Di150 LE (limited edition) dual mono integrated amplifier
Got it in one
You need a simple, one-box solution that meets all of your amplification needs. But you also want ultra-high performance with a rich, detailed and crystal clear sound. Relax, you’ve come to the right place.
In essence, the Di150 LE combines many of the key elements of our D3i preamp with those of our D200i stereo power amp. Sure, there are slightly less watts in the integrated version, but you can rest assured that we’ve bent over backwards to retain as much of the earth-moving performance of the two-box combination as possible.
As a result, this amp’s performance is nothing short of impressive with true-to-concert power potential and a formidable grip on every element of the musical performance.
Catch it while you can though. ‘LE’ stands for limited edition. When they’re gone, they’re gone.
The Gamut sound
Where power meets precision and timing is everything
Power and precision, while not quite opposites, are often thought of as ‘either/or’. If you have one in spades, chances are you’re a bit less endowed with the other. When it comes to audio amplification, this poses a dilemma. Time then, for a radical rethink.
The solution, while not easy, is deceptively simple (the best solutions usually are). It’s also what sets Gamut amplifiers apart.
While most amps rely on a combination of multiple output transistors to achieve their amplification ‘oomph’, we use one single output transistor per phase, hence two per channel. That’s it. No rows of multiple bipolar transistors. Stunningly minimal and an absolute winner performance-wise.
Of course we’re not just talking about any transistor. These guys are massive – imposingly robust and immensely powerful (they can handle a peak current demand of 300 A and 100 A continuously). What’s more, the particular models we use are rare in hi-fi – you won’t find them in too many amps. The thing is, they’re an investment. But it’s an investment worth making and here’s why.
The more common approach of combining multiple output transistors (sometimes as many as 48 per channel) comes with some major sonic and technical compromises. Compromises that we simply aren’t willing to make. Think of it like multiple voices in a choir. No matter how talented or well-rehearsed the singers, the pitch and speed of each voice will vary fractionally, affecting the overall timing, clarity and dynamics of the sound. Similarly, no two transistors are exactly alike and so combinations of multiples will require all kinds of technical workarounds to combat ‘sonic smearing’. But the trouble with technical workarounds is that they tend to introduce yet more potential for sonic smearing. So a powerful amplifier built with 48 transistors is more likely to sound like a choir than one clear and consistent voice.
Gamut amplifiers use just one Herculean transistor per phase. What’s more, rather than using one NPN (negative-positive-negative) and one PNP (positive-negative-positive) transistor for each of the two channels, we stick with closely matched NPNs all-round. All of which enables our amps to meet our famously exacting standards for uber-precise timing, stunning clarity and vivid dynamics. In other words, to deliver that signature Gamut sound.
But don’t just take our word for it. Come and have a listen. We think you’ll love what you hear.
Every little thing auditioned
Every component in a Gamut amplifier is of the highest quality and has been hand-selected following intensive listening tests – from the circuit boards, via the non-magnetic chassis, to the superlative XLR connectors. No expense is spared.
So when you buy a Gamut amp you’re not paying for our brand name or for a swanky office in the best part of town. You’re investing in what goes into your amp, pure and simple.
We think you’ll hear the difference. Why not come and have a listen and judge for yourself?
Features & specifications
- 180 W per channel into 8 Ω
- 360 W per channel into 4 Ω
- 2 x XLR balanced inputs
- 4 x RCA unbalanced inputs
- Home theatre input option for use with surround sound
- All input connections gold-plated
- 1 x XLR balanced output
- 1 x RCA unbalanced output
- 1 x RCA tape output
- 1 x speaker output
- All output connections gold-plated
- 20 kΩ unbalanced
- 40 kΩ balanced
- 20 – 25 kHz +/- 0.1 dB
TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION
- @1 kHz <0.05%
SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO
- > 100 dB ‘A weighted’
- 100 W idle (min. consumption in ‘on’ mode)
IN-BUILT PERFORMANCE MONITORING
- Every Gamut amplifier has an error-checking start-up sequence that goes through several condition checks, lasting a few seconds, before allowing full operation.
- A complex protection circuitry can detect DC errors, high-level subsonic signals, long-term ultrasonic signals, high temperatures and low impedance loads.
MADE IN DENMARK
- 100% designed and built in Denmark
SIZE & WEIGHT
- Dimensions (mm): 158 (height) / 430 (width) / 440 (depth)
- Dimensions (inches): 6.22 (height) / 16.93 (width) / 17.32 (depth)
- Product weight: 27 kg
- Shipping weight: 31 kg
- 5 years
The Di150 LE sports a sleek, minimalist Scandinavian design featuring black, non-magnetic steel bodywork with the option of either a black or a silver anodized aluminium front panel.
Black anodized aluminium
Silver anodized aluminium
Awards & reviews
“A champion of pace and timing… utterly natural and engaging… the soundstage is seamless.”
“The Di150 is all you ever need for a world class system.“
Tone Audio, December 2016
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“A perfect solution… I heartily recommend that you get to your nearest dealer and check out the Di150.”
Audiophilia.com, February 2016
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“The most transparent integrated amplifier I have ever had the pleasure of auditioning. The promise and the possibilities are endless.”
Enjoy The Music.com, July 2015
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“A world-class amp… incredibly detailed and fast, capable of delivering the full spectrum of micro-dynamic details from the deepest bass to the highest overtone, without ever losing its tight grip on the soundstage.”
Record Collector News, January 2015
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