The amplifier section of the blak Integrated Amplifier uses hand-selected audiophile components throughout its circuitry, including high-quality relays that ensure an accurate performance regardless of the selected input. The chosen transformers are also expertly tuned to ensure the best possible sound quality and current power available. This sophisticated internal design allows the amplifier to deliver a weighty > 150W (8Ω) output, while retaining the detail and sound-staging demanded by audiophiles.
The blak Integrated Amplifier boasts sufficient inputs to cater for almost any high-end audio system. Alongside three RCA pairs, there’s also a balanced XLR pair input for superior source devices. Roksan have also transferred their expansive knowledge of analogue audio to integrate a premium Moving Magnet-compatible phono stage inside. However, where the blak shows real versatility is in the way it accommodates digital audio sources.
For ease of use, the blak Integrated Amplifier supports wireless music playback via its built-in aptX® Bluetooth module. This allows for up-to CD-quality wireless streaming from compatible laptops and smart devices. For more advanced digital media, the amplifier also boasts a USB (Type-B) digital input for playback from a computer or laptop. The advanced DAC design allows for playback of audio files up to 24-bit/192kHz (PCM) or DSD128, offering an exceptional high-resolution performance as it works.
Finally, whereas many other manufacturers include headphone inputs as an “extra”, Roksan have gone one step further with the blak. Here, the headphone amplifier sits within its own dedicated section with an independent power supply and toggle switch. So now if listening through speakers is not an option, you don’t have to suffer with inferior sound or source a dedicated headphone amplifier. By turning the headphone switch on, the blak transforms itself into a dedicated headphone amplifier – switching off the speaker outputs and dedicating all resources to driving the connected headphones as well as possible.
Operation of the blak Integrated Amplifier is effortlessly simple either via the supplied system remote or through the front panel. The large, clear to read (yet dimmable) LED display shows the selected input and the smooth, over-sized volume knob has a stylish visual indicator around its circumference to indicate the volume level.
The blak Integrated Amplifier is a high-performing and musically involving audio device, which caters to the needs of most audio enthusiasts. The sophisticated internal design allows it to deliver ample power, with plenty of headroom to ensure accurate detail when it’s driven. Bass is quick, deep and exceptionally tight, ensuring a sense of speed and immediacy, which is combined with an ultra-spacious and detailed midrange and treble. The blak effectively combines the scale and dynamics of the coveted K3 range with the musicality and refinement of M2, all in one higher-end package.
3 x RCA line inputs
1 x Pair analogue XLR inputs
MM phono input
aptX Bluetooth input
USB input (24bit/192 kHz) with DSD capability
High audiophile grade components used throughout
Top quality transformer design for optimum power
Striking design and superlative build quality
D x W x H: 140 x 440 x 305 mm