Integrated amplifier with XLR balanced inputs
Pre-amp with fully balanced analog circuitry, high power digital amp
ABLETEC Class D Power Amplifier with maximum usable 120W + 120W (4 ohm) Output
We are dedicated to finding high-output audio components that can efficiently drive full-scale speakers while achieving singular sound quality. That’s why we specifically selected the AX-501 for the AX-501 as the ABLETEC ALC0240 digital power amplifier.
Maximum power output of 120W + 120W with low power consumption of 68W (at maximum level) provides powerful, convincing sound reproduction.
This next generation integrated amplifier consumes 0.5 W in power saving mode.
XLR Balanced Input Terminals for USB DAC Balanced Connection XLR balanced output terminals have become more and more common in recent years, going beyond high-end hi-fi equipment up to compact USB DAC models. The AX-501 features XLR balanced input terminals that provide balanced connection to high-quality USB DAC equipment to cancel external noise and provide a non-transferred transmission of high-quality audio signals from the USB DAC to the power amplifier.
Full Balance to Eliminate Unwanted Analog Circuit Noise
In addition to support for balanced connections, a fully balanced approach to pre-amp analog circuits provides stable balanced signals throughout the entire AX-501 workflow until it enters the power amplifier. This configuration is very resistant to external circuit noise.
CCLC System for High Linearity Headphone Output
The AX-501 has a headphone output with optimized sound quality for headphone listening, and this feature has been increasingly popular in recent years. The CCLC (Coupling Capacitor-Less Circuit) system frees the coupling from capacitors; Ensuring having a stronger signal reaches the earphones to achieve accurate sound reproduction.
Large Capacity Toroidal-Core Power Transformer
An oversized Troidal core power transformer helps to deliver high quality sound without sacrificing energy efficiency and compact images of the unit.
Traditional diodes produce rectified noise, which negatively affects the sound of other units. To combat this, TEAC installed Schottky Barrier Diodes to provide a cleaner internal current and reduce rectification noise.
Carefully Designed Hardware Has A High-Standard Listening Environment
No Cooling Fan for Quiet Operation
Efforts to get rid of noise and provide high-quality audio playback are pointless if the amplifier itself is causing the noise. Careful selection and efficient placement of possible heat-generating components during circuit and chassis combine to create a compact, high-performance design that does not require cooling fans.
Full Metal Construction and Small Footprint for Any Desktop Installation
Not just the front panel, but both the side and top panels are made of aluminum panels and attached to a solid steel chassis. These heavy parts eliminate vibrations and allow all internal circuits to operate under stable conditions at all times. An A4 size body allows users to place the unit in small spaces. The Reference 501 series defines a new standard that fits perfectly into any modern interior with a space-saving design and timeless presence.
Multiple Inputs Allow Users to Integrate Full-Scale Hi-Fi Systems
A key feature of the AX-501 is the large number of input terminals that allow users to connect existing and future audio components to full-scale audio systems. The AX-501 includes three sets of RCA analog input terminals, in addition to the XLR input terminals ideal for USB DAC connections. The AX-501 is much more than a PC sound system with a minimalist. The speaker terminals use large terminals compatible with both banana plugs and AWG8 speaker wires for versatile speaker connections. AC power supply cord is detachable, users of 3-pin jack cover choose to upgrade to ultra-high grade AC cords.
Well Designed User Interface
A tight-torque volume with machined aluminum knobs and articulated-type main power switch ensures user safe operation. The remote control with aluminum facia gives the unit an elegant look and very precise volume control at speeds of about 0.5 dB.
The AX-501 is the most elegant feature of the 4-stage dimmable backlight (Normal, Dark, Extra Dark or Off) and dual analog meters to add to the musical atmosphere. The level meter can also be turned off.
Features at a Glance
- ALC0240 Class-D Power Amplifier by ABLETEC
- Ta used for analog circuits in the preamplifierm is a balanced approach
- Maximum 120W + 120W output power (at 4ohms impedance) for practical use
- Toroidal Core Power Transformer
- Schottky Barrier diodes for power supply circuits
- Full metal body
- Dual analog level meter with dimmable backlight
- Headphone amplifier using CCLC system
- 3RCA analog line inputs
- 1XLR analog balanced inputs
- Screw type speaker terminals (AWG8 and Banana-Plug compatible)
- Headphone out
- Aluminum weighted volume knob
- Remote control
- 3 pin AC soc