At long last, there is a solution for listeners with smaller living spaces or more efficient systems. Those who want a truly high-performance amplifier in a more manageable package. There are systems and locations where larger amps simply don’t fit or more powerful options are unnecessary. The 1161 was thus developed as a compact, less powerful alternative that gives up nothing in terms of performance. The dynamics, the control, the delicacy, the resolution–everything is still there. There are no sonic drawbacks. The 1161 has the same operational feature set as its larger brother, the 1160, and yet it’s packaged in a chassis the that’s same width and depth as the 1110 Preamplifier. So you see, it is possible to have everything, even with less.