To appreciate how Bakoon's art translates requires hard specs. Here that's mega bandwidth of 10Hz-500kHz(!) and 23dB of voltage gain with DC offset and output noise figures both below 1mV(!). Input impedance on RCA and BNC is 100kΩ and 3.68Ω respectively. Those numbers illustrate the inverted concept of the current-mode inputs. Max power consumption is 300 watts. All of it houses inside 42.5 x 34.6 x 10.3cm dimensions and weighs a solid 15kg. Here's what that looks like with the top down.


To get away without traditional heat sinks, Bakoon turn their entire casing into one. Hence the very thick side rails and additional aluminium braces right behind the four power Mosfets. Linking the thick bottom panel to the equally stout top with two extra thermal pathways increases dissipation effectiveness. The strategically positioned finned footers play the same tune. And the low-rider Plitron toroid fits so tightly that the top panel requires a receiving bore to absorb the transformer mounting bolt.


As with their AMP-51R, Soo-In Chae wanted as compact and elegant an enclosure as possible. He succeeded.


For a bit of casual IP protection, the Satri areas of the motherboard are concealed by two small black covers.


Here we see what's visible of a pair of power Mosfets and assorted other transistors.


The white relays are part of the attenuator matrix.


More belly-mounted transistors, these fronting the PSU board.


As with all prior Bakoon gear in these pages, the AMP-41 plays poster child for precision SMD tech and advanced machine shop chops. Bakoon's metal work and finishing really are sans pareil and something which photos sadly never fully convey. Though plasticized for cost reasons, even the custom remote control is shaped and styled to match and powered by a coin battery to enable a very thin profile. Things were off to a brilliant start.