Flerovium. That’s the 114th element in the periodic table, “a super-heavy extremely radioactive synthetic element named after the Flerov Laboratory of Nuclear Reactions of the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research in Dubna, Russia where it was discovered in 1998.” As Element 114, it also is the newest stereo amplifier from Merrill Audio. It does [email protected] Ω and keeps doubling down into 2Ω. Without any feedback and claimed zero dead time between its on/off switching, it uses a class D circuit with gallium nitride output transistors and LLC-resonant power supply with custom transformer as inductor. “This ultra-low noise power supply gives the amplifier its seemingly limitless supply of power and ultra-low noise floor at full power.” It comes in polished black nickel with rose gold fascia and accents. A 20A AC inlet provides for a tighter connection. The Teflon XLR input has rhodium-plated silver pins. The speaker binding posts are pure copper. Gain is 26dB.
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