Peachtree Audio GaN1
Peachtree Audio GAN1 power amplifier is a unique product in that it is can be connected purely to digital sources via a single Coaxial RCA input, it is a compact high-powered ultra-clean amplifier and sounds amazing!
What is the GaN 1?
It is a 200 watt-per-channel power amplifier designed to be the sole interface between your variable output digital audio device, like a Bluesound NODE, and your speakers. The GaN 1 is a simple, pure and cost-effective audio solution. Connect the GaN 1 to a streamer and a pair of speakers. That’s it…no DAC, no preamp and no input switching. The signal path from the music to your speakers is remarkably short and free from artifacts. Want to hear all of the intricate details in your music that have always been there, but you couldn’t quite hear them before? Then the GaN 1 is for you!
What makes the GaN 1 so special?
First and foremost is the GaN-FET amplifier module. It has several inherent advantages in a power amplifier that even the best MOS-FET designs simply cannot achieve. A GaN-FET power stage provides a precise high-power reproduction of the Class-D PWM signal with extremely high linearity. This linearity eliminates the need for ANY feedback, ultimately allowing for the best possible audio quality providing clean, clear middle and high frequencies and a tight, solid reproduction of low frequencies. GaN-FETs track the complex audio waveforms so much more accurately than MOS-FETs resulting in significantly more transparent and natural sound. The difference is something even a casual listener can hear and appreciate. The GaN 1 is also designed so that it does NOT even require a digital-to-analogue-converter (DAC). The digital audio signal at the input directs the amplifier outputs to drive the speakers. Although DACs have continued to improve over the years, there is no DAC better than NO DAC! This concept is not a new one as similar devices often referred to as “Power DACs” made quite a splash in our industry years ago, but this time around, using the concept with GaN-FETs raises the bar to an entirely new level.
Who did we make the GaN 1 for?
People who are interested in simple high-performance solutions. If you listen to music utilizing a digital audio device with volume control and a S/PDIF output – like a Bluesound NODE – the GaN 1 is for you! Keep in mind that while the GaN 1 only has the one coaxial digital input your input selection may be expanded depending on what streamer you use. (The BlueSound NODE, for example, has HDMI e-arc, optical digital, and analogue aux inputs available.) Over the past few years, the widespread adoption of lossless and high-resolution audio among the major streaming services has pushed streaming to the top of the list as the preeminent way to access and listen to music critically. It has never been easier to hear the very best versions of your favourite recordings and reproduce them in your home the way the way the creators intended.
Peachtree Audio GaN1 specifications:
- 200 WPC state-of-the-art GaN-FET module
- Zero feedback design
- Regulated 400-Watt power supply
- Coaxial S/PDIF input with native support up to 24-bit/192kHz
- DAC-less design
- Power on/off trigger input
- All aluminium chassis
- No cooling fans
- Dimensions (WxDxH)
11.8 x 14.0 x 3.3 inches
300 x 355 x 85 mm