Austrian Audio – Full Score One
Unrivaled Sound Quality
Austrian Audio proudly introduces the Full Score one, their inaugural high-end headphone amplifier designed for audiophiles seeking unparalleled sound quality. Engineered akin to a low-noise power amplifier, it accommodates both low impedance headphones down to 10 Ohms and high impedance, low sensitivity headphones exceeding 300 Ohms.
The amplifier features a wide-band, fully symmetrical voltage feedback circuit with a triple emitter follower output stage biased in class B, a high-speed complementary push-pull gain stage, and a cascoded parallel differential input stage.
This meticulous design ensures minimal Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) at every output level and frequency range, allowing you to savor every detail of your favorite recordings, even with less sensitive headphones that require additional amplification.
For the ultimate headphone listening experience, the Full Score one stands as the pinnacle choice, promising an auditory journey that transcends expectations.
Unveiling True Transient Technology (TTT)
Austrian Audio presents the groundbreaking “True Transient Technology” (TTT) featured in the Full Score one. This proprietary technology ensures that the amplifier delivers the steepest transients unchanged to the listener. With a short output voltage invariant rise time and a high maximum slew rate, the amplifier preserves the recording’s full bandwidth and subtle nuances.
Conveniently, the TTT button on the front panel activates this feature. Listeners have the flexibility to enable or disable TTT based on the content being played. Some older audio productions, mixed with slower systems in mind, might benefit from disabling TTT to maintain the intended sound.
For audiophiles seeking enhanced headphone experiences, TTT proves invaluable. By revealing obscured details in music, it empowers enthusiasts to unlock the full potential of their headphones, delivering an unparalleled listening journey.
Exceptional Sound Precision and Comfort
The Full Score one ensures superior high-precision sound with its thoughtful design elements. The volume potentiometer features a custom curve, enhancing comfort during adjustments in lower ranges, eliminating the need for a gain switch.
Prior to volume control, the signal input is buffered by a high-speed, high-impedance JFET amplifier. This setup minimizes capacitive load on the source and provides maximum immunity against radio frequency interference, preserving audio quality.
The linear power supply, capable of handling multiple headphones simultaneously, guarantees optimal performance during demanding listening sessions. The fan-less design ensures noiseless operation, while the all-metal housing offers shielding, robustness, and elegance, making it suitable for various environments, from recording studios to living rooms.
Main features of Full Score one
- Ultra-fast amplifier: Minimal transient response for outstanding sound quality.
- High-end potentiometer: Eliminates the need for a gain switch and provides seamless adjustments.
- True Transient Technology (TTT): Captures extreme transients and improves fidelity.
- Switchable TTT technology: Allows for customization and compatibility with older audio material.
- Fully discrete analog amplifier design: Ensures pure, unadulterated sound reproduction.
- No ICs in the signal path: Preserves audio integrity by eliminating integrated circuits in the signal path.
- High quality components: Uses only high-quality, military-grade components for optimal performance.
- High Voltage Design: Enables higher dynamic range and improves sound depth and clarity.
- Very low noise: Delivers exceptionally clear sound with minimal background noise.
- 6 dBA SPL: Compatible with highly sensitive devices such as the Composer, providing a quiet listening experience.
- Made in Austria: Manufactured with precision and expertise in Austria, guaranteeing exceptional quality and craftsmanship.
Rich Heritage, Unparalleled Expertise
AUSTRIAN AUDIO boasts a team of former AKG personnel, renowned for their expertise and impressive patents in microphone and headphone technologies. With over 350 years of combined experience, these experts have shaped industry standards and developed best-selling microphones and high-end headphones.
Following the closure of AKG headquarters in 2017, this exceptional team reunited under the banner of AUSTRIAN AUDIO. Their mastery spans diverse engineering disciplines, including acoustic engineering, audio-electronics, mechanical design, and transducer development. Their expertise also extends to complex areas such as DSP and firmware.
With this unmatched technical prowess, AUSTRIAN AUDIO is set to revolutionize the audio industry. Their dedication to excellence promises to push boundaries, innovate relentlessly, and deliver exceptional audio solutions to audiophiles worldwide.
- Power Bandwidth: 5 Hz – 1 MHz
- THD (@ 1kHz): 0.0005 % at full load
- Recommended input voltage: 0dBV, 1Vrms
- Recommended max load (5 Hz – 20 kHz): 10 Ω – 600 Ω, max. 150 nF
- Max output voltage (5 Hz – 20 kHz): 19 dBV, 9 Vrms @ 0,01% THD
- Selfnoise: EIN 136 dB(A)
- Max slew rate: 200 V/μs
- Inputs: 2x XLR and 2x RCA (parallel)
- Outputs: 2x 6.35 mm jack and 1x XLR 4pin
- Power rating: 220 – 230 V~ / 50 Hz, max. 25 W, automatic switch to 110–120V~/60Hz
- Dimensions: 220 x 265 x 65 mm
- Weight: 2.8 kg