Astin Trew AT2-2100 Class A/B Integrated Amplifier
Astin Trew AT2-2100 Integrated Amplifier
The AT2-2100 integrated 90W/8ohm amplifier is a major step forward for Astin Trew and replaces the AT2000. Using a hybrid transformer / active pre-amplifier design stage, with a patented class A/B MOSFET power amplifier, it offers both extremely low distortion and high level of musicality at its price point. The sound quality is almost valve like, the mids and highs are smooth and open, and the bass has real authority as only a well designed solid state design can achieve; the whole offers a beautifully integrated sound-scape usually only available from higher priced amplifiers.
This amp is getting fantastic reviews, holding up as well and even better than more expensive counterparts, warm and musical, yet extremely accurate sounding. We can't wait to get one on demo here - but with that kind of sound it just might impact on how much actual work we get done... it might lead to excessive 'reviewing'. Also these are known to sound great with Graham Audio speakers which we happen to have some of! This amp deserves some real consideration we think.
Inside, there is a large transformer and power supply, feeding boards populated with audiophile quality components, all housed in ventilated casework with a distinctive aluminium front fascia design, available in three standard anodised finishes, silver black and red.
Astin Trew AT2-2100
General Description Two channel integrated amplifier
Mains voltage input 230VAC (50 ~ 60Hz) / Voltage range: 220--240VAC
Inputs, line level 5 x RCA, 1 x XLR Input impedance 47K ohm
Outputs Speakers x 1, pre-amplifier x 1, sub-bass x 1, headphone jack x 1
Output power 90W (8 ohm) / 135W (4 ohm)
Damping factor 60 (8 ohm) Frequency response +0.1 / - 3dB @ 140KHz (10W/8ohms output)
Distortion (1W) 0.002% @ 1W/8ohms 20Hz...20KHz volume control @ 20dB overall gain
Distortion (80W) <0.01% @ 80W/8ohms 20Hz...20KHz volume control @20dB overall gain
Hum + noise >104dB below full output, volume control @20dB overall gain
Power source 220V – 240V 50Hz / 60Hz Power source standby – 50W
Dimensions (W x D x Ht. o/a) 430mm x 102mm x 410mm
Colour options Silver and Black (special colours to order)
Weight (unboxed) 11.6Kg
Boxed dimensions (W x D x Ht.) 550mm x 500mm x 200mm
Gross weight (boxed) 13Kg (inc. accessory items)
Astin Trew AT2-2100 integrated amplifier review
at www.hifi-advice.com by in Christiaan Hunter, 11th March 2020.
Tonally, the amp is neutral and acoustically convincing. It has an unrestrained and exciting sound …. The pacing is spot-on with a distinct toe-tapping quality. It is an engaging sound that does not draw attention to the amp itself by being too smooth or slow or by being edgy or bright and it is certainly not clinically clean.
… the Astin Trew sounds positive, open and lively and with a well-proportioned, very well-articulated bass….the Astin Trew has another card up its sleeve which is its super-engaging and toe-tapping rhythmic ability.
Conclusion: Neutral and even-handed and only trailing behind the very best (and much more expensive) amps in terms of nuance and refinement, the Astin Trew has an engagingly upbeat, dynamic and expressive delivery with more than enough power and control to drive even very demanding speakers.
You can read the whole review here... here
|Connectivity (RCA/Optical/Bluetooth etc.)||L/R RCA, Balanced Connections, Banana Plugs, Spade Connectors, Bare Wire Terminals|
|Remote Control||Handheld Remote|
|Warranty||2 Years Manufacturers Warranty|