Moonriver 404 Reference integrated amplifier $4995 Review
February 10, 2021 § Leave a comment
For more longevity, he made the 404 Reference easily serviceable: It has a removable bottom that gives access to both sides. “When you have through-hole components rather than surface-mount components, and you have access to both sides of the PCB [printed circuit board], you can service the amplifier very easily,” he said. “The chip I use has a very short signal path and doesn’t have crosstalk or interference between the discrete transistors that are usually used in a power amplifier. It also includes essential protection circuits that guard against damage from overheating, short circuits, and voltage spikes. This creates the kind of transparency that only single-ended amplifiers have.