Exposure 3510 Pre and Stereo Power Amps Announced
Exposure has released the 3510 pre/ power amplifier combination as a follow-up to the well-received 3510 integrated.
The 3510 integrated amplifier replaced and improved upon the 3010S2D of the outgoing 3010 series. So now it's the turn of the 3010 series pre- and power amplifiers to hang up their hats, as they are similarly replaced by superior 3510 models.
The 3510 pre-amplifier sports six line inputs, with the option to substitute one of these to fit an MC or MM phono module or a plug-in DAC. There are two main RCA outputs and a tape output. We're informed that high-quality relays are used for input source selection, while audio output stages use discrete transistor class A output buffers.
You also get the choice of fixed or variable gain on the AV input, allowing configuration as either a regular stereo input or a fixed gain home cinema input.
Exposure states that the 3510 preamp features all discrete transistors in the gain stage with a hybrid power supply circuit designed to ensure low noise on the supply rails to the gain stage. In addition, input switching and volume tracking of the PCB have been further optimised for less crosstalk.
Meanwhile, the 3510 stereo power amplifier is said to deliver 110W RMS per channel into 8 Ohms, making it ideal for driving difficult speaker loads, particularly in bi-amping mode with the 3510 integrated amplifier. We are told to expect enhanced linearity and lower distortion at high power output, plus extra smoothing to the power supply.
Both components feature Exposure's signature minimalist design, with aluminium casework and extruded front panel to control resonance and stray electro-magnetic fields. Both are available in black or titanium, priced at $2,999 RRP each.
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