MASTERSOUND Evolution 845 “Ventanni” Special Limited Edition amplifier, ex-display, zero hours, fully boxed, absolutely immaculate (£20,000 New)
A really limited edition of only 20 numbered pieces, to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the beginning of its production.
The Evolution 845 is Mastersound’s reference integrated amplifier, the most internationally awarded. The last success in 2013 during the Munich Hi-end show with the prestigious Award for Best Image hifi integrated amplifier. The constant evolution of this amplifier has allowed Mastersound to reach ever higher quality standards and performance to impress the most discerning listeners.
At first glance you can see a modern look, with a strong character. The chrome plate and transformer caps are reflected on black frame. The side panels were coated with a carbon foil and adorned with a beautiful brushed lacquer hand. In the rear panel they were included for the first time also xlr jacks and a special nickel-gold plated finish.
Inside the amplifier has required special attention. A long one by one selection of Mastersound’s best components installed over ther refined gold boards. Only high quality silver tin was used, and totally lead-free. It benefits the sound image, more transparent and focused. Plenty of harmonic nuances, never so rich and engaging.
Mastersound is world famous for its inimitable output transformers, bent manually in its laboratories directly from the designer Luciano Sanavio. For this special edition delicate Litz copper wire was used for the windings. Luciano is able to use the delicate Litz with absolute mastery. Listening to the sound the resolution is more refined and airy. Mastersound’s output transformers have large benefits in terms of dynamics, but this edition with Litz wire reduces the distances between the reproduction of the sound and the disruptive live listening even more. The experience becomes so real as to create deep emotions, impossible to describe.
Evolution 845 “Twenty years” is not a project born for normal production, and like an haute couture dress, takes a long time and special attention, but it is a challenge Mastersound face with enthusiasm.