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NewClear’s Class D NC1000L amplifier - The Audiophile Man
Sold direct from the dealer, NewClear’s formidable Class D NC1000L power amp is reviewed by Paul Rigby Available on import-only, direct from the manufacturer and offering 500W into 8 Ohms, the cool-running NC1000L exists because Taiwanese amp outfit, Murano…doesn’t. US retailer, Audio Video Choices (AVC), sold many Murano power amps before that company’s untimely demise. So much so that AVC decided to recreate and improve upon the original under the guise of NewClear. Arriving within a simple, heavy gauge, steel chassis, chosen for its rigidity and mass (the amp weighs in at almost 12kg and spans 355x380x85mm) plus an aluminium faceplate, the metalwork costs have been minimised to focus more on the internals. On the rear, alongside the speaker connectors, are sets of RCA and XLR inputs for each channel plus a rocker power switch and mains connector. “Inside, we use two B&O ICEpower 1000ASP modules: one for each channel, sharing only the power cord. The largest and one of the earliest modules made within the series, initially designed for Pro audio use, it’s very powerful and tough,” confirmed NewClear boss, Sean Brady. Some ICEpower implementers drop a module into a steel box and sell it ‘as is’. NewClear wanted …