The Creek Destiny Power Amplifier is designed to produce world beating audio performance, through its continued use of custom discrete analog MOS-FET circuitry, which was first developed for Creek's amplification products in 1993. This circuitry has continued to be used with great success since that time and has evolved to meet the increasing demands for higher power, lower distortion and noise.
The Destiny Power Amplifier uses separate power supplies and voltage referencing circuitry for each channel. Dedicated windings on mains transformer help it to achieve greater than 100 Watts into 8 Ohm operation and nearly double that into 4 Ohms.
The Destiny Power Amp uses the same protection circuitry as the Destiny Integrated amplifier under fault conditions. Protection of the amplifier and ancillary products under fault conditions is facilitated by an array of sensors and measurement circuits feeding-back information to its microcontroller that monitors the amplifier constantly for over-temperature, over-current, DC offsets, power supply status and over-drive situations. If any of these conditions is exceeded the microcontroller will take the appropriate corrective action. This can include, muting the input signal, separating the speaker outputs and in extreme cases, switching off the mains supply to the power amplifier circuitry. A log of fault conditions is stored in an internal memory device, which is also used to remember the last setting used prior to switching off the mains supply.
The Destiny Power Amp is unusual in that it has two separate inputs. Firstly it has a non-inverting, input via high quality solid metal, gold plated RCA sockets that connect to the power amplifier directly. It also has active balanced inputs, via XLR sockets and uses relays to switch between the two inputs. The Destiny Power Amplifier can select either input from a button on the rear panel or using the forthcoming Destiny CAN Link system that extends the controls to another room or proprietary RS232 room controller.
Like the rest of the Destiny range of products, the Power Amplifier can switch into low-current standby operation from the front panel or remote control handset. Waking up the amplifier can now be performed simply via the Creek System Remote handset. For the ecologically aware consumer, the Destiny power amp draws less than 1 Watt of mains current in standby mode.
The metal case of the Destiny Power Amplifier has been constructed from custom designed extrusions using solid 10mm thick front panel and 4mm thick extruded side and rear panels that combined with the 3mm thick top and bottom plate to make a very substantial heavy weight product. In addition the buttons and feet are machined by computer aided manufacturing techniques, to achieve a very high quality finish. To isolate mechanical vibration and improve sonic resolution custom designed 4mm thick Sorbothane™ molded washers are stuck to the machined disc feet.