These are extraordinary amplifiers. These are extraordinary amplifiers. That's worth saying twice to emphasise the point!
It would be a mistake if you took them more seriously only if they were twice the price and twice the size. We used the V55 model in a £70k system for our demonstration at the London Park Inn in March 2011 that prompted the "Far and away the best sound at the show…" comment from hifi+ magazine. What is special about these amplifiers is the Storm Focus facility on the back of the amplifier that matches the circuitry to the loudspeaker load.
In use it's simply a matter of turning that knob to achieve the best sound – a matter of a few moments.Gerard Jambon at Storm has for many years been researching into signal transmission, particularly to drive loudspeakers. He discovered a circuit design that allows "a new approach to signal transmission to speakers, giving unsurpassed improvements in phase shifts, propagation errors and transient response".
The first sound-related patents were released in early 2008. By the end of 2008, some lab-built amplifier prototypes were demonstrated to HiFi enthusiasts and respected specialists. They were so impressed by the potential of the technology, namely by the spectacular spatialisation, dynamic resolution and bass rendering clarity, that most of them found it difficult to return to their existing amplifier equipment.
There are two models in the range, the V35 and the V55, and three colour finishes for the V55. The V35 supplies 2 x 70W while the V55 offers 2 x 170W, both into 8Ohm. A clue to the speed and dynamics of these amplifiers is the bank of 20 small capacitors in the power supply, ie small = fast!
One extra feature of the V55 is a pair of balanced inputs. Other than that the facilities are similar: remote control and the useful feature of separatable preamp and power stages that cater for future upgrades.
Download these .pdfs for more detail: V35 fp35-v100909.pdf
and V55 fp55-v100909.pdf
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