AGD Andante

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AGD Andante

Product Description

The AGD Andante is the perfect companion for the Vivace or The Audion GaNTube Monoblocks. Crafted with the same care and dedication as all AGD products, the Andante is a superior musical preamplifier that combines all the best of the analog and the digital technology available today.

The AGD Andante is a fully balanced analog design with four analog inputs and three analog outputs. The phono stage input is configurable for MC or MM cartridges. All analog circuits are fully shielded and separated from Digital Boards. A set of dedicated ultra-low noise LDO supply stage and high-dynamic low noise professional grade instrumentation amplifiers complete the output buffer stage.

The volume control is completely passive, with high precision resistors in a 256 steps ladder attenuator configuration. The Andante has full HD Streaming Capability (DLNA, UPNP, AirPlay, ROON) via Ethernet port, and has full AptX-Bluetooth compliance functionality.

With a state of the art USB module, based on the latest XMOS chipset that can decode any audio format available today (from MP3 to DSD512), and its professional grade 32bit-384kHz R2R DAC with DSP functions, the AGD “ANDANTE” is a complete audiophile Analog and Digital Reference Preamplifier that delivers unique set of features capable to meet the utmost musical standards of any demanding audiophile.

Technical Specifications

Diving down into the details

Phono Input MM Input Impedance: 47kΩ, S/N ≤ -80db
Phono Input MC Input Impedance: 420Ω, S/N ≤-70db
Phono Input RIAA Accuracy: <0.5dB
Phono Input Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz ±0.1db
THD%: ≤0.03%
Line Analog Inputs: 2 Single ended (RCA2, RCA3), 1 XLR inputs (XLR)
Line Analog Frequency Response: 1Hz-100kHz ±0.2db
Analog Outputs XLR Output x1
Analog Outputs RCA Outputs x2
Analog Outputs Impedance: <50ohm
Analog Outputs Frequency Response: 1Hz-100kHz ±0.2db
Analog Outputs THD+N (Balanced): ≤0.005%
Analog Outputs THD+N (Single Ended): ≤0.009%
Analog Outputs S/R: ≥110db
Analog Outputs: Direct output coupling
Digital Inputs USB: x1
Digital Inputs AES/EBU (XLR): x1
Digital Inputs Coax: x1
Digital Inputs TOSLINK: 1 TOSLINK (max sample rate 192 kHz)
Digital Inputs LAN: 1 LAN (Ethernet Port for streaming audio only )
DNLA: 1.5
USB: XMOS XU208 Process based Chipset
USB Frequency: 44.1kHz, 48kHz, 88.2kHz, 96kHz, 176.4kHz, 192kHz, 352.8kHz, 384kHz, 705.6kHz, 768kHz
USB Resolution: 16, 24 & 32-bit.
USB DSD64 (2.8224MHz and 3.0720MHz), DSD128 (5.6448MHz and 6.1440MHz) and DSD256 (11.2896MHz and 12.2880MHz), DSD512 (22.5792MHz and 24.576MHz).
Streaming Functionality DNLA, UPnP, ROON, AirPlay (via LAN port)
Bluetooth aptX
Net Dimension 11”x 11”x 3.5” (280 x 280 x 90mm)
Remote Infrared
Trigger Output 12V, 0.1A DC (Custom Request)
Flight Case Dimension 22”x 18”x 10” (560 x 457 x 254mm)
Net Weight 22lb/10kg
Gross Weight 29lb/13kg
Input voltage Universal (110-240V, 50-60Hz)