Red Wine Audio Announces New Reference Level Power Amplifier: Liliana Monoblocks
At 115wpc RMS into 8-ohms (230wpc into 4-ohms), Liliana is the first commercially produced battery-powered amplifier to unite “iron-fisted” high-current FET output with a “velvet glove” warmth and character only found in vacuum tubes.
March 21, 2012 • Durham, CT • Red Wine Audio, manufacturer of battery-powered purist hi-fi products, debuts first battery-powered high output amplifier, designed to drive even the most demanding speakers with ease.
Now almost any speaker can be driven off-the-power-grid
Reviewers and customers alike covet Red Wine Audio’s battery-powered, minimalist amplifier designs. But their accolades are often paired with a caveat: With moderate power ratings, historically, Red Wine amplifiers have not been ideal for driving inefficient speakers – especially at loud playback levels – in large listening rooms. “My goal in designing Liliana was to take full advantage of our premium LiFePO4 battery technology,” says Vinnie Rossi, President of Red Wine Audio. Adding, “With 8 FETs implemented in the Class AB output stage, Liliana allows for some serious “dc-direct” current delivery.” Loosely translated: Liliana’s dynamics and control are out of this world!
Plus, “…Liliana’s Class A tube input stage is part of our ‘secret sauce’ for delivering a huge soundstage, seductive midrange warmth and tone, and a sweet and airy top end, further enhanced by an uncanny absence of noise,” adds Rossi.
NOT your typically high power amplifier sound
Some high-watt amps are known to sound flat at lower volumes. But according to Rossi, “Liliana’s sound quality will amaze, even at very low listening levels.” Adding, “…when driven hard to achieve energetic you-are-there SPLs, Liliana delivers a level of clarity and resolution that will redefine what people expect from a reference amp!”
The company backs purchases with a 30-day return policy, so their customers know they’ve made the right decision.
Pricing and availability
$6,000 / pair, with introductory pricing of $5,600 / pair for orders placed by April 30 2012.
The company also offers generous trade up credit for select Red Wine Audio components toward the purchase of a new pair of Liliana Monoblocks.
Customer units begin shipping this week, with lead-times subject to backorder based on customer demand.
About Red Wine Audio
Red Wine Audio is the leading manufacturer of a full line of battery-powered stereo hi-fi components, meeting the needs of discriminating audiophiles and avid music lovers since 2005.
The company leverages the benefits of high-current, low-impedance battery power so their entire line of components run off-the-grid, resulting in an effortless and emotionally involving musical presentation.
Red Wine Audio • 51 Ozick Drive, Suite 101 • Durham, CT 06422 • USA
Tel: (860) 398-5385 (8AM to 5 PM EST M-F) http://www.redwineaudio.com
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