Atoll’s IN200 is an attractive if understated 120W per channel dual mono amplifier with a nice curve in its 8mm thick aluminium fascia. To keep the lines clean, however, it uses buttons in place of knobs and dials, which form the ergonomic brief of other integrated amps in the Atoll line. However, the IN200’s control surfaces (shared with the IN400 flagship) are well laid out with volume and balance buttons laid out in a logical diamond configuration. It’s tempting to throw in the ‘Gallic flair’ cliché here; the combination of its curves, ovals, and graphics gives the Atoll line a common, almost Art Nouveau look.
Apart from the volume and balance button diamond, the IN200 has a row of buttons for each input. There are five line-only inputs – a phono stage can be added to one line input at a small premium – and a sixth marked ‘by-pass’. This allows you to use the power amp side of the IN200 only, which is useful in shared stereo/multichannel systems, or if you are upgrading to a pre/power system in stages. The IN200 also sports a fixed line input and output for a tape recorder (should you still own one) on the rear panel, and a solid ¼” headphone socket on the front.