Today’s high-end audio has become all about mixing circuit topologies and parts to make a sonic blend that the designer thinks “sounds about right”. All circuits change the signal audibly, so one has to get to grips with more complicated ones that don’t. I analyse every sub-circuit mathematically and look for ways to eliminate every error term. I listen to search for unexpected sources of colouration. These are then included into the math and the whole process repeats.
For instance, the Mola-Mola “Kaluga” stereo preamplifier is based on the world’s most sought after class D technology: Ncore. Also designed by Bruno Putzeys, this circuit packs 20 years of research and experience into non-linear control theory. Unprecedentedly low distortion, noise and output impedance combine into what scores of enthusiastic users unanimously describe as “no sonic signature at all”. Just music, glorious music.
After every stage has proven immaculate performance, the same is done with the whole product and so problem spots get methodically rooted out before they hide themselves and become “audible but not measurable”. The result is something never before heard of in high end audio: amplifiers and converters whose output signal cannot be distinguished, by ear, from the input signal. So what does that sound like? In a few words: natural, nimble, rich and musically enthralling.
– Bruno Putzeys, co-founder & designer
– Jan-Peter van Amerongen, co-founder & director
Contact us for a music and audio consultant near you to take the Mola-Mola high fidelity challenge. Bring your favorite recordings and some sonically challenged ones, and let our consultants show you what you are missing all these years. For more information about Mola-Mola, visit our website.