To produce their IN30 integrated amplifier, French company Atoll drew on their extensive experience gained from their high-end creations. This integrated amp has a power capacity of 2 x 50W.
It has 4 analogue inputs, 1 Tape (or Bypass) input, one 3.5mm jack input, 1 headphone jack and 1 preamplifier output. The bypass input can be used to connect to a preamplifier. If you select this input, the Atoll IN30 takes on the functionality of a power amplifier.
It uses an 170VA toroidal transformer. The Atoll IN30 integrated amplifier uses an electronic protection system whereby if the maximum power is exceeded, a warning light will flash red for a few seconds and the device will go into standby mode automatically. It will switch itself on again after a few seconds.
The ‘Mode’ button on the front panel enables you to adjust a variety of settings. If you press this button once, the driver outputs will be disabled to enable headphone listening. To reactivate the driver outputs, all you need to do is press the Mode button once again. If you press and hold this button for 2 seconds, the balance will be enabled. This will be shown by the 2 rows of LED lights on the left. To turn up the left channel, just press the Volume Up button, and to turn up the right channel press the Volume Down button. The balance you select will remain active when the amp is switched off, but will be reset if the power supply is cut off. This amplifier also functions in dual mono mode after stabilisation. The components are entirely discrete and it uses Mosfet transistors.
The Atoll IN30 integrated amplifier produces a high fidelity sound. It reproduces each and every detail of your favourite music with precision, especially in the upper registers, which is a trademark of all Atoll products. Each instrument is in its rightful place, and the tone of the dynamic range is more than satisfactory.
The strengths of the Atoll IN30 amplifier are highly appealing. And at this price, it has very little competition.
Diapason d'Or - 2008
Haute Fidélité - Meilleur Achat (Best Buy) - 2008 Franck
Power under 8 ohms: 2 x 50 w
Frequency response: 5-100 000 Hz
Input impedance: 220 Kohms
Line inputs: 4
Front panel input: 1 x 3.5mm mini jack for media player
Tape input (or bypass)
Headphone output: 1 x 3.5mm jack
Symmetrical construction with discrete components
Steel chassis: 1.5 mm
Total capacitance: 20 000 µf
Toroidal transformer: 170 vA
Weight: 4 kg
Dimensions: 440 x 280 x 90 mm