|The A-220 is a new two channel power amplifier, inspired by Carver's renowned Lightstar technology. The amplifier is based on the premise that its only job is to amplify the audio signal without making any alterations or adding any coloration to the sound. It accomplishes this through Total Direct Coupling, a Carver innovation that eliminates the need for distortion-causing inductors on which typical amplifier must rely to stabilize the amplifier-speaker interface. By eliminating these devices, the A-220 achieves a high damping factor at all frequencies, providing excellent low and high frequency sonic performance simultaneously. Once the domain of the most costly esoteric amplifier designs, this kind of audio technology in the A-220's price range is nothing less than an audio breakthrough, placing it squarely in the Carver tradition.