This is for anyone interested in owning a very special class D amplifier that will be your last ever purchase. OVERVIEW OF HYPEX NC1200 We are exited to offer our new Hypex NC1200 based amplifier using Hypex's best module and Nord REV D buffer boards. Until recently the Hypex NC1200 was only available to a few Manufactures and with amplifiers costing upwards of £10K. We had access to the module but with a minimum pricing policy of £6.5K decided was to expensive for a boutique manufacture like Nord. A recent change in pricing policy means we are free to price as we feel fit. Without the expensive infrastructure of distributors , dealers, Reps, advertising, shows and other expensive we can bring you this exhaulted amplifier at a reasonable cost. Using Hypex NC1200 modules powered by Hypex SMPS1200A700 PSU's and a bespoke Nord Buffer designed specifically for the NC1200 and housed in our SE case work. The amp is packed with high end components from mains inlet to the speaker binding posts. Furutech FI-06 solid Copper Gold IEC mains inlet with Furutech FP-SO22N mains cable throughout. Furutech FT-786F R Rhodium XLR Sockets. WBT-0705Ag Signature Nextgen Solid Silver Conductor binding posts and connected by Neotech UP-OCC 14AWG Solid OCC Copper wire. Fuses TBC. No sonic stone unturned. The new NC1200 bufferboard uses two Op Amps per channel and runs even further into Class A delivering up to 250mA of Class A current fed into the Hypex NC1200 module. The result is more tonal depth, dramatic improvement in bass, even greater depth of soundstage, slightly more detail all wrapped in a balance of rich texture and harmonics, bottom-end presence , amazing dynamics, exquisite resolution in the mids and upper frequencies, and a fully revealed, fully dimensional sound stage Headroom and listening volumes have increased and all combine in a totally musical non fatiguing Class A sound. Gone, if there was any hint, of solid state amplifier. The MKI uses REV C Buffer Board with choice of Sparkos SS3602 or Sonic Imagery 994 Op Amps. After an intense development and Op Amp evaluation we tried 3 op amps, from John Hardy, Sonic Imagery and Sparkos Labs. Despite excellent reports on the John Hardy 990C we preferred the Sparkos 2590 and Sonic Imagery 990 Enh. Both are excellent the difference in presentation is less than with the previous versions we used. We much prefer the Sonic Imagery. The Power sections Panasonic electrolytic capacitors value were chosen to deliver the best and fastest combination of attack and sustain the bass notes, small values have a faster flinch capacity to deliver crisp bass. To small and they run out of power to deliver sustained bass. We evaluated multiple devices before settling on 22uF. The new REV D buffer will also accept the two previous Op amps The SI994 and the Sparkos SS3602 in DIP8 packages. We have also further enhanced the peripheral circuit implementing further counter noise reduction. The new REV D is 100% compatible with our previous MKI amp and offer upgrades to the new spec. The new amp also benefits from a new symmetrical internal and rear panel layout resulting in shorter internal cable runs. We have also rebated the front Stainless Steel switch for a cleaner front panel (photos are not rebated) which has a Dim and Off setting via the back panel. Colin sells direct without the need of dealers margins to keep costs low, If you are interested you can contact Colin direct please mention the Steve Hoffman forums as the place you heard about the amplifier, Colin is always trying to keep costs low and tries to avoid advertising overheads he will appreciate you telling him you read about the amplifier hear on Steve Hoffman Forums.