THE PROGRESSION INTEGRATED AMPLIFIER is the ideal centrepiece of a modern audio system for analogue and digital music aficionados alike. An intriguing combination of performance modularity and aesthetics make the Progression Integrated Amplifier a truly compelling platform.
The Progression Integrated combines the elegance and detail retrieval of the Progression Preamplifier with the power and dynamic capability of the Progression amplifier topology housed in a chassis that exudes the D’Agostino aesthetic. Built on a modular platform, the Progression Integrated Amplifier fills every need of today’s music listener and audiophile. The analogue platform provides two single-ended inputs and three balanced inputs; including a theatre pass through. Balanced preamplifier outputs make for convenient inclusion of subwoofer(s) into a system. The Bluetooth Remote control connectivity, first used in the Progression and Momentum HD Preamplifiers, is included as part of the base package. Bluetooth connectivity eliminates line of sight issues and extends the usable range 5 x versus conventional IR remote controls.
The heart and soul of the Progression Integrated Amplifier is an essential part. Dan D’Agostino Master Audio Systems’ technologies including discrete, balanced, direct-coupled circuitry married to a substantial output stage delivering 200WPC into 8 Ohms and 400WPC into 4 Ohms. The foundation of the Progression Integrated Amplifier is a traditional line stage. The Integrated amplifier is suitable for all analogue sources except turntables. If the vinyl awakening has already captured your imagination, an optional phonostage module adds selectable moving-coil compatibility. If a turntable is added in the future, the phonostage module can be added at a later date. For those listeners keen to incorporate digital playback within the same unit, an optional digital module, adding a full suite of capability, is also available. Eliminating external connections, gain stages, and additional components offer distinct sonic advantages. Coaxial, optical, and USB physical inputs join ethernet and wireless connectivity for in house network and internet streaming capability. The digital resolution includes support for files up to DSD256 and 24bit/192K PCM accuracy.
As part of the digital module technologies, Tidal, Qobuz, Deezer, and Spotify streaming subscription services are available. For use with appropriately encoded streaming music files, MQA decoding is standard. Customised apps for iOS devices provide easy control of music collections, streaming content, and unit control. Roon Music management is also available as an alternative music management program.
From the outside, the Progression Integrated Amplifier is pure Dan D’Agostino Master Audio Systems. Substantial power output requires proper cooling for optimal operation and long term reliability. The Progression Integrated Amplifier is equipped with the elegantly efficient heat sinks reminiscent of the flagship Relentless Mono Amplifier. Finished in either anodised silver or black Aluminium, the Progression Integrated Amplifier like all D’Agostino components, are hand-built by their staff of music lovers and technicians at the Cave Creek, Arizona facility.
|Power Output||200 Watts @ 8Ω / 400 Watts @ 4Ω|
|Frequency Response||0.1 Hz to 1MHz, -3 dB
20 Hz to 80 kHz, ±0.5 dB
|Distortion (Full Output)||<0.1%, 20 Hz to 20 kHz|
|Signal-to-noise Ratio||-95 dB, unweighted|
|Power Consumption at standby||20 Watts|
|Input Impedance||100 KΩ|
|Analog Inputs||1 pair Balanced XLR stereo
5-way speaker binding posts
(w / DAC Module installed)
|1 USB. 1 Optical
1 SPDIF coaxial. 1 Ethernet RJ45
1 WiFI Antenna
|Phono Loading Options
(w / Phono Module installed)
|47 KΩ. 10KΩ
|Phono Gain||60 dB|
|Output Impedance||0.10 Ω|
|17 x 7 x 17 inches
43.2 x 17.8 x 43.2 cm
|Weight||57 lbs. / 26 kg|