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Audiophile - Starke Sound AD4.320 2/3/4 Channel Class D Power Amp - $1,095 (oakland piedmont / montclair)

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condition: like new
make / manufacturer: Starke Sound
model name / number: AD4.320

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• Item: 4 Channel Power Amplifier
• Manufacturer: Starke Sound
• Model#: AD4.320
• Color: Black
• Weight: 26.8Lbs
• Dimensions/Length: 17.7” x 5.6” x 13.4” inches (WxHxD)
• Shipping weight/Dimensions: 22” x 10” x 17” inches / 31Lbs
• Input: RCA Unbalanced & XLR Balanced.
• Output: 5 Way Binding post.
• Condition: 8/10
• Voltage/Power: 120V US Voltage (switchable to 230v)
• Mechanical defects: NONE.
• Cosmetic defects: None I can see.
• Repair/Service History: NONE.
• MSRP: $1399.00
• Asking Price: $1095.00
• Factory Carton: Included.
• Owner’s Manual: Included.
• Accessories: Power Cable.
• Upgrades/Mods: NONE.
• Warranty: No warranty provided, Sold AS-IS no return, all sales final, Demo available.
• Link to more information: https://hometheaterhifi.com/reviews/amplifier/power-amplifier/starke-sound-ad4-320-power-amplifier-review/
• Quantity: One Amplifier.
• Payment Method: PayPal (Friends & Family), Zelle, Cash.
• Shipping: This is a local sale but can be shipped if the buyer agrees to the terms and pays for shipping and handling.
• Terms: No warranty provided/ Sold AS-IS no returns/ All sales are final/ Demo available/ Payment: PayPal (Friends & Family), Zelle, Cash.



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Description below:

The Starke Sound AD4.320 digital amplifier offers a remarkable emulation of a Class A/B amplifier, boasting a rich, non-digital sound devoid of the typical dryness associated with digital amps. Its performance left me thoroughly impressed. What sets it apart is its deviation from the digital amp sound signature, a feat achieved through the implementation of two substantial Toroidal transformers instead of conventional switching power supplies. This design choice not only ensures robustness but also contributes to its superior audio quality. Notably, reviews corroborate its excellence, often favoring it over even the newer Fierre 4 model. This is such a good amp even Eversolo decided to rebadge the same amp.


What got me sold was the review below:

“A Clean Slate for Class D Amplification

I can only think of a few companies that have executed a clean-sheet design of a switching amp in recent years. Mark Levinson’s No. 53 monoblock ($50,000/pair at launch) was one of the first attempts at a truly high-end switching amp when it debuted over a decade ago. (Audio Research launched its first Class D amp, the DS450, at around the same time.) Back in 2010, Mark Levinson admitted that Class D amps were “viewed with skepticism from the audiophile community due to the technical limitations inherent in switching designs and assumptions about the resulting sound quality.” But time waits for no audiophile (as Jerry Del Colliano explains in Audiophiles Need to Embrace Science), and the company pressed on anyway. Rather than relying on an existing Class D architecture, Mark Levinson built the No. 53 from the ground up. Classé also designed its own custom Class D solution, to outstanding effect, for its Sigma 2200i Integrated Amplifier ($5,500) back in 2016. And now Starke Sound has done the same for its new 4-channel AD4.320 amplifier ($1,399). At this price point, it looks like Starke Sound has companies like Emotiva and Outlaw Audio in their radar.

We conduct our own research into fundamental technologies and unique development processes. We work only with leading material suppliers and apply our own technologies to develop the best performing modular architectures, such as common transducers and amplifier modules. We integrate these subsystems to create high-performance speakers, amplifiers, and subwoofers, resulting in the best-sounding multi-channel systems.

— Starke Sound”




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