Dan D’agostino Progression Integrated Amplifier at Doug Brady Hi Fi – There really is nothing like the Dan D’Agostino range of amplifiers and Preamplifiers both in looks and sound quality, High end Audio at its best. Many will know Dan from his creations at Krell, amplifiers which we had the pleasure of selling for many years way back in the 1980s, but once he started his own company bearing his own name he took his designs to the next level both in sound quality and design, from the Progression Series all the way up to the incredible Relentless Mono Amplifiers they are designed to make music that connects and moves you emotionally to take you closer to what the original artists intended so please feel free to come into Doug Brady Hi Fi to truly appreciate the warmth, detail and unmatched beauty of the Dan D’Agostino range of HiFi components.
Dan D’Agostino Master Audio Systems has begun shipping the Progression Integrated Amplifier, the latest addition to the award-winning Progression Series is due with us this October 2021. The Progression Integrated combines the elegance and detail retrieval of the Progression Preamplifier with the power and dynamic capability of the Progression Stereo Amplifier topology, housed in a chassis the exudes the D’Agostino aesthetic. Built on a modular platform, the Progression Integrated fulfils every need of today’s music listener and audiophile.
The heart and soul of the Progression Integrated is formed of fundamental DDMAS technologies, including discrete, balanced, direct-coupled circuitry married to a substantial output stage delivering 200W per channel into 8 Ohms and 400W per channel into 4 Ohms. A unique toroidal winding technology, first employed in the Momentum M400 amplifier, delivers greater power output from a conventionally sized transformer, enabling the Progression Integrated to be a surprisingly compact amplifier for its capability. The foundation of the Progression Integrated is a traditional line-stage integrated amplifier suitable for all analogue sources except turntables. If a turntable is part of the current system or added in the future, an optional moving coil phono stage module can be included at the time of production or inserted at a later date.
For those listeners keen to incorporate digital playback within the same unit, an optional digital module, adding a fully differential hi-res DAC and a full suite of capability, is also available. Eliminating external connections, gain stages and additional components offers distinct sonic advantages. Coaxial, optical and USB inputs join ethernet and wireless connectivity for in-house networking and internet streaming. As part of the digital module technologies, Tidal, Qobuz, Deezer and Spotify streaming subscription services are available. For use with appropriately encoded streaming music files, MQA decoding is standard. Customized apps for iOS devices provide easy control of music collections, streaming content and unit control. Roon Music management is also available as an alternative music management program.
From the outside, the Progression Integrated is pure Dan D’Agostino. Substantial power output requires proper cooling for optimal operation and long-term reliability and the Progression Integrated is equipped with elegantly efficient heat sinks reminiscent of the flagship Relentless Monoblock Amplifier. Two analogue meters, inspired by Swiss watch faces, function as signal level meters during music playback. When volume is adjusted, the meter needles change to volume setting indicators; after adjustments are made, the meters revert back to signal level operation. The meters also function as balance, phase and mute indicators. Finished in either anodised silver or black aluminium. The Progression Integrated Amplifier – like all Dan D’Agostino components are hand built by music loving technicians in their Cave Creek, Arizona facility.
Frequency Response 1 Hz to 80 kHz, -0.5 dB / 20Hz to 20 kHz, ±0.01 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 95 dB, unweighted / 75 dB, A weighted
Total Harmonic Distortion 200W @ 8Ω .015% @ 1 kHz
Output Power 200 Watts @ 8Ω, 400 Watts @ 4Ω
Outputs 1 pair balanced XLR stereo , 5-way speaker binding posts
Dimensions 17.25 x 6.63 x 20.13 in / 43.8 x 18.8 x 51.1 cm
Loads 47K𝝮, 10K𝝮, 2K𝝮, 1K𝝮, 500𝝮, 200𝝮, 100𝝮, 50𝝮
Analog Inputs 4 stereo pairs of balanced XLR, 2 stereo pairs of single-ended RCA
Digital Inputs (w/DAC Module Installed) 1 USB B type, 1 Optical, 1 SPDIF, coaxial 1, Ethernet RJ45, 1 Wi-Fi
Product Class Progression