Sutherland N1 User Manual

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Beyond those basic functions, are more

thoughtful and useful aspects. When the

N1 is muted (by either pressing the front

panel knob or the orange mute button on

the remote), the volume level quickly goes to

zero and the two digits of volume indication go

off. That leaves only the input display illuminated.

The remote up/down buttons then function to make

changes to the selected input. When the N1 is then

unmuted, the volume numeric indication comes back on and

the volume level will then ramp up to the value last used with

that particular input.

The orange LED on the remote shows how rapidly commands are being sent. One

command for each flash. A quick push of the volume up or down buttons will send

only one command. Volume can be easily raised or lowered by one value. Holding

the button down for longer will send more commands and at a faster rate.


The N1 uses a stack of two identical mono boards. Each board contains a mono phono

preamp, a mono input selector, a mono volume control, a mono line stage, multiple stages

of power supply filtering / regulation and a processor for control.

Each channel of music will see exactly the same circuit and physical layout. The most

subtle details between the two channels will be preserved as they travel thru precisely

identical signal paths.

Construction details contribute not

only to the N1’s performance but

also to pride in owning a well crafted

instrument. The neat and orderly

internal layout reflect the attention

to every design detail.


The phono stage is the same circuitry

as used in the Destination level

PhonoBlocks. Only the power supply