Constellation Integrated 1.0
If you have ever listened to a Constellation Audio amplifier and become smitten, but needed a smaller package for a regular room, and you weren't ready to invest $200,000 for one of their reference models, the Integrated comes at a price that working people can afford.
Delivering plenty of power, 100 WPC into 8 Ohms (and twice that into 4), a full array of balanced and single-ended inputs and outputs, a home theater bypass, and an included headphone amp, the Inspiration INTEGRATED 1.0 provides the easiest entrance into the world of Constellation Audio.
Like all Constellation Audio products, the Inspiration INTEGRATED 1.0 takes full advantage of shared family technologies. Its design is based on the award-winning Inspiration PREAMP 1.0 and STEREO 1.0, combining the preamplifier and half of the stereo amplifier on a single chassis.
"The Constellation Audio Integrated 1.0 delivered more impressively than any integrated amp I've heard in my system. I've tried some other big names such as Audio Research and Parasound, but neither had the ability to bring it home like the Integrated 1.0"
"On the continuum of sound from tiny delicate bells to bombastic orchestral pieces and everything in between, the Constellation Integrated 1.0 delivered. My beloved Three Blind Mice jazz came through the Integrated absolutely unscathed and was presented without alteration to the speakers of my choice"
"The Integrated was a black hole of silence that held the music out on a three-dimensional pedestal. As an audio writer, the Integrated 1.0 is an indispensable tool of transparency. As a music-loving audiophile, the Integrated 1.0 is an indispensable piece of a large or small system capable of delivering endless enjoyment. Unequivocally recommended and CASH Listed" read the review in Audiophile Style
"You do pay for the fabulous aesthetic and build quality that you get with an amplifier like this but it’s hard to find an alternative of equal musical and resolving powers in a more affordable box, quite often you have to pay more. It’s not a power thing of course, it’s clarity, transparency and vanishing distortion, that’s what makes a great amplifier. Qualities that are hard to quantify but very easy to hear and enjoy. Even if you can’t afford the entry price I recommend you audition this or one of the Constellation pre/power amps, it’s better to have loved and lost as they say and a brief glimpse of audio nirvana is better than none" read the review in Ear
"As I listened to classic Dire Straits tracks like “Telegraph Road” and “Private Investigations,” cuts laden with macro-and micro-dynamic information, cavernous soundstaging, and imaging cues, it was marvelous to experience afresh the nuance and scale buried in these grooves. During the Copland “Fanfare for the Common Man” [Reference], a high-energy recording that can cause lesser amps to grow a little weak in the knees, the Integrated 1.0 merely skated along, its reserves seemingly untapped (although its enclosure did get a little warmer to the touch)" go to the review
Type: Integrated stereo amplifier
Inputs: 2x RCA single-ended, 2x XLR balanced
Outputs: XLR balanced
Input impedance: RCA 10 kOhms, XLR 20 kOhms
Speaker outputs: screw-down terminals for spades/bare wire
Headphone output: 6.3mm jack
Rated output power: 100W into 8 Ohms, 200W into 4 OHms
Supplied accessories: IR remote control
Dimensions H x W x D: 140 x 432 x 483mm