“..Typically with “budget” components, we as reviewers have to step back a bit and keep the performance relative to the price.
But with ELAC’s Alchemy Series Electronics, I don’t look at them as budget components that perform well. I see them strictly as high-performance audio gear that I would be perfectly happy owning!”
The Alchemy DPA-2 Power Amplifier is about dynamic musicality, thanks to design that combines Class A circuit topology composed of discrete FETs and a linear power supply using a toroidal transformer. The pure analog input stage preserves all the detail and nuance of the most delicate passages. The Class D output stage with switching power supply results in impressive output combined with cool-running efficiency.
The Alchemy PPA-2 is a full-featured phono preamp that uses all analog, discrete FET gain and EQ stages to transform microscopic grooves in vinyl into stunningly lifelike music. The PPA-2 can be tailored to specific cartridge requirements, with switchable gain for each channel, MC cartridge loading, and stereo or mono operation. A selection of RCA or XLR inputs and outputs adds even more flexibility to the most versatile phono preamp in its class.
The Alchemy DDP-2 combines three components in one elegant piece of gear to give you the highest-quality digital-to- analog converter, preamp and digital streamer we know how to make. Then we combined it in a single chassis only 1U (1.75 inches) high. The preamplifier offers maximum flexibility, while incorporating DAC and streaming functions to make the DDP-2 the centrepiece of your digital system.
Here is what others have to say
One of the things I loved about this speaker is the scale of it. It seemed big - the imaging was massive, it had a deep sound stage.
Steve Guttenberg, Audiophiliac
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An unbelievable value in speakers. Don't walk, run out and listen to the ELAC DEBUT 2.0 SERIES
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Incredibly detailed, incredibly revealing speaker with sumptuous imaging and delicious depth that won't break the bank