SharpSM-SX1usedBeautifully made, lovely sounding integrated amplifier.I have 2 of these - so here's one for someone else to enjoy while we live and work at home. With digital and analog inputs, a svelte / solid e...1700.00
I have 2 of these - so here's one for someone else to enjoy while we live and work at home. With digital and analog inputs, a svelte / solid enclosure, and a smooth and finely detailed sound, it's easy to integrate into all manner of systems. It's a joy to listen to. And a joy to look at - high-end design [and manufacturing] with personality.
The amplifier sits on machined spiked feet, and the original felt pads are included.
Below is an extract from Michael Fremer's Stereophile review of the $15K SM-SX100. I've found the same to be true of the $4.5K SX1 as well. It's an uncommon product, and I'm happy to share my experiences - feel free to ask.
"So you have a compact, cool-running (Sharp claims one fifth the heat production of a conventional analog amplifier), energy-efficient (half the power consumption), 100Wpc amplifier with a rated frequency response of 10Hz-20kHz at full output and a bandwidth of 5Hz-100kHz, +1dB/-3dB.
So how did it sound?
In a word, amazing. If this technology sounded any different from a good analog amplifier, tube or solid-state, it was in its transient and dynamic performance. Both were both stunning, especially in the rendering of bass microdynamics.
The SM-SX100 sounded fast, but not zippy or thin. High-frequency transients—cymbals, vocal sibilants—were just where you'd want them: naturally smooth, yet exceptionally detailed and convincingly non-mechanical. Shakers, gourds, bells, plucked strings—all had breathtaking clarity and detail, and no etch.
Two of the Sharp's most impressive qualities were its image solidity and three-dimensionality, probably due to its pitch-black backgrounds and sure-handed portrayal of low-level bass dynamics, and its remarkable overall bass performance."
This is the Sharp SX1 product page: https://global.sharp/products/1-bit/sm-sx1/index.html
Original packaging, manual and felt pads included.
The SX1 will be wrapped in UltraSuede, and shipped double boxed / fully insured with FEDEX or UPS, whichever you prefer.