Sutherland Engineering | A Different Vision
There is an almost irresistible urge to add complexity to any endeavor.
The result is a tangled knot of disparate good ideas. Because there is always more that could be added, there is never an opportunity for long-term satisfaction. Never enough.
Sutherland offers a different vision – it may be more closely aligned with your values. It is a very disciplined approach that refines design to the essential elements – and then executes the design to perfection.
There is no allowance for superfluous clutter. Nothing extra will be allowed between you and the music.
There are indications of high-end qualities—even before you listen or take off the cover.
There comes a tipping point of accumulated knowledge that insists upon a new product.
It is AC powered, and it is quiet!
What if the price constraints in the 20/20 were lifted?
Using a transformer in front of the first gain stage offered a chance for some circuit simplification. Then the following stage was revamped for the best overall musicality.
To fully appreciate the heart-felt passion that went into every detail of the N1, you also need to study the thoughtful, meticulous layout inside the case. Every detail makes for ‘pride of ownership’. The machined aluminum front panel, the tempered glass display window, the understated minimalism — all speak of old fashioned pride of craftsmanship.
The performance of the PhonoBlock has been refined and improved. Its classic, understated design is still there — even more so.” — Ron Sutherland
The new Argentum Phono Preamp delivers the advantages of a silver signal path.