Creek Audio 4040 A
Creek Audio 4040 A
Creek Audio 4040 A

Creek Audio 4040 A: Classic integrated amplifier reborn

The Creek Audio 4040A integrated amplifier ensures seamless functionality and opulent performance. Crafted to embody the spirit of the classic 1982 CAS4040, the Creek 4040A offers three analog signal inputs, comprising two sets of unbalanced RCA connectors and one set of fully balanced XLR connectors. Its electronic volume control enables meticulous adjustments in 1 dB increments across a span of 70 dB. Additionally, users have access to left/right channel balance, tone controls, and equalizer settings for a customizable audio experience.

Enthusiasts of vinyl music have the option to integrate the Sequel mk4 Phono Pre-amp plugin instead of Aux 2, accommodating a diverse array of MM and MC cartridges. The digital inputs encompass USB, coaxial SPDIF, optical Toslink, USB class 2, and aptX Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity. For the conversion of digital signals to analog, the 4040A employs the ES9023 Saber DAC.

The manufacturer stated, “The key to the 4040A integrated amplifier’s impressive performance lies in its high-frequency power supply, which is optimized for audio electronics.” The operation of the 4040A is not dependent on power supply quality or voltage stability.

Diverging from typical amplifiers, the Creek 4040A features a unique 250W power supply that is voltage-regulated. This distinctive design enables it to double its output power whenever the load impedance is halved, irrespective of the line voltage. The output power specifications for the Creek 4040A, weighing 2 kg and measuring 21.5 x 6 x 25.5 cm, are 35 W at 8 ohms and 70 W at 4 ohms for both channels. Available color options include black or silver.

Technical Specifications

  • Power output: 55 W into 8 Ohms, 110 W into 4 Ohms, both channels driven
  • Continuous max output current: >8A, current limited
  • Peak current: >20A
  • THD and Noise: <0.045%
  • Signal to Noise Ratio: 105dBA
  • Frequency Response: 5Hz to 50 kHz, +/-3dB / 10Hz – 20KHz +/-1dB
  • Input sensitivity: 525mV for 55 W into 8 Ohms
  • Gain: 32dB or x40
  • Crosstalk: >68dB at 1 kHz
  • Pre-Amp Inputs: 2x RCA (unbalanced) and 1x XLR (balanced)
  • Power-Amp Input: Power Amp Direct via a menu option
  • Plug-in Phono options: Sequel mk4 MM Phono. 40 and 50dB gain
  • Digital inputs: 1x co-axial, 1x optical, 1x USB 2.0
  • Wireless: Bluetooth aptX HD
  • Digital to Analogue Converter: ES9018k2m Sabre DAC.
  • Loudspeaker Outputs: 4mm binding posts with rear and side entry, plus a spade lug
  • Speaker output impedance: <0.02 Ohms 20Hz to 20 kHz.
  • Damping Factor: >100 into <0.04 Ohms
  • Headphone Output socket: 6.3mm stereo jack socket for 30 – 300 Ohm headphones
  • Mains input voltage range: 100V to 240V nominal, 50Hz or 60Hz
  • Power Consumption: <0.5W Standby, 5W Idle, 350W Full Power
  • Auto Standby: 30, 60, 120 minutes, or disabled
  • Finish colours: Silver or Black front panel
  • Weight: 2.2kgs (4.85 lbs) net, 3kgs (6.6 lbs) gross (packed)
  • Size W/H/D: 21.5 x 6 x 25.5 cm (8.46″ x 2.36″ x 10”)
  • including feet, knobs, LS terminals and BT antenna.