Crayon CFA-1.2 – Stereo Amplifier £4,400
Crayon Audio CIA-1 – Stereo Amplifier £2,400
Crayon Audio CIA-1T – Stereo Amplifier £4,790
The CIA-1 T BLACK hardly differs from the CIA-1, at least on the outside – apart from the bigger heatsink, WBT loudspeaker terminals and WBT RCA sockets.
The CIA-1 T BLACK: Special on the inside
The CIA-1 T BLACK features a more powerful power adaptor, thus enabling it to much higher output (2 x 180 Watts/4 Ohm), with wiring of 99.99% silver in combination with expensive high-end semiconductor components. Display and menu have been omitted in favor of LED indicators for channel and MM/MC switching.
The chosen channels are indicated by illuminated LED´s, which also show the on/off sequences. The LED labeled MC indicates Moving Coil (LED on) or Moving Magnet (LED off) operation.
The position of the Poti indicates the volume. Everything apart from volume and channel selection (and MC/MM switching) has been stripped. Channels can be selected using a touch key or the remote control. Volume is adjusted using a motor-potentiometer by ALPS.
Channel switching is done using CMOS-switches featuring circuit design found in professional studio equipment and ensures great stopband attenuation.