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Pink Triangle Integral Amplifier

Sad Day For The Hi Fi Industry!
September 2003

Pink Triangle Cessation statement

It's with great regret that we announce that Pink Triangle Partnership ltd has ceased trading.

Despite the warm reception they received from the audio press, the current range has not met with commercial success sufficient to offset the tremendous investment in research, development and tooling for this range of products.

This finally closes the book on this quirky, innovative company, which over almost a quarter of a century gave us innovation and controversy in equal measure. Bursting onto the hi-fi scene in 1980's. PT's battery powered turntables bucked almost every established turntable wisdom, featuring a patented acrylic platter, DC motor and space-age materials, including an aerolam subchassis, the deck immediately elicited both derision – (from rival manufacturers and 'flat earth' reviewers) and praise (from dealers and customers alike) for it's transparent, neutral, uncoloured character.

Pink's first amplifier design, the battery powered Pip, featuring a unique transconductance topology, immediately established itself as 'state of the art', with its ability to reproduce a near-holographic soundstage. A power amplifier worthy of the Pip was, however, almost 20 years in the making.

All Pink's turntables were revered for their startling likeness to master tape, but Pink's last turntable, the battery powered Anniversary (though not the 'no-holds-barred' affair Pink insisted they always wanted to build) took this to new heights.

Turning their attention to digital electronics in the early nineties, their first product, the battery powered Da Capo digital to analogue converter, took the industry by storm. Not just for it’s complete absence of digital 'edge' and 'glare', but for its modular engineering - a range of 6 plug-in digital filter modules allowing customers to choose from a range of 'flavours' from 24 bit to HDCD.

The last range of products, warmly received by the hi-fi press, saw Pink launch the Integral integrated amplifier and the worlds first battery powered high end CD player, the Da Capo II, complete with 25 bit/176khz processing.

Pink finally achieved battleship build status with a stunningly elegant design-and as always keeping very true to Pink's neutral sonic presentation.