We are constantly assessing technologies and materials to push sound quality further, and the Alpha 3 SX is a system upgrade born from several industry minds. The Alpha 3 is the source of choice for many manufacturers at shows, and several of us put our heads together to identify areas where new technologies could further what has come before. Our objective in the SX project is to improve on three key areas: vibration, grounding, and Radio Frequency Interference. Working with Stillpoints, we identified our power supply and its implementation inside the case was allowing micro-vibration to impact other components inside the system. By implementing the Stillpoints standoff technology – the same isolation tech found in each Stillpoints Ultra foot – we heard an immediate increase in clarity and tightening of the soundstage, more so than on any Alpha before it. We also reached out to eXemplar Audio to implement their power-conditioning portals into our power supply, in order to ensure that the Alpha 3 SX is getting the cleanest, most reliable power source possible. eXemplar portals are not only used in audiophile applications, but in medical and military applications as well. They gave the Alpha 3 SX a clarity and resolution unlike anything we’d ever heard before.
All in all, the Alpha 3 SX is an evolutionary leap from our debut device. It’s perfect for the discerning audiophile who wants to integrate their existing media collection – whether from disc or hard drive – into the next step of audio evolution. It is also perfect for anyone who missed out on Oppo and still needs BluRay capabilities and 4k video worthy of a stereo. And the best part? It sounds even more amazing than the Alpha 3. We took everything we learned over the past two years and incorporated it into an awesome new system that you’ll be ecstatic to have at the top of your HiFi system.rack.