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T+A AMP 8

In order to take full advantage of the enormous sound quality of the DAC 8 DSD, an extremely good amplifier is required, which is uncompromisingly constructed and equipped. This is why the AMP 8 is based on the circuit and design technology of our HV and R-series amplifiers. The design is fully symmetrical and the output stages are equipped with high-performance ThermalTrakTM audio transistors. A cleverly programmed mikro-processor monitors the AMP 8 and controls the protection circuit, which switches of the output relay in case of a short circuit, overheat and overload.
One must not be deceived by the small housing size, the AMP 8 can deliver due to its extremely stable power supply more than 100 watts of continuous output power in the highest quality. The slow-running cooling fan is silent, and is controlled by the micro-processor according to load and temperature. The AMP 8 sounds sensational: vigorous, dynamic, high-resolution yet delicate, subtle and audiophile. The combination of DAC 8 and AMP 8 sets new standards far beyond its price class.


Description

Theory and Application. No other audio brand focuses on science and engineering like T+A. The name itself connotes the methodical process by which the company designs and builds its products, holding itself to the most rigorous standards. It devises, creates and fine-tunes Hi-Fi components of the utmost quality, resulting in an array of fully matured High-End speakers and electronics.

'-Output Stage

Nominal output per channel into 8 Ohms / 4 Ohms                          80 Watts / 110 Watts
Peak output per channel into 8 Ohms / 4 Ohms                                 100 Watts / 130 Watts
Frequency response + 0 / – 3 dB                                                                1 Hz – 200 kHz
Slew rate                                                                                                             60 V/µs
Damping factor                                                                                                 > 170
Signal to noise ratio                                                                                        > 103 / 110 dB
Channel separation                                                                                        81 / 65 dB
Total harmonic distortion                                                                            < 0,009 %
Reservoir capacity                                                                                          33.000 µF

-Mains / Accessories / Dimensions

Mains                                                                                    110-120 V or 220-240 V, 50-60 Hz. 400 Watts
Standby                                                                                < 0,2 W
Additional features                                                        Triggerinput +5 ... 20V for external switching on Automatic signal-controlled power on
Dimensions (H x W x D)                                                9,5 x 27 x 27 cm
Weight                                                                                 7 kg
Finish                                                                                   Case black aluminium 42, cover silver aluminium 43 Technical modifications reserved

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Fidelity International

The ambitiously engeneered AMP 8 is the obvious match to the DAC 8 DSD, sporting the same high quality machining and pristine sound in a neat, compact enclosure. But the reasonable priced stereo power amp suits perfectly non-T+A equipment, too.


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Voiced perfectly to make a great system when used with the DAC 8 – it´s natural partner – the AMP 8 sounds crisp and vivid with just the right balance of warmth and civility to avoid it appearing relentlessly analytical. If you can accommodate a bigger pair of floorstanders, the AMP 8 should drive them with ease, making for a high end system without breaking the bank. It´s another outstanding design from T+A.


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