Project INCUS

High-end precision audio amplifier.

Project INCUS

High-end precision audio amplifier.

What is project INCUS?

The INCUS project is a precise mono block high-end audio amplifier operating in the Quasi-AB class. This device is targeted for the most demanding listeners who want to enjoy a high-quality experience of first-class clean faithful sound. In contrast with others high-end manufacturers, who are used the life limited parts in order to reduce production costs, our customers will be able to enjoy sound from a quality device constructed from pure materials and specific long-life components similar to space satellites. The resulting in an almost unlimited service life without changes in sound quality for decades and zero service costs.

In addition, the design of the INCUS audio amplifier is focused on a very compact and minimalist design with passive cooling and thoughtful ergonomics. The front panel of the INCUS amplifier, which will be made of precious wood decorated with gold, will be removable and with the help of built-in neodymium magnets it will be possible to easily exchange it for another panel with a luxurious design.

Various of the front panels will be available, which our company will gradually release. For example, a luxurious front panel made of tiny hard-gold-plated backlit hexagons reminiscent of the „heat tiles“ of the Starship (SpaceX). In addition, their distance from the surface will change, which will act as a living moving panel.

The luxurious design of the amplifier will follow the curve of top sound, which is taken care of by twelve analog integrated amplifiers working in Quasi-AB, twelve servo amplifiers and 24 channels of current monitoring which guarantee an even balance of sound and preservation of its fidelity. In order to preserve the most faithful authenticity of the sound, no analog or digital corrections will interfere with the electrical path of the audio signal.

The amplifier will be made of high-frequency connectors and robust flat braided shunts to power supply. Power supplies will be built from electromagnetically shielded toroidal transformers and its filtration will be provided by capacitor polymer batteries with a dispersed battery of multiband ceramic capacitors.

The control electronics will selectively control the temperature, currents and signals of all power systems using a redundancy system. The control system will be made of discrete operational amplifiers, which will ensure reliable management of critical events. The system will be secondary managed by a TriloBITE 2560 PRO microcontroller. Thanks to this, the system will be perfectly resistant to overload and multiple short circuit, and after then it will work without changing the quality and changing the service life.

Features

  • Class Quasi-AB amplifier.
  • Type construction: serial-paralel single mono block.
  • Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise 0.03% over the audio spectrum 18Hz to 35,000Hz.
  • Signal-to-noise ratio of greater than 92dB with low noise floor of 2,0µV.
  • Linearity with and IMD (SMPTE) rating of 0,004%.
  • Ultra-low reverse impedance.
  • Output power of one monoblock: 136W@8ohm, 181W@6ohm, 272W@4ohm, 544W@2ohm.  

Project progress status

GENERAL STATUS OF PROJECT INCUS

Full project

30%

General research

80%

Technical documentations

25%

Web page

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POWER AMPLIFIER

Research

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Schematic diagram

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PCB drawing

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3D model

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Electrical simulation

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Produced

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Tests

50%

MICROCONTROLLER

Research

100%

Schematic diagram

100%

PCB drawing

100%

3D model

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Electrical simulation

100%

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100%

Tests

100%

FRONT PANEL PCB

Research

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BACK PANEL PCB

Research

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POWER SUPPLIES

Research

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COOLING SYSTEM

Research

100%

Mechanical drawing

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3D model

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MECHANICAL

Research

95%

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3D model

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SOFTWARE

Research

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TriloBITE 2560 PRO
included in INCUS

TriloBITE 2560 PRO is a module designed for installation in larger professional systems of control and automation technology, but thanks to its versatility, it can also serve as an aid in the development of your own systems.

The core of the module is the popular ATmega2560 microcontroller, which with the number of its internal peripherals, which are all accessible via connectors, allows use in a wide range of technology.