East End Hi-Fi are an authorized dealer for Audio Alchemy and we are selling a brand new Audio Alchemy DPA-1 125w/ch (8ohms), 200w/ch (4ohms) Stereo Power Amp.
Audio Alchemy, a well-known electronics company from back in the early 1990’s, led by the legendary designer Peter Madnick. Peter is also one of the key designers for Constellation Audio. Audio Alchemy have made a comeback with basically the same team, only this time with improved build quality and aesthetics for their product line. Madnick and the team has maintained the brand’s original ethos of superior technology and value, layering in their experience over the years to bring a level of elegance and high-end performance they could only once dream of.
Here’s what Robert Harley of TAS recently said of Audio Alchemy’s DPA-1 Stereo Power Amp:
“The sound (of the DDP-1 & the DPA-1M’s) was remarkably transparent, clean, dynamic, and resolved by any measure, and even more so considering the components’ reasonable price.”
“The Alchemy products threw a large and well-defined soundstage, with outstanding depth, dimensionality, and separation of individual instrumental lines.”
“Perhaps the most salient characteristics of the DDP-1 and DPA-1M, however, were powerful rhythmic drive, wide dynamic expression, and rock-solid visceral grip in the bottom end. The timpani in “Mars” was taut, powerful, deep, and dynamic. Bass guitar had a solid feel that was simultaneously full and tight, combining timbral warmth and body with outstanding pitch definition and articulation. Kick-drum cut through the mix with a solid impact. Switching to the less powerful DPA-1 stereo amplifier, I heard no reduction in dynamic range, bass control, or bottom-end extension, at least driving the 94dB-sensitive Magico loudspeakers.”
“This powerful rhythmic expression wasn’t just the result of terrific bass grip and definition. The DDP-1 and DPA-1 excelled at portraying transient information, such as drums and percussion. The Alchemy electronics were fast and dynamic, qualities that brought to the fore subtle rhythmic nuances by great drummers, allowing their kits to take on a lifelike quality.”
“These new products are a far cry from the Alchemy of yore, with much more advanced engineering, upscale casework, and a superb user interface. The DDP-1 and DPA-1 bring terrific sound and stunning value to the category.
As a linestage, the DDP-1 is amazingly clean and transparent. Unlike most electronics of this price, the DDP-1 doesn’t add a patina of electronic hardness over instrumental timbres. Nor does it add opacity to the soundstage
or compress dynamics. The DDP-1’s DAC section is simply sensational; this level of sound quality would be outstanding in a $4000 stand-alone DAC. Clarity, openness, detail, and exceptional dynamics define the DAC’s performance.”
“The DPA-1 stereo amplifier and DPA-1M mono amplifiers are no less impressive. Their wide dynamics, terrific grip in the bass, and upbeat sonics made them a joy to listen to. Moreover, the amplifiers possess the same level of clarity
and resolution as the DDP-1. Significantly, the amplifiers don’t exhibit the shortcomings I’ve heard in previous Class D designs. Even in the context of reference-quality sources and loudspeakers, it was easy to forget that I was
listening to electronics that aren’t stratospherically priced.”
“The return of Audio Alchemy is welcome news for those seeking the highest possible price-to-performance ratio in electronics today.”
Here’s what Alan Sircom of Hi-Fi+, said about the "Audio Alchemy DDP-1, PS-5 and DPA-1," in June 2016:
We’ve all used clichés like ‘punches above its weight’ or ‘giant killer’ a lot in audio, but these terms are richly deserved here. This range is so exciting, so intrinsically ‘right’ sounding, and so much damn fun you can’t help but
like it a lot.”
"Audio Alchemy DDP-1 / DPA-1 Review," Stereo magazine (Japan), May 5, 2016:
“The DDP-1 embodies a dream for next-generation high-end audio in a small-sized and high-quality casework... The DPA-1 is a beautiful small-sized device that distinguishes itself from many other heavy-duty high-end devices while
it has a strikingly appealing sound beyond its class, and its massive output power is noteworthy.”
Whether it's Classical, Jazz, or other genres, Audio Alchemy electronics
perform mightily. For interested parties in the Long Island area, please
visit East End Hi-Fi for a demo. We will help you transform your LP
collection back into music again!!
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