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Tidal Impulse Dual Mono Power Amplifier

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TIDAL Impulse New Reference Dual Mono Power Amplifier

The idea behind the construction of the Impulse was to continue the way the formerly model TIDAL Impact started: to settle, once and for good, the discussion over tube versus solid state amplifiers. The Impulse results from the uncompromising implementation of our most basic requirement: pure amplification of the musical signal without adding any sonic colour or concealing even the smallest of details..

 

 

And so, we are at a loss trying to depict the amplifiers sound in usual terms, it is "only" neutral, such as a glass of pure water is neutral. The Impulse is one of a very small and select group of amplifiers that do not feature any of the sonic attributes that can commonly be identified with either tube amps or solid state gear..

 

 

options & specs

  • dual mono reference power amplifier, fully autarcic working mono amplification stages
  • regulated active power supply with 2 x 800VA non-noise toriod transformers, completetly magnetical shielded and mechanical decoupled, ripple-free voltage and current stabilisation
  • 350.000 µF stabilisation capacity, ultra fast response with high-grade-long-life-capacitors, massive copper-gold centerplate for an unique all centred capacity control
  • elimination of deleterious resonances by all massive aluminum parts and braces inside, excellent torsional and longitudinal rigidity
  • no direct protection circuit in signal path, no direct relay in exit path, no coupling-capacitors in the exit stages for most uncompromised sound quality
  • intelligent protection system with: DC-offset-control, power supply control, temperature control, overload control, ocillation protection
  • optional: fully autarcic working active crossover LPX-monomodule for active amping to control the bass section of TIDAL reference speakers, perfectly matched in phase and frequency, different frequencies and level adjustable to trim bass response perfectly to each room and/or taste
  • intelligent softstart system, remote power on/off by TIDAL pre amplifiers via
  • extremly short signal paths on gold plated boards, DC-coupled input stage
  • EMI-linefilter
  • user-selectable input: 2 x balanced input XLR (gold plated), 2 x unbalanced (RCA-jack gold plated and teflon isolated)
  • fully stable even below 1 ohm
  • rated power output at 8 ohm: 2 x 190 watts continuous rms power
  • rated power output at 4 ohm: 2 x 360 watts continuous rms power
  • rated power output at 2 ohm: 2 x 680 watts continuous rms power
  • rated power output < 2 ohm: more than 2 x 700 watts continuous rms power
  • bandwith: 1Hz - 400 kHz (-3 dB), measured with impedance load
  • dimensions: 17.3" x 10" x 17,3" / 44 cm x 25 cm x 40 cm
    weight: 140 lbs. / 70 Kg incl. packaging

Source www.tidal-audio.de

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