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Edwards Audio Apprentice IA Integrated Amplifier

MSRP: $799.99

The Apprentice IA is a fully manual amplifier as its intended for use is on desk tops or in small rooms and is an ideal introduction to a proper Hi-Fi system, when used with our Apprentice TT. Perfect those with limited space. Available in our full colour range so you can match it to your Edwards TT of choice, making for a very on trend modern stylish system, just add speakers.

As with all our Edwards Audio products, they are manufactured and hand built in our new Royal Wootton Bassett factory in Wiltshire United Kingdom.

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The Apprentice IA is a fully manual amplifier as its intended for use is on desk tops or in small rooms and is an ideal introduction to a proper Hi-Fi system, when used with our Apprentice TT. Perfect for young students, 1st system users or those with limited space. Available in our full colour range so you can match it to your Edwards TT of choice, making for a very on trend modern stylish system, just add speakers.

At its heart, the Apprentice IA has a 30W fully discrete class AB power amplifier section while the pre-amp section is op-amp based which drives a discrete headphone amplifier. The performance of this little gem of an amplifier will give many bigger rivals a major headache, its small 220mm square format makes it ideal for desk top or bedroom/small room applications. Fully equipped with a dedicated MM Phono input, 3 line inputs, 2 via rear mounted RCA and one front panel mounted 3.5mm Jack. It also has a dedicated headphone amplifier which automatically mutes the speakers when in use. Other possible upgrade options include an optional pre-amp output allowing you to upgrade with a better remote power amplifier like our P1 or P4.

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  • 3 x Line Input
  • 1 x MM Input
  • 30W Integrated Amplifier
  • Headphone Output
  • No Remote
  • Width 220 mm x Depth 200 mm x Height 60mm
Hi-finews Highly Commended Award

July 2023 That word ‘honest’ keeps coming back to mind when listening to the IA1. This is an amplifier with an exceptional degree of musical communication for the money and – with just a little common sense in the choice of partnering equipment – could sit at the centre of a very cost-effective system. It’s easy to understand and use, won’t take up much space, plays its socks off and looks good, too. Go on, pick a colour.

August 2023 This is one of the very best entry-level stereo amplifiers on sale right now. Those used to running integrateds costing 10 times more might find it crude, but it does great for its super keen price. The main thing is that it’s fun to listen to, yet not so unrefined that it will have you running for your listening room door. Cheap and cheerful summarises it perfectly well – two highly desirable attributes, in these troubled economic times.......

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