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Speakers may get most of the attention when it comes to home audio, but it’s important not to neglect the other major components of your home audio system. A crucial piece of any home audio system is your receiver, and Dan D’Agostino has just unveiled a new receiver that will make an excellent centerpiece for any audio setup.
With power to spare and a design focused on minimal heat and distortion, D’Agostino’s Relentless Monoblock amplifier delivers the high level of performance we’ve come to expect from them. Today, let’s look at why a quality receiver matters for a home audio system and why the Relentless would make a good fit for your Woodlands, TX home.
The goal of any high-end audio system is to recreate the sound of whatever was recorded as cleanly and accurately as possible. While much of audio performance comes down to your choice of speakers, those speakers still need power, and you want as minimal distortion as possible as the audio signal is transmitted to those speakers.
This is where quality amplifiers come into play. An amplifier needs to have enough power to drive all the components of your system, and you want a crisp, clean signal to your components.
In addition to power, there are several other specs that help determine an amplifier’s quality. First is distortion level, usually expressed as a percentage in terms of Total Harmonic Distortion (THD). Distortion levels below 1 percent are not considered significant, so that should be your goal when selecting an amplifier.
Another important spec to look at is an amplifier’s signal-to-noise ratio. The signal-to-noise ratio is a measurement of a signal’s strength to any sort of background noise, which can come from the amplifier itself, nearby components or other sources. When evaluating amplifiers, look for a large ratio between the signal and background noise, as this will indicate that the amp delivers a clean signal.
Now that we’ve gone through what makes a quality amp, does the Relentless measure up? In short: Yes, without question.
Dan D’Agostino is one of the premier makers of high-end audio equipment in the country, and the Relentless amp meets the company’s high standards and reputation for quality. The Relentless delivers 1,500 Watts of power at 8 ohms of resistance, and the power output doubles at 4 ohms and again at 2 ohms. The D’Agostino website says the Relentless can power 100 output devices, which will surely be enough for your home audio system.
The Relentless has other impressive specs, as well. It boasts a distortion rating of .007 percent and a signal-to-noise ratio of 113 decibels, both markers of extremely high quality. The Relentless has also been built with a unique heat sink that combines copper and aluminum to wick away heat, ensuring reliable performance in any circumstance.
No matter complex your audio system is or how many devices your amplifier needs to power, the Relentless is up to the task. To learn more about the Relentless, other Dan D’Agostino products and more audio components from Iconic Systems, call us at 713.933.0606 or visit our website.