Limited Edition

Celebrating Audionet’s legendary integrated amp’s 20 years anniversary we present the best SAM ever: the strictly limited SPECIAL EDITION SAM 20 SE (20th Anniversary).

A milestone in German amplifier construction:

  • New MOSFET power transistors with extremely low series resistance for a higher and more detailed fidelity in transient response (as used in the new worldwide benchmark WATT).
  • Extremely potent and acutely fast power supply, guaranteed by an encapsulated and cast-in 700 VA toroid transformer and new extremely low impedance and exceedingly fast audio-grade main capacitors with a 25% higher capacitance of 15,000 μF instead of 12,000 μF as before (total sum of 120,000 μF instead of 96,000 μF).
  • Further optimized inner wiring, all signal cables are made of silver and gold providing highest resolution and finest details.
  • New high grade mica capacitors in all places with crucial affect on sound. Their natural materials ensure a unique neutrality of sound.
  • Engraved front panel and re-designed back panel.
  • Dedicated SAM 20 SE Audionet metal remote control.
  • Inbuilt Phono card with the following improvements:
    • New integrated OpAmps of highest grade with extremely low-noise and fast FET inputs.
    • Optimized mica capacitors throughout. Their natural materials ensure a unique neutrality of sound.

Features

Function

Microprocessor controlled integrated amplifier.

 

Special Features

  • Strictly limited edition
  • Audionet ULA-Technologie (Ultra Linear Amplifier)
  • Completely DC-coupled, no capacitors in the signal path
  • Encapsulated toroid transformer with 700 VA
  • New audio-grade capacitors with 25% more filtering capacitance totalling 120,000 μF
  • New MOSFETs
  • New high grade mica capacitors in all places with crucial affect on sound
  • Onwards optimized gold-doped, pure silver, solid core signal cabling
  • Home cinema mode (bypass-mode) for easy home cinema integration
  • Microprocessor with its own power supply controls, handles all functions
  • Headphones output electronically switchable
  • Remote activation of other Audionet components via Audionet Link (optical fiber)
  • Included phono card with integrated OpAmps of highest quality and FET inputs as well as optimized mica capacitors
  • Engraved front panel and new back panel
  • Dedicated SAM 20 SE Audionet metal remote control

 

In- and Outputs

Audio inputs: 5 pair RCA line, gold-plated, teflon insulated
1 pair XLR balanced, gold-plated
Audio outputs: 1 pair RCA, gold-plated, teflon insulated (Pre-Out)
1 pair RCA, gold-plated, teflon insulated (Rec-Out)
6,3 mm jack plug for headphone (switchable)
Loudspeaker outputs: 2 pair Furutech Rhodium 4mm-jacks
Remote activation: 1 Audionet Link (out), optical

Specifications

Technical Data

Output: 110 Watt into 8 Ω
200 Watt into 4 Ω
Filtering capacity: 120,000 μF
Damping Factor: > 1,000 at 100 Hz
Frequency Response: 0 – 500,000 Hz (-3 dB)
Harmonic Spectrum: k2 typ. -101 dB, @1kHz, 25 W/4 Ω
k3 typ. -106 dB, @1kHz, 25 W/4 Ω
THD + N: < -100 dB @1kHz, 25 W/4 Ω
SNR: > 103 dB (A-weighted)
Channel Separation: > 93 dB @ 1 kHz
Input Impedance: Line-input: 10 kΩ, 150 pF
XLR-input: 3 kΩ, 170 pF
Mains connection: 220..240 V / 50..60 Hz or 110..120 V / 50..60 Hz
Power Consumption: < 1 W stand-by, max. 700 W
Dimensions: width 430 mm
height 110 mm
depth 360 mm
Weight: 15 kg

Finish

Front panel: Brushed aluminium, silver anodized, text & symbols engraved
or
Brushed aluminium, black anodized, text & symbols engraved
Display: Red or blue
Cover: Brushed aluminium, 4 mm, black anodised
Sides: Brushed aluminium, 8 mm, black anodised
Chassis: Sheet steel, black varnished

Reference

Press comments on SAM 20 SE

Stereo Video Magazine (Poland) 7/2018

“Setting the Amplifier SAM 20 SE is a matter of minutes. Streamed music in Hi-Res (96 and 192 kHz) has no error. Extreme bandwidth ensures unpainted transmission. The 200 watts power is a prerequisite for a sufficient dynamic range for loud listening and medium-sensitive loudspeaker systems. The amplifier has a high damping factor and speakers for unusual performance. The basses are incredibly deep, while maintaining firm contours. The top of the band is finely detailed and clean. The Phono Entrance is great and is not just a cheap addition to the sixth entrance.”

 

Audiotechnique 4/2018 (Hong Kong)

“SAM 20 SE sounds extremely natural, I feel that I can get in touch with the singer through her voice.

SAM 20 SE inherits Audionets knowledge of high end engineering and 20 years of continued research in natural sound reproduction. Without additional colouration, it reproduces every micro detail from the source material.”

 

STEREO 02/2018

“The 20 SE enhances the strengths of the “standard” SAM model to perfection, demonstrating the potential of the SAM G2 circuitry – but only for a limited time: when all 200 of these special amps are sold, they’re gone, so this is one well worth seeking out, and soon.”

 

Press comments on the predecessors

IMAGE Hifi

“SAM alone is the best integrated I’ve heard so far.”

 

STEREO

“The SAM G2 ist the full monty – a total audiophile heavyweight beyond all price categories.”

 

Olaf Sturm, hifi&records/i-fidelity.net

“New SAM G2 defines his class for sure…dynamics, spatial abilities and a level of musicality far above his price point…Audionet SAM G2 hereby gets the most important badge of honour: Reference for integrated amplifiers!”

 

Video, Domácí, Kino Czech Republic

“The integrated amplifier Audionet SAM G2 is a consequently build analogue hifi-amplifier, with contemporary design and a perfect sound reproduction.

Sound: 100%
Configuration: 95%
Handling: 95%

 

AV-Magazin.de Germany

“Exceptional strength and generosity in all areas are paired with exceptional definition and subtlety. When playing challenging music, the SAM G2 makes an almost Olympian impression. […] Audionet’s SAM G2 is true audiophile bargain. […] one day it will become a classic”

 

What HiFi England

“This is an impressing product, one of the best constructed amplifiers we have ever seen. […] Only few rivals can reproduce deep frequencies with such control and resolution. […] it is the articulation and the rapidness, that points out the SAM in this section. […] Audionet’s SAM is a deeply impressing main amplifier.”

 

Audioart Taiwan

“Best recommended.”

 

Av Extreme Greece

“A state-of-the-art amplifier. […] It is really unique.”

 

Audiophile Germany

“World-class”

 

HiFi Choice England

“The projected image is velvet-gloved power.”

Image HiFi Germany

“The truth must be told: SAM is the best main amplifier I have ever heard. I admire most the rare combination of unlimited information flow and the missing of any kind of wiryness. Using SAM, music is more than the sum of all music parts.”

 

HiFi Video Test Netherlands

“[…] a buy for a whole life!”

 

HiFi Test Germany

“What is High End? When the neckhair stands on end when listening to music and when even after hours of listening no considerable criticism can be found? Or when you find yourself sitting appreciative on a chair and playing nearly the whole stock of test CDs? […] However, this all happened to me. Music pleasure at its best.
Result: 1+ Reference class

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