At its heart there is a strong power linear supply with RC filtering, It has a semi-symmetrical circuit topology for both the pre and power amplifier sections. As with all EA amplifier the inputs are switched by high quality relays.
The power amp section is a class AB MOSFET 100W fully discrete design.
It has 6 inputs, one of which a dedicated to a new, fully discrete MM Phono (turntable) with the remaining 5 being for line sources such as CD, DAC’s, Streamers, tuners, tape recorders. There is a fixed output for recording or other slave devices such as an external headphone amplifier.
The front panel has a dedicated professional 6.3mm 1/4″ Neutrik headphone socket which switches off the loudspeakers when inserted. This is driven from the class A pre-amp output and not taken from the power-amp and resisted down, as is usual, this ensures the listener a much superior result.
Other possible upgrade options include an optional pre-amp output allowing you to upgrade with the addition of a power amplifier like our P5 which can then be used in bi-amp mode.
The IA5/2 is available in the following anodised colours: Black, Gun Metal Grey and Titanium SIlver.
For more information on how we have achieved this please go to www.edwardsaudio.co.uk/howwedoit