The new X-A600 from Advance Paris

Pre- and Power Amp as well as CD-Player and -Drive from Advance Paris

The new X-A600 from Advance Paris

Photo Credits: Advance-Acoustic/Promo

Advance Paris introduces two CD players, one with a pure drive and the other with a built-in DAC, in addition to a preamplifier and a power amplifier.

Advance Paris releases four new products, including a preamplifier and a power amplifier. The power amplifier is known as the "X-A600," and it offers 200 watts per channel into 8 ohms and weighs roughly 30 kg, according to the maker.

The X-A600 is supposed to powerfully enhance the signal both under continuous load and at short dynamic peaks thanks to a robust transformer and electrolytic capacitors – as short-time current storage.

Advance Paris has also released the dual-mono preamplifier "X-P700," which, as the name implies, works totally channel-separated.

In addition to a pure Class A mode, the preamp includes Texas Instruments' PCM1796DB D/A converter, a phono preamp, and two headphone outputs controlled by a matching headphone amplifier. In addition to analog RCA and XLR inputs, the X-P700 has digital coaxial and optical inputs, as well as USB.

Advance Paris has also released two new CD players, the "X-D500 EVO" and the "X-CD1000 EVO." As a pure drive, the X-D500 EVO transmits its signal purely digitally – optically or coaxially – and has two toroidal transformers that are designed to be completely isolated from the drive and hence have no influence on it.

The X-CD1000 EVO, on the other hand, has a D/A converter – a 192kHz/24-bit Analog Devices AD1955 that can also be fed externally – and can thus output the signal digitally through AES/EBU, coaxial and optical, as well as analog by RCA or XLR.

The interior of the CD player has a big toroidal transformer and a tube output stage, in addition to unique bracing meant to increase signal purity.

Advance Paris's two new amplifiers are expected to be available in stores by the end of May*, followed by the two-CD players in June*.

The pure drive "X-D500 EVO" is claimed to cost $990*, the X-CD1000 EVO with built-in DAC is said to cost $1290*, and the X-P700 preamplifier is said to cost $1390*, and the X-A600 power amplifier is said to cost $2890*.

Post by - Bryan C.