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CREEK AUDIO 4040A
CREEK AUDIO 4040A
CREEK AUDIO 4040A
CREEK AUDIO 4040A

CREEK AUDIO 4040A

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“With five decades’ experience in the audio business, I have seen a lot of electronic developments in my time, but I am really excited about this major step forward in technology and musical performance”
Mike Creek – Creek Audio

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CREEK AUDIO 4040A

“With five decades’ experience in the audio business, I have seen a lot of electronic developments in my time, but I am really excited about this major step forward in technology and musical performance”
Mike Creek – Creek Audio

The all-new CREEK AUDIO 4040A integrated amplifier has been designed to reprise the essence of the original 1982 – CAS4040. While huge technological advances and modern digital features have propelled the 4040 A into the 21st century, the listening pleasure it creates continues to release the same endorphins its ancestor did 40 years ago.

CONTROL

The 4040 A’s intuitive user interface and the sophisticated menu system is easily navigated either by remote control or rotary control knobs.

PRE-AMPLIFIER

The “Feature Rich” 4040 A contains three analogue signal inputs, including two pairs of unbalanced RCA sockets and one pair of fully balanced XLR sockets. The electronic volume control enables precise 1dB adjustment over a 70dB range. Left/right balance, tone controls and EQ settings, further enhance its flexibility.

PHONO

Vinyl music lovers can install an optional plug-in Sequel mk4 Phono Pre-amp in place of Aux 2 to match a wide range of Moving Magnet and high-output Moving Coil cartridges.

HEADPHONES

A dedicated headphone amplifier will drive a wide range of headphones via a front panel-mounted jack socket.

DIGITAL INPUTS

USB, coax SPDIF, optical Toslink, USB class 2 and aptX Bluetooth 5.0 increase the flexibility of this amplifier.

DAC

The 4040 A leverages the power of a premier grade ES9023 Sabre DAC to convert digital signals into analogue.

POWER AMPLIFIER

Modern, multi-driver loudspeakers using complex cross-over circuitry present a heavy demand on any amplifier. The 4040A employs cutting-edge MERUS TM technology to enable it to drive even the most difficult loads to realistic listening levels with high fidelity.

POWER SUPPLY

The key to the 4040A integrated amplifier’s impressive performance is in its high-frequency power supply, optimised for audio electronics, enabling the latent quality of its amplifier to be realised. The 4040A’s performance is unaffected by mains quality or voltage stability. Unlike most conventional amplifiers, its 250-Watt power supply is voltage stabilised, enabling it to double its power output each time the load impedance is halved, regardless of the mains voltage.

STANDBY

Signal sensing enables the 4040 A to reduce power consumption by powering down non-essential circuitry when not required.

Technical Specifications

Power output: 35 W into 8 Ohms, 70 W into 4 Ohms, both channels driven

Continuous max output current: >8A, current limited

THD and Noise: <0.01%

Signal to Noise Ratio: 102dBA Aux input, loaded

Frequency Response: 1Hz to 50 kHz, +/-3dB

Input sensitivity: 400mV for 35W into 8 Ohms, Aux 1 and 2 inputs

Crosstalk: >100dB at 1 kHz

Pre-Amp Inputs: 2x RCA (unbalanced) and 1x XLR (balanced)

Plug-in Phono options: Aux 2 changes to Phono with a Sequel mk4 MM Phono fitted

Digital inputs: 1x co-axial, 1x optical, 1x USB 2.0 PCM & DSD, Bluetooth aptX HD

Digital to Analogue Converter: ES9023 Sabre premier stereo DAC

Loudspeaker Outputs: 4mm binding posts with rear and side entry, plus a spade lug

Speaker output impedance: <0.02 Ohms 20Hz to 20 kHz. Damping factor >400 into 8 Ohms

Headphone Output socket: 6.3mm stereo jack socket for 30 – 300 Ohm headphones

Mains input voltage range: 100V to 240V nominal, 50Hz or 60Hz (automatic multi-region)

Fuse: Built into the power supply and not user serviceable.

Power Consumption: 5W, 250W, <0.5W – Idle, Max, Standby

Auto Standby: The amp will switch off automatically after an adjustable pre-set time, with no signal, or standby can be defeated in Menu.

Finish colours: Optional silver or black front panel. Black outer cover only

Weight: 2kgs (4.4 lbs) net, 3kgs (6.6 lbs) gross (packed)

Size W/H/D: 21.5 x 6 x 25.5 cm (8.46″ x 2.36″ x 10”) including feet, knobs, LS terminals and BT antenna.

 

Specs

Creek Audio i20 Integrated Amp DAC specs

 

Reviews/Awards

In the March 2021 issue of Hi-Fi World, Noel Keywood describes the Creek Voyage i20Hi-Fi World as:

“Big bass and almost eery smoothness, with relaxed rhythm and insight, from all inputs including digital. A class act, if at a price.”

 

Read David Price‘s full review of the Creek Audio Voyage i20 integrated amplifier by clicking on the award.

 

Read the full HiFi Eine Null German review of the Voyage i20 by clicking on their logo.

“With the Voyage i20, Creek has made an excellent entry into the premium class. The Integrated amplifier offers well thought-out features and modern design, which are skilfully combined with high-quality technology to create a to achieve a new level of sound.”
Philipp Schneckenburger

Low Beats (German)

 

Hi-Fi Review China - Creek Voyage CD

Hi-Fi Review China – Creek Voyage CD

 

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