Audio Magic Brings Copland Back to Australia
A passion for audio engineering and a love for valves turned a dream into a reality with the founding of Copland in Denmark in the mid-1980s. Now, the brand is available in Australia once again.
Founded by Ole Møller, his decades of experience in the audio industry is recognised worldwide for the development of class-leading amplifiers and cd-players.
Available in over 35 countries across the globe, today's lineup of products consists of a small but highly refined range, including four integrated amplifiers, two power amplifiers, and a universal DAC/Preamp/and headphone amplifier.
Audio Magic, the Melbourne based distributor of many boutique brands including Harbeth, Ayre Acoustics, Lumin, TelluriumQ and many more, are pleased to bring Copland Audio back to the Australian audiophile market.
Available now is the Copland CSA100 Hybrid Integrated Amplifier with DAC and Phono preamplifier. One of Møller's latest designs, the CSA100 combines the advantages of tubes and transistor amplification using the synectic design concept that previously has made Copland hybrid amplifiers widely acclaimed.
One tube is responsible for the CSA100 line amplification and the efficiency of this single tube layout is astonishing. The double triode tube runs at high voltage in setup for maximum linearity, taking care of the voltage amplification only. A MOS-FET circuitry delivers the brute force driving the line stage output and feedback circuitry, thus securing a firm handshake between the world of electronic tubes governed by voltage and the current controlled transistor technology.
The CSA100 features a single chassis machined from aluminium alloy to avoid magnetic interference. The phono stage caters for both moving magnet or high output moving coil cartridges.
The DAC features multiple S/PDIF inputs, PCM, and DSD capabilities using the ES9018 Reference 32-bit DAC in quad-mono configuration, 8 mono to 2 stereo configuration. The USB input supports 2.0 PCM 24/32 bit data transfer to 384 kHz, including native DSD64 and high-resolution DSD128.
Ole Møller makes no apologies when he says:
If you prefer the warm and nice coloured charm of some older tube designs look elsewhere, the CSA100 tube line stage is made for monitoring. In this application, the tube provides life, headroom and dynamics hard to find in amplifiers relying on solid stage technology only.
The Copland CSA100 is available now and sells in Australia for $6,600 RRP. The CSA70 and CSA150 amplifiers are said to be available soon.
StereoNET’s Founder and Publisher, born in UK and raised on British Hi-Fi before moving to Australia where he worked as an Engineer in both the audio and mechanical fields.