30. July 2014 · Write a comment · Categories: Hifi News · Tags:

The good people at NuNu Distribution got in touch with Hifi Pig to tell us that as a part of a series of Orton RED crop2events marking the 21st year of Sonneteer the Sonneteer Orton integrated amplifier has been elevated to MK IV status. The Sonneteer Orton name will be familiar to many Hifi Pig readers I’m sure as it’s firmly established as a bit of a hi-fi classic.

The Orton has had some changes for 2014 which incorporates both an aesthetic upgrade and some circuit design upgrades which they say result in improved sound quality and looks.

Orton observers will note that the MK IV now sports a fully machined aluminium and stainless steel remote control handset which looks rather smart and features polished stainless steel ball-buttons which are also mirrored on the amp’s fascia. The handset, as well as aesthetic beauty, boasts an internal rechargeable battery and an LED torch light for that little extra help when trying to wire up the rear of the amplifier. The battery charges from any powered USB port be it on a phone charger or PC and should last at least a year from one charge under normal use.

Internally the control system power supply (the Orton has three power supplies) has been improved with careful revisions and in conjunction with design changes to the circuit board mountings, all culminating to deliver what Sonneteer are calling “pleasing improvements to an already highly regarded amplifier”.

 

Sponsorship button

Read More Posts Like This

  • Chords CPM 2800 Gets MkII Status

    Chord Electronics has thoroughly updated its popular ‘digital’ integrated the CPM 2800, to MkII status. The new version adds the FPGA-based D/A converter from the award- winning Hugo and 2Qute DACs, to create an amplifier of "unrivalled flexibility". The CPM 2800MkII will be formally launched at Sound and Vision 2015 (the Bristol show). The 120-watt aptX Bluetooth-enabled CPM 2800 MkII…

  • Remton 383 Mk 2 Phonostage Review

    The Remton 383 Mk 2 Phonostage is made in Prague, uses a trio of ECC83s valves and costs a smidgen over £1000, Janine Elliot tries it in her system for Hifi Pig. "My initial awareness was of a surprisingly efficient output and quiet noise level allowing the music to come through both loud and clear and all with a great…

  • Dynaudio Confidence Series Gets New Finish

    With the new Platinum version, the current Confidence series has been updated with an aesthetic evoking the finish and visual appearance of Dynaudio’s latest flagship loudspeaker, the Evidence Platinum. While the Confidence have remained unchanged since the performance updates that the current generation of models received when introduced in 2011, the new Confidence Platinum design aesthetic features all aluminium parts…

You must be logged in to leave a reply.