The Micromega MyAmp is a comprehensive integrated amplifier, boasting analogue inputs, digital inputs, and a headphone output, as well as doubling up as a Bluetooth receiver. It has 3 stereo RCA analogue inputs that can be hooked up to any source with stereo analogue outputs such as radio tuners or CD players. Its coaxial S/PDIF input and S/PDIF optical input mean that you can connect to any source with one of these digital outputs, such as a satellite receiver or television. And last but not least, its type B USB input lets you connect it to a computer and play your music through internet radio or a streaming platform (Deezer, Qobuz, etc.). Other perks of the Bluetooth input are that it can save up to 8 Bluetooth-enabled devices (smartphones, tablets, etc.), streaming music wirelessly but with the quality of a CD thanks to its ability to handle resolutions and sampling rates of up to 16 bits/48 kHz. When you use the Bluetooth function for the first time, the MyAmp will be in its pairing mode. This will be indicated by the LED lights around the Bluetooth logo flashing red and blue alternately. To finish the pairing process, just select MyAmp on the mobile device you wish to use. The 3.5mm jack headphone output will automatically cut out the speaker outputs and the volume adjustment will be completely separate.
On the front panel is a set of LED lights – the top and bottom lights are red and the lights in between are white. They will indicate the volume level and the top light will flash red if the maximum power is exceeded and the volume should be lowered. Source selection and volume adjustment can be controlled either via the front panel or remote control.
The S/PDIF inputs (coaxial and optical) accept resolutions of 16-24 bits and sampling rates of 192 kHz. The USB input accepts resolutions of 16-24 bits and sampling rates of 96 kHz.
The power stages are class A/B and as such require the use of a radiator. This also means that the Micromega MyAmp needs to keep its cool, and it does this using an extremely quiet fan designed specifically by Micromega itself. This provides sufficient ventilation to avoid overheating, but Micromega still recommends leaving a space of 10cm around the device to ensure extra protection.
When combined with a pair of bookshelf speakers, such as the Micromega MySpeaker bookshelf speakers, the MyAmp delivers an impressively well-defined sound. And it'll quickly become integral to your sound system, as it can accommodate up to 7 sources (4 digital and 3 analogue)!
Choc de Classica
Diapason d'Or - 2014
Haute Fidélité - Meilleur Achat (Best Buy)
Hi-Fi Choice Recommended Franck
Power under 8 ohms: 2 x 30 w
Analogue inputs: 3 x RCA
Digital inputs: 1 x S/PDIF coaxial, 1 x S/PDIF optical and 1 x USB
USB: Class 1.0
Bluetooth: BT 3.0
S/PDIF sampling frequencies (optical and coaxial): 32 kHz-192 kHz
USB sampling frequencies: 44.1 kHz-96 kHz
USB, S/PDIF and Bluetooth resolution: 16-44.1 kHz
Maximum Bluetooth sampling frequency: 48 kHz
Maximum number of Bluetooth devices: 8
THD distortion + noise: <0.03%
Dimensions: 140 x 165 x 75 mm
Weight: 1 kg