Posted Thu Jan 3, 2013 at 10:30 AM PST by Dick Ward
The compact amp provides 100 watts each to two channels and cleans up your audio while it's there.
There's a fine line between legitimate audio needs and excess and the Rialto 400 walks it. AudioControl's new amp and DAC combo is made specifically to clean up the audio from your streaming audio and MP3s, which tend to lack in the quality department.
The Rialto 400 sports AccuBASS circuitry, which is designed to restore bass to digital files that would otherwise find themselves lacking. It pumps out 100 watts per channel to two channels and utilizes a Wolfson DAC that's made to upgrade your audio, even if it's coming from a higher end streaming device.
AudioControl's new amp measures 8.5 inches wide and 2.9 inches tall, so it's a bit larger than anything you'd want on your desktop, but could find a nice home on a bookshelf or in your home theater system. You'll be able to pick it up in February for the price of $799.
Source: Electronic House
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