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SA-200.2 Amplifier

  • SA-200.2 Amplifier
  • SA-200.2 Amplifier
  • SA-200.2 Amplifier
  • SA-200.2 Amplifier

About the SA-200.2 Amplifier

Cary Audio’s expertise also extends to solid-state electronics, as evidenced by the SA-200.2 stereo power amplifier. Sharing our design goals of fully differential-balanced construction to eliminate many causes of noise, allowing more details of your music and movies to emerge, we have also “voiced” the amplifier to sound tube-like, with a sweet high end and a lush and involving midrange. It does, however, produce taut and powerful bass response beyond what most tube amplifiers can manage. Its wide frequency bandwidth and low noise characteristics combine to reproduce the most subtle harmonic shadings of the music, resulting in accurate timbral renderings of instruments and voices and wider dynamic contrasts. You’ll hear more of the music and the movies than you ever thought possible from a high-powered solid-state amplifier.

The SA-200.2 shares its circuitry with its big brother, the SA-500.1 500 watt monoblock. If your needs ever change (more demanding speakers, larger room, etc.), we can replace the SA-200.2’s stereo input module with the parallel bridging mono module, and turn it into an SA-500.1. Matched parts, a high-current oversized power supply, modular construction, short signal paths – all these benefits mean a long lifetime of enjoying effortless, natural music.

The following section describes the SA-200.2 basic specifications. The specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.

Circuit Type Solid State, Class A/B
Power Output 2 x 200 watts @ 8 Ohms from 20Hz to 20KHz
2 x 350 watts @ 4 Ohms from 20Hz to 20KHz
Frequency Response 10Hz – 50KHz +/- 0.1 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio >100dB, “A” Weighted
Input Impedance 22K Ohms RCA-unbalanced
22K Ohms – Balanced (XLR)
Voltage Gain 28 dB
AC Power Requirements 117/234 Volts AC @ 50/60 Hz
Break-In Time 100 hours of playing time
Audio Input 2 RCA, 2 XLR
Audio Output 2 pairs of heavy-duty, gold-plated binding posts
THD Less than 0.05% at rated output
Damping Factor Greater than 400 from 10Hz to 400Hz
Remote Trigger 3.3-24v DC at 5mA or greater
Finish Black powder coated matte chassis with silver or black aluminum faceplate
Weight 65 lbs
Dimensions 7.75” H x 17.7”W x 19.5 ”D

Resources

Owner's Manual
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Review in Fidelity-Magazin in Germany
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Review by Kent Johnson on Positive Feedback Online
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Review by Jerry Seigel on 10 Audio
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Review by Erick Lichte on Stereophile at the International CES 2011
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