SACD, to the highest standards. The large toroidal transformer and heavy duty power supply ensure the amplifier has more than enough drive for a wide range of speakers.
Although the A85's roots are in purist audio design, we have used sophisticated microprocessor-based control systems to provide a host of thoughtful features which enhance flexibility and ease of use. For example, the front panel provides access to a menu driven system which can preset the sensitivity and even tone controls settings for each input. Switching between CD and radio sources, for instance, doesn't result in the level differences you can get in less advanced designs.
The dot matrix fluorescent display can show the volume level in graphic or numerical form and, for those who use the equipment far away from the listening position, we have included double height volume display characters. The amplifier offers full remote switching for two pairs of speakers and a high quality feed for use with headphones.
Many music lovers still cherish their vinyl record collections; indeed this is still the preferred form for much of today's dance music. Although the A85's design looks to future formats with confidence, we have also designed our best ever phono module to match the amplifier. This can be added to the A85 by your dealer as an optional extra. The amplifier platform is designed to accommodate an additional future module which could, for example, extend its capability to multi-channel audio applications such as DVD-Audio when used with a suitable matching Arcam power amplifier.
A phono stage for the A85 comes as an optional extra - this is of very high quality and may be switched to work with either MM or low output MC pickup cartridges.