After months of work KJF audio are ready to release their new amplifier- the MA-01.  The initial production run is being funded through a Kickstarter campaign.

Stefan at KJF audio, who is known for supplying full-range loudspeaker kits like the one we reviewed here, wanted to design an amplifier that was flexible and truly crossed audio boundaries. Flexible enough that each build could be a custom build while making construction a standard process. In this way the customer could buy an amp that matched their needs without Stefan having to do a ground up custom build for each customer. This locks in the cost saving for the customer associated with production line techniques while maintaining a flexible design. So flexible it can even be reconfigured should the customer decide at a later date.

The design utilises the Hypex N-core modules which appear in some of the most sought-after high-end amplifiers. They come in a range of power output from 100 Watt to 500 Watt so power is available too. The amplifier itself can be configured with up to 8 channels so a customer can have a 2 channel 125 Watt mono-blocked amplifier or 2x 500 Watt, 2x 250 Watt and 2x 125 Watt for their active speakers, in fact there are many different configurations possible.

The amplifier will be equally at home in a home environment or a portable gig rack for small gigs with the optional rackmount front panel. It also has intelligent active cooling and the package is topped off with a simple but intelligent user interface communicated to the user via the ring light at the front. Clip indication, over temperate indication, power state, DC detection and module failure are all indicted and the amplifier will auto shut down when protection is needed and indicate to the user why. The different pricing options are currently from £850 on Kickstarter.


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