In Barn for Review: Java Hi-Fi Single Shot Integrated Amplifier

The hifi underground has been especially vocal of late, this time pointing me to New Zealand’s Java Hi-Fi and their GaN FET-based amplifiers.

In Barn for review is the Java Single Shot Integrated Amplifier, a full-featured integrated amp with an inbuilt USB DAC and MM Phono Stage joining 2 pair of line level RCA inputs. An LDR (Light Dependent Resistor) preamp stage is married to the 200 Watt (into 8 Ohms, doubling down into 4) GaN FET-based (Gallium Nitrade) Class D power out.

You can also connect to the Single Shot via aptX Bluetooth, the friend and family connection, and there’s a Pre-Out if you want to forego the internal amp (why would you?).

Java Hi-Fi offers seven finish options and three front panel colors including the real wood Satin Walnut veneer in the review sample wrapped over the outer casework that’s CNC-machined from a solid block of laminated birch plywood. That Black front panel is solid 4mm anodized aluminum.

The front control dials light up with a subtle indicator for active input (left) and volume level and sit either side of the headphone jack.

If you haven’t heard the buzz about GaN FETs, the word is they do digital amplification without the haze. Or so the word goes. We shall see!

Java Hi-Fi Single Shot Integrated Amplifier
Price: from $8995 depending on finish
Company Website: Java Hi-Fi
US Importer Website: Robyatt Audio

Technical Details

200 watts/8 ohms (400 watts/4 ohms)
LDR pre-amp stage and GaN FET power amp stage
2 x pairs of RCA line-level inputs
1 x pair of RCA outputs (pre-out)
High-resolution DAC (USB input)
MM phono stage (RCA inputs)
Bluetooth aptX
1 x headphone output
Remote control for volume and source selection
Dimensions: 44 cm x 41.5 cm x 13 cm (w/d/h)
Weight: 10.6 kgs (23.4 lbs)