The Home Smart Audio integrated amplifier, which the American company Dense presented as a project on Kickstarter, will fit perfectly on an A4 paper sheet – there will also be room. This is the second product in the Dense portfolio – we wrote about the company ‘s debut with the Dense Adapt Reference DAC headphone amplifier.
Dense Home Smart Audio also features an on-board DAC, an ESS chipset that receives signal from two USB-C connectors. That being said, the USB to HDMI conversion function makes Dense Home Smart Audio a worthy TV partner.
The audio amplifier is ready to receive either via Bluetooth or analog RCA input. The output signal is provided in both balanced (XLR) and unbalanced (RCA) versions.
Dense Home Smart Audio endpoints are built on Burr-Brown components. These are class D modules, so the manufacturer emphasized the economy, and therefore the environmental friendliness of the new product.
Dense Home Smart Audio delivers 35W in each stereo channel or 70W in bridged mode. In the latter case, the Dense StereoConnect function makes it easy to connect two amplifiers in a double power stereo version. The novelty is ready to work as a headphone amplifier.
The top panel of the Dense Home Smart Audio aluminum enclosure is made of Corian acrylic artificial stone. Available in Limestone White or Rock Black. The project has already raised more than a third of the required $ 10,000 on Kickstarter. However, there is still time to complete the project.
On Kickstarter, the Dense Home Smart Audio amplifier will cost $ 400. The regular price is expected to be double that. The first deliveries of finished products are scheduled for July.