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42-00791-2017
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nuPower A

High-End Amplifier

Manufacturer

Nubert electronic GmbH, Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany

In-house design

Nubert electronic GmbH

Design

creare.Form, Spraitbach, Germany

Red Dot: Best of the Best

Pure sound

The perception of what defines as perfect sound varies individually and is highly nuanced especially in the high-end sector. As part of a playback chain comprising playback system, preamp and speakers, the stereo power amplifier nuPower A was conceived specifically for demanding audiophiles with a preference for analogue hi-fi technology in mind. The unit fascinates with a purist and monolithic housing made of high-quality aluminium. The impression of exclusivity is further enhanced by a refined partially brushed, partially blasted finish featuring an additional matte black coating. The user interface of this power amp is strictly reduced to the essential, yet highly comfortable to operate via the two user knobs featured on the front panel, with the overall volume being regulated in the preamp. Based on a thoroughly symmetric architecture, hand-selected components as well as a carefully crafted signal flow, the nuPower A boasts outstandingly high sound purity. It delivers continuous power output of 2 x 540 watts (4 ohms), with a generously dimensioned power supply unit for up to 2,300 watts. This allows the unit to make full use of the potential of high-end power amplifiers to satisfy even the most exacting demands. In order to further maximise the power output, the nuPower A also allows being driven in mono mode. The clear design is a powerful visualisation of high quality – merging design and sound for an intensive sensuous experience.

Statement by the jury

»The high-end power amplifier nuPower A is marked by stringent purism and a design perfectly executed to the last detail. An expression of high design craftsmanship, the unit embodies just the right combination of dimensions and performance qualities focused on simplicity. One can immediately perceive the passionate diligence that guided the development process. The formal integration of the cooling fins has also been solved optimally with regard to effectiveness. The user elements convey the sense of an outstandingly pleasant feel.«

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This product can be found in the
Red Dot Design Yearbook 2017/2018
.