The young Italian firm Riviera, has gained well-deserved international recognition due to the high quality of construction of its realizations and its refined and musical sound. And all this has been achieved in record time, since its foundation as a company dates back to 2017.
In its catalog it has two headphone amplifiers, three line preamplifiers, three power stages (both stereo and monophonic) and only one integrated amplifier, our protagonist of the next review, the Riviera Levante model.
It boasts the same hallmarks of the rest of Riviera’s achievements, namely hybrid design and Zero Feedback. But it also has an additional feature that makes it unique: the option to choose between pure Class A and Class AB operation. A switch on the front panel allows you to select the class of operation according to your preferences or needs. In Class A mode it offers 2x30W at 8 ohms (2x60W at 4 ohms) and in Class AB it offers 2x120W at 8 ohms (2x200W at 4 ohms). Keep in mind that, even in Class AB, the first 6 Watts are in Class A.
With these capabilities the amplifier is designed to drive any type of speaker system.
Do not miss reading our next analysis.
- Class A / Class AB Switch
- Pure power in class A 2x30W into 8 ohms
- Power in class AB 2x120W into 8 ohms (2x200W into 4 ohms)
- zero feedback
- hybrid circuit
- 1 balanced line input (XLR)
- 4 unbalanced line inputs (RCA)
- Speaker and headphone outputs
- MM Phono Option Card
- Remote control
- Dimensions: 44x49x19.5 cm. Weight: 30 kg.