EXPOSURE’S “3000” series finally gets some fresh blood, in guise of the new 3510 integrated amplifier. This one features trickle-down technology from Exposure’s flagship 5010 range of electronics, and replaces the ageing 3010S2D.
The 3510 delivers 110 watts per channel into an 8Ω-load, and has six line inputs. There are options for an MM or MC module and plug-in DAC. Other features include biwireable speaker terminals, a preamp output and a headphone socket. On the AV input, there is a choice of fixed or variable gain, allowing configuration as a regular stereo input or a fixed gain home-cinema input.
“Over the past few years, Exposure has concentrated its attentions on the multi award-winning XM series of components – compact in size and price yet big on features, flexibility and performance. Now, the British brand is turning its focus back to its upper end series, starting with the 3510 integrated amplifier,” Exposure tells us.
“The 3510’s newly redesigned power amplification section draws on Exposure’s flagship 5010 monoblocks to deliver enhanced linearity and lower distortion at high power output, and with extra smoothing added to the power supply.
“The preamp section features all discrete transistors in the gain stage with a hybrid power supply circuit designed to ensure very low noise on the supply rails to the gain stage. Input switching and volume tracking of the PCB have been further optimised for less crosstalk.”
The amp has high quality capacitors in the signal path, uniquely tuned short signal and power supply path PCB, Cascode circuitry for improved power supply immunity, fast bipolar transistor output stage for dynamic and vivid performance, all-aluminium casework and extruded front panel to control resonance and stray electromagnetic fields, and a newly-designed remote control.
A three-year warranty is provided, and the amp is available in black or titanium finish. It is headed for stores now, at a retail price of £2,250 in the UK.
No phono input = FAIL
No dac and no phono input = success. Amps at this level deserve separates for dac and phono.
To quote the article: “There are options for an MM or MC module and plug-in DAC.”
Dave P’s comment = FAIL