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HOLFI INTEGRA 88 S.E.
The Signature Edition Non Feedback Integrated Amplifier
 


The INTEGRA 88 S.E. is the biggest of Holfi's intergrated amplifiers. In spite of it's family name, the INTEGRA 88 S.E. is a mixture of the more expensive pre- & power amplifiers of the Signature Edition series. The INTEGRA 88 S.E. includes the same 800 VA power transformer (plus almost 100.000 µ F) as used in the Power NB2 S.E. and all critical components and circuitry also comes from the more expensive pre- & power combinations.

Compact high end: By having all the electronics mounted on one large double sided printed circuit board and by using the most modern and compact size high end quality capacitors, the INTEGRA 88 S.E. shortcomes the traditional setbacks of making big intergrated amplifiers.

Muscular yet refined music reproduction: The INTEGRA 88 S.E. really fulfills the potetial of a big intergrated amplifier. A huge soundstage with enormoues power and musicality and refinment to fit even the most expensive setups. Make a match with your favourite speaker and the Xaurus CD-player combined with the best cables (i.e. Audioquest & Cardas) and you will experience a system perfectly balanced with all the speed, power and drama you could imagine.

 
 

INTEGRA 88 is constructed totally without use of global feedback, and it utilizes only long term tested and measured bipolar transistors.

INTEGRA 88 is made only from high quality Audio Grade components in view of the high sound quality and a long lifetime.

INTEGRA 88 has a remote-controlled volumemeter from ALPS, but not used as a direct part of the signal path. Specially selected fixed resitors are put both in series and in parallel of the volume meter to improve the sound quality radically.

INTEGRA 88 have two Line Inputs and Speaker Output terminated with gold plated solid copper terminals from WBT.

Overdimensioned power supply to speed up any speaker on the market.
INTEGRA 88 has a nominal output of "only" 2 x 125 Watts at 8W, but it is backed up with an 800 VA torroidal transformer and almost 100,000 µF in the capacitor section. Due to the non feedback circuitry and the heavy power supply, the INTEGRA 88 can drive any difficult speaker load with ease. As such you will experience no speakers on the market lacking power even during the most powerful passages in the music.

Carefully selected components in construction.
All the electronics of the INTEGRA 88 are placed on one large double sided printed curcuit board. The same applies to the goldplated WBT & RCA Phono sockets, the special made goldplated input selector and the motorized volume control from ALPS. Capacitors in signal path are special Audio Grade copper foil capacitors and all "standard" resistors are selected carbon film resistors, and finally are all critical resitors directly terminated solid carbon resistors.

Impedance matching for signal cables
INTEGRA 88 is equipped with a fixed 800W input impedance for the CD input. The 800W make a much closer approach to the characteristic impedance of signal cables. By utilizing the 800W input inpedance a much better stereo perspective is obtained with much better point of source in the soundstage.

Muscular yet refined musical reproduction.
INTEGRA 88 really fulfills the potential of a big integrated amplifier. A huge soundstage with enormoues power and a musicality and refinement to fit even the most expensive setups. Make a match with your favourite speaker and the Holfi Xaurus CD-player combined with the best cables from i.e. audioquest & Cardas and you will experience a system perfectly balanced with all the speed, power and drama you could imagine.

 
Technical Data
Size - Weight 45.5 (W) x 34 (D) x 10 (H) - 15 Kg (31 lbs).
Current comsumption Standby : 15W
Operated : 15W-800W
Rating (220V AC) 2 x 125W / 8W
2 x 200W / 4W
Peak current 30A / 0,6W
THD < 0,12% / 1W / 8W
< 0,38% / 60W / 8W
Gain bandwidth +0, -3 dB : 5 Hz - 110 kHz
Output impedance <0,25W
Sensivity 250mV
Input Impedance 800 W : CD
15 KW : Other inputs
 
Link to a review by TNT Audio
Link to a review by Star Online


 


 
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