Merrill Audio Element 116 Versus Veritas Monoblock Amplifiers
June 28, 2019
June 28, 2019

Merrill Audio Element 118 Solid-State Monoblock Amplifiers

The Element 118 monoblocks are Merrill Audio’s newest products. I read about them long before I received my review samples, so I already knew that they are the most ambitious components that Merrill Audio has ever produced. They are named Element 118 after Oganesson, the newest element in the periodic table. Merrill Audio used this for the name of their amplifier because it “reflects the newest in technologies in the Element 118”. The two cabinets of the Element 118 monoblocks are quite large, a bit over 18″ wide, more than 20″ deep, and about 11″ high, although each amp weighs “only” 55 pounds. This is most likely due to their Class D amplification circuitry heritage. The cabinets of the Element 118 monoblocks are gorgeous. The chassis wasn’t designed just to look good but was designed to minimize external sound vibration using midpoint diffusers and stabilizers.

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