As with all things purchased, you reach a point where quality and price intersect. Spend more and you don't gain in quality. Spend less and you lose a significant amount in quality. For over a decade Mondial Designs has been internationally recognized as the company that creates the value in audio components. We have a clear understanding of how to engineer and manufacture audio components at the point where the highest quality and lowest price intersect.
The obvious proof of Acurus' value is that these components are fully handcrafted in America for the price of mass produced foreign product. In many cases, Acurus is actually lower priced than the lower quality imports.
Over 20% More Power
Although most people determine an amplifier's power by the 8 ohm impedance power rating, all better quality speakers have varying impedance. The second generation of Acurus amplifiers have increased their continuous power into the more difficult to drive lower impedances by over 20 percent. This increased drive and control improves the performance of higher quality loudspeakers.
Engineered for Both Music and Movies
Acurus amplifiers are engineered with the understanding that they will need to be exceptional with two-channel music reproduction as well as with home theater. We, therefore, created two and three channel amplifiers to fulfill the power requirements of the various speakers in a system. Even our five-channel A125X5 amplifier has separate two channel and three channel sections. The stereo section has additional heat sink cooling to provide over 150 watts per channel of continuous power for the two main front speakers.
Symmetrical Channel Configuration
This second generation of Acurus product has evolved into high-end amplifiers of exceptional smoothness. This smoothness was not achieved at the expense of detail. The ability to retrieve detail found within the original source has actually been improved. Our new Symmetrical Channel Configuration reduces harshness and inter-channel anomalies allowing for the increased smoothness and detail.
Made in the USA
All Acurus amplifiers are made in the USA.
Real Glass Epoxy Circuit Boards
Unlike many other amplifiers in the Acurus price range, all of our amplifiers employ glass epoxy circuit boards. Is glass epoxy really superior to the paper circuit boards found in the mass-produced product? Absolutely. That's why all medical and military equipment specifies glass epoxy.
Heavy Gauge Copper Wire Wound Toroidal Transformers
Instead of El or thin-gauge toroid transformers, all Acurus amplifiers have very heavy gauge copper wire toroidal transformers for continuous power into lower impedance, real world speaker loads. Some amplifiers, selling at over twice the price of Acurus, use only small transformers found in noisy car stereo power supplies in the name of efficiency.