Stellar’s design imperatives—affordable pricing, and uncompromised sonics—were major challenges solved by several design innovations.
In the Stellar S300 amplifier, you will find a unique new circuit, christened the Analog Cell. Designed by Stellar engineer Darren Myers, the S300 pairs a Class D output stage with the sweet, tube-like quality of a Class A biased MOSFET input stage which makes up the heart of the Analog Cell.
The Analog Cell is the heart of the S300’s musicality, where richly overlaid layers of music’s inner details are preserved even in the most complex orchestral crescendos. The Analog Cell is a proprietary, fully differential, zero feedback, discrete, Class A MOSFET circuit, hand-tuned to capture the smallest micro dynamics without sacrificing the loudest macro dynamics music has to offer.
The Gain Cell DAC combines a cutting edge DAC with a no compromise analog preamplifier designed around our Gain Cell technology. Developed in the early 2000’s by PS Audio Founder Paul McGowan, the Gain Cell elegantly solves the fundamental problem facing preamp designers—volume control. By controlling volume by adjusting the gain in response to front panel controls, the Gain Cell DAC offers exceptional performance without the normal degradation of potentiometers, stepped attenuators, or other approaches to volume control.
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