Element 116

Galling nitride – Merrill Audio's new Element 116 monos [$22'000] follow in the footsteps of the Element 118 models which pioneered the use of gallium nitride transistors for the company. These faster-switching devices allow for a zero feedback class D power stage with "zero dead time. A highly advanced custom PCB removes almost all parasitic inductance and capacitance for a superbly fast response. Unique pure copper heatsinks make for ultra-fast thermal transfer and stability, giving large power handling with very low parasitic impedances." The Element 116 deliver 300 watts into 8 ohms and keep doubling into 2. There are WBT biwire terminals, a 20A power inlet and Isoacoustics Gaia III footers.