The Topaz AM10 is an excellent entry-level integrated amplifier, perfect for the discerning ear on a budget. "rock-solid units that provide a rewarding array of the musical thrills
and finesse you'd expect when getting started in the high end. No little
-Neil GaderThe Absolute Sound September 8th, 2010
Rediscover Your Music! Topaz is a new line of excellent value separates designed from the ground-up in the UK, designed to break you into the world of hi-fi without breaking the bank. With a range of powerful iPod/MP3 supporting amplifiers, an integrated receiver and feature-brimming CD players, Topaz can make a cost-effective contribution to your setup regardless of what format you prefer, and you won’t be skimping on top-notch sound.
The Topaz AM10 is the integrated amplifier concept in this line. It boasts five RCA inputs, one of which is a phono-stage that supports moving-magnet or moving-coil output levels, a real boon in this price range. It has full tone and balance controls, easily readable by the front display, and also features a remote, which can control the Topaz CD10 CD-player as well.
The classy brushed-aluminum front panel features a quarter-inch headphone jack, as well as an eighth-inch mini input, so you can plug in from a portable MP3 or CD-player, adding to this component’s great versatility for home use.
Listening to the AM10 gives you a spacious sound-stage, with a very full dynamic response, tapering softer towards the extreme ends of the frequency range. The tone controls allow you to tweak to match whatever styles of music you prefer. At 35 Watts-per-channel, the Topaz AM10 provides depth and sweet musicality for a small to medium-sized room. Its variety of inputs, simple interface, and sleek looks make it the perfect centerpiece for your home-entertainment center.
TAS Review "Both Topaz rookies are rock-solid units that provide a rewarding array of the musical thrills and finesse you'd expect when getting started in the high end. No little leaguers here."
35 Watts per channel
5 x rear mounted source inputs
1 x front MP3 line input
Integrated phono stage for turntable connection
Full remote control
Power Output: 35 watts (into 8 Ohms)
Frequency Response: (-3dB) 5Hz - 50kHz
S/N: (ref 1W) >82dB (unweighted)
THD (unweighted): <0.01% @ 1kHz, 80% of rated power,<0.15% 20Hz - 20kHx, 80% of rated power