New D'Agostino Progression Integrated Amplifier
D’Agostino recently announced they are releasing a new Progression Integrated Amplifier which combines the elegance and detail retrieval of the Progression Preamplifier with the power and dynamic capability of the Progression amplifier topology housed in a chassis the exudes the D’Agostino aesthetic. Built on a modular platform, the Progression Integrated fills every need of today’s music listener and audiophile.
Progression Integrated Amplifier Highlights
The analog platform provides two single ended inputs and three balanced inputs including a theater pass through. Balanced preamplifier outputs make for convenient inclusion of subwoofer(s) into a system. An optional moving coil phono module adds turntable playback to the list of features.
The Bluetooth Remote control connectivity, first used in the Progression and Momentum HD Preamplifiers, is included as part of the base package. Bluetooth connectivity eliminates line of sight issues and extends the usable range 5x versus conventional IR remote controls. An optional digital module vaults the Progression Integrated into the cutting edge of today’s digital listening environment.
The digital enhancement adds connectivity for legacy sources, both source and host USB functionality, and premier streaming functionality. Field upgradeable, the digital module adds two SPDIF coaxial, two Optical, USB-A, USB-B, and RJ-45 inputs. Roon music management with Tidal, Qobuz, and MQA digital technologies are all available features. A fully differential DAC handles PCM signals up to 24 bit/192 KHz and DSD signals up to 4xDSD (11.2 MHz).
Plenty of Power
Robust enough to drive virtually any loudspeaker, the Progression Integrated outputs 200W into 8 Ohms and 400W into 4 Ohms. A unique toroidal winding technology, first employed in the Momentum M400 amplifier, delivers greater power output from a similarly sized conventional transformer keeping the Progression Integrated surprisingly small for its capability. Internal circuitry filters RF noise from the AC powerline and compensates for asymmetric power waveforms and DC on the mains.
Two analog meters, inspired by Swiss watch faces, function as signal level meters during music playback. When volume is adjusted, the meter needles change to volume setting indicators. After adjustments are made, the meters revert back to signal level operation. The meters also function as balance, phase, and mute indicators.
The Progression Integrated will begin shipping in August 2019. Standard finishes include silver or black with custom painted finishes available upon request.