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Peachtree Amp500 Power Amplifier

$1,499.00
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amp500
Power Amplifier

Features:
• 500 watts per channel
• Fully balanced topology
• Balanced and unbalanced inputs
• Discrete class-A buffer stage
• Extremely low noise
• Wide dynamic range

"No matter what I threw at my system, the amp500 consistently delivered every bit of juice that my speakers wanted, and I always had the feeling that the reserve was plenty deep. The amp500 never broke a sweat."

The Peachtree amp500 features a staggering 500 watts per channel into 8 ohms and drives speakers all the way down to 2.5 ohms - AND up to their full potential. It features a custom designed, class-A input stage and balanced and unbalanced inputs for compatibility with virtually any preamplifier or music source. The amp500 is housed in the same beautiful chassis and cabinetry as our award-winning nova series of amplifiers.

500 watts per channel has never looked or sounded this good!
Drive ANY speaker with ease and headroom to spare
Exceptionally low noise, even compared to MUCH less powerful amps
Balanced and unbalanced inputs with differential audio circuits
Custom designed class-A input stage
127dB Signal to Noise Ratio
Aluminum front panel and chassis wrapped in a real wood cabinet finished in stunning Gloss Ebony Mocha or beautiful Piano Black
Imagine Your Music Emerging from a Black Background . . .


In the past, big powerful amplifiers have been great for dynamics and solid bass - but often at the expense of noise. In the amp500, Peachtree has achieved a high signal to noise ratio AND a very high power level - with both soft musical passages and huge dynamic crescendos seeming to emerge from a black background. It’s rare to find an amplifier this powerful and with a dynamic range capability of 123dB (127dB A-weighted). When a rim shot from a snare drum lifts you from your seat - that’s what this kind of power can do in your system. When the cannon from the 1812 Overture has the impact you’d expect at a live performance you realize that tons of power simply makes it sound more *real*. Yet at the same time you’ll get a nice delicate balance with a solo acoustic guitar or violin. High power and a high signal to noise ratio is what it’s all about.

Peachtree Audio's amp500 is a stand alone power amplifier based on the amplifier section of the nova500. It recreates the natural power and dynamics of live music with ease, and features a fully balanced topology that is extremely musical and faithful to the source material. The amp500 includes balanced and unbalanced inputs, a discrete class-A buffer stage and low-noise linear voltage regulators for input circuits. The amp500 effortlessly drives the wide range of high-performance speakers available today.

SPECIFICATIONS:

Compatible Speakers: 2.5-16Ω
Output Power: (WPC, 8Ω | 4Ω, <1% THD+N, AES17): 500 l 700
Dynamic Range (A-weighted): 127dB
Damping Factor (1kHz): >650 (4Ω)
Frequency Response (20 - 20kHz): <+/-0.4dB
Inter-Modulation Distortion (TBD): >80dB below fundamental
Total Harmonic Distortion (AES17, 1kHz, 4Ω): 0.003 %
Channel Separation (1kHz, 8Ω): >90dB
Balanced input impedance: 100K ohm (across pins 2-3)
Unbalanced input impedance: 100K ohm
AC power: 100-240v 50/60 Hz
Fuse size for 115v: 10 amp 250v slow-blow
Fuse size for 230v: 5 amp 250v slow-blow
Standby power consumption: Idle power consumption: 30 W
Maximum power consumption: 1500 W (peak)
Height (including Feet): 111 mm | 4.37 inches
Width: 356 mm | 14.02 inches
Depth (including power button and binding post): 343 mm | 13.50 inches
Weight (shipping): 343 mm | 13.50 inches (8.414 kg l 18.55 lbs)