With 100 watts of power and FM/AM tuner too, AXR100 is an amp to be taken seriously – thanks to an integrated phono stage for easy connection of a turntable, and Bluetooth to play music wirelessly from a smartphone. Dedicated subwoofer output for driving bass, and two sets of speaker outputs add to R100’s appeal. While plenty of sockets front and rear build on that versatility.
AXR100 is a powerful receiver aimed at listening to music, and appreciating how it’s been recorded, from a variety of sources – including its own integrated tuner. Hi-fi separates like AXR100 are designed to take a signal, amplify it and output to your speakers. Choose speakers to suit your own taste – this powerful unit certainly gives you options.
With all the talk of streaming, it’s sometimes easy to forget the simple pleasure of radio. Turn it on, and it just works. With AXR100 you can programme up to 40 favourite stations and retrieve them, without having to re-scan. Station information, thanks to RDS, is shown on the white LED dot matrix display.
A built-in phono stage is one of many aces up AXR100’s sleeve. You can plug a turntable straight into the rear sockets without any extra kit. Moving magnet compatibility means it works with a wide range of turntables – including that vintage one you’ve always wanted to dust off. Soon you’ll be playing the records you already own and planning the next purchases.
Thanks to integrated Bluetooth 5.0, it’s simple to play music from your phone, laptop, or other compatible device on AXR100. It’s a great way for friends to share music with you, helping you to discover new favourite albums – before you splash out on a vinyl copy.
AXR100 is a very well-connected receiver, with 3 pairs of analogue RCA inputs, moving magnet phono section for a turntable and a pair of recording outputs. There’s a single digital coax in, as well as 2 optical connectors. Hi-fi quality speaker binding posts (connectors), for 2 sets of speakers, mean that thick cable connects securely for an authentic sound.
As with the rest of the AX Series, AXR100 shares our house-style of Lunar Grey minimalist fascia, black steel cabinet and ‘floating’ base. This timeless look allows for an upgrade path through our range. A relatively slim build, in the classic 430mm hi-fi width, also means that AXR100 can easily slot into a much-loved system.
|POWER OUTPUT||100 watts (into 8Ω)|
|THD (unweighted)||<0.01% @ 1kHz, 80% of rated power <0.15% 20Hz - 20kHz, 80% of rated power|
|Frequency response (-1dB)||5Hz - 50kHz|
|S/N ratio (ref 1W)||>82dB (unweighted)|
|Input impedances||47k ohms|
|Power Amp damping factor||>50|
|Standby power consumption||<0.5W|
|Max. power consumption||550W|
|Bass/Treble controls||Shelving, ultimate boost/cut +/- 10dB @ 100Hz and 20kHz|
|Subwoofer output||200Hz 2nd order L+R Level follows volume setting|
|Digital inputs||PCM 16-24-bit S/P DIF Co-axial 32-192kHz TOSlink Optical 32-192kHz|
|Dimensions||110 x 430 x 340mm (4.3 x 16.9 x 13.4”)|
|Bluetooth||5.0 A2DP/AVRCP supporting SBC|
|Tuner Bands||European AM (522-1629kHz) FM (87.5-108MHz) / AM (540 - 1700kHz) FM (88 - 108MHz)|
|Aerial inputs||FM 75 ohms, Coaxial. AM 300 ohms wire loop/ single wire|
|Signal to Noise (Tuner)||60dB typical (FM)|
|Distortion (Tuner)||<0.4% @ 1kHz 50kHz deviation (FM mono) <0.6% @ 1kHz 50kHz deviation (FM stereo)|
|In the box||AXR100 Stereo Receiver, Power Cable, Remote Control, 2 x AAA Batteries, FM antenna, AM antenna|