Dan D’Agostino’s new reference Relentless Monoblock amplifier (website) weighs in at a record 570 pounds, can dance beautifully at 1 watt and will party all the way 6000 watts into 2 ohms when driven by a 220v electrical circuit. Although it takes 4 strong dudes to drop it in place, once warmed up and you’re past the dent in the checking account, I don’t think you’ll ever want to move it once you power it up. Two years in the making, Dan D’Agostino describes the development as a “relentless pursuit to make it work”, and such where the name comes from.… Read the full article
It is just a quick day trip down to San Diego via the Pacific Surfliner Rail Car from Los Angeles. The good news is that the seats on the train fair much better than any general airline could muster and the weather was still massively pleasant despite the recent fire devastation in northern LA that had been reeking havoc on the air quality for over a week… which wasn’t very “quality” to begin with in the first place.
Today’s premeditated destination was Alma Music and Audio, just north of the downtown area of SD.… Read the full article
Dan D’Agostino has always created some of the prettiest amplifiers in all of high end audio and his newest creation appears to follow suit in a similar fashion – but this level of pretty doesn’t come cheap. The new Relentless Mono’s come home at $250k a pair, but some of that budget no doubt has to go to pay for the casework as the entire chassis is machined from solid aluminum with copper inlays.
The unique heat sink featured on the Relentless started with Dan’s Momentum series and claims superior heat dissipation, even during maximum output.… Read the full article