Real-Sound Amplifier has progressed towards the next stage.
Introducing the RSA-777EX
Our compact size REAL-SOUND AMPLIFIER with Violin-like shaped side panels has progressed towards the next stage. RSA-777EX, its sound is based on the HIGH DEFINITION SOUND of RSA-717EX, contributes to bring you more clear, more natural, and more musical sound.
The technology driving the sound
The basic technologies of this lineup are “Audio class switching power supply” and “CLASS D technology”.
These technologies send energy from AC-INPUT to SPEAKERS with greater speed. In addition, because the “CLASS D” has a high driving ability, it can drive speakers with pinpoint accuracy against counter-electromotive forces. (Please refer to “TECHNOLOGY” tab in this site). This allows you to enjoy the playback of music as it was recorded, raw and untouched. This is what we refer to as “REAL-SOUND”.
For the RSA-777EX we utilized “HIBIKI-ICHI” capacitors in the “Audio class switching power supply”. “HIBIKI-ICHI” was developed with the goal of rapid response and natural tone in collaboration with world renowned capacitor manufacturer “NICHICON”. The “HIBIKI-ICHI” brings out even more texture for a more musical sound.
You can see the JAPANESE KANJI on the surface of capacitor. This KANJI is pronounced as “HIBIKI-ICHI”, and ‘’HIBIKI” means vibrancy.
We further improved the “CLASS D” technology by using some newly adopted parts. “CLASS D technology” is extremely sensitive, SPEC CORP. compared many parts and found parts optimal in our pursuit of “Real Sound”. This newly improved “CLASS D” brings you all of the musical information, so you can hear all the subtleties in the recorded material. By means of these improvements, the RSA-777EX is able to reproduce higher musical resolution and more natural tonal characteristics. You will notice it is very close to live sound.
It’s an “ANALOG” amplifier
The myth that a “CLASS D” is a DIGITAL AMPLIFIER is incorrect. SPEC CORP. has adopted “Pulse Width Modulation” in our “CLASS D”. This “PWM” converts “signal amplitude” to “duration switching” through “ANALOG PROCESSING”. This system doesn’t digitize the audio signal. This is in fact type of analog amplifier because magnitude resolution is infinite, same as in an analog amplifier. “CLASS D” with PWM contributes to bring you beautiful acoustical sound. In the past, some audio makers adopted delta sigma modulation for “CLASS D” this is quite simply “1bit digital” modulation.
Class D amplifiers create very little heat.
Class D amplifier controls output voltage by switching duration of MOSFET’s. Because the output device is only a switch, the power stage generates very little heat. There are zero ventilation holes on SPEC amplifiers. As a result of this fact, we can apply “real wood” for resonance control.
Wooden side panels and insulators realize acoustic instrument-like sound
Like a musical instrument maker, we carefully select materials, select the appropriate mechanism of connecting the lumber with the metal chassis, and combine different types of lumber. An amplifier which has a high gain is sensitive to rigidity and vibration, the use of a wooden structure provides suitable vibrational dampening properties. This is precisely why we claim that an amplifier is a musical instrument.
Violin-like shaped wooden panel of RSA-777EX is the structure of sandwiching maple with spruce. Spruce dampen the vibration of chassis suitably and resonated with a music signal like a violin. As you know, “Spruce” is used in string instrument. The 3 dimensional form allows that only Maple supports main body. This design is fundamental in controlling resonance and damping. This brings out the beautiful sound of music. This example of Japanese craftsmanship originates in the historic town “Hida-Takayama”, known for its skilled wood-work and craftsmen.
Because the Class D system designed by SPEC Corp generates very little heat, the SPEC AMPLIFIER can have a sealed structure. There are no large heat sinks or cooling vents on the body of SPEC amplifiers. This means that no dust can enter. No dust and no heat cycle leads to operating reliability over a sustained period of time.
Technology within the Volume Control
Controlling amplitude is very important factor reproducing sound. A device of inferior quality will negatively impact sound quality. SPEC CORP. has adopted the electronic volume control device carefully. As indicated in the diagram below it is a completely analog circuit. The sound level is determined by a resistance ratio.
The mechanical volume knob located on the front panel only generates the control command; the audio signal doesn’t go through it. This is important for reproducing a minute signal stably. Conventional volume sometimes make the sound dull. By this system, the sound quality doesn’t vary depending upon the volume device itself. Additionally, you can enjoy great sound even if at small volume levels. In this manner, SPEC CORP. focuses on the analog processing and what to do with the analog circuit.
RSA-777EX has an exclusive amplifier circuit that is designed for headphones. The power supply and Volume Control device are common in main amplifier. You can hear the realistic sound through your headphones in the same manner as same as main amplifier. This construction method creates a pure, realistic output to drive your headphones.