For those who have the most demanding speakers, or very large spaces, or simply desire limitless dynamics and power, Cary Audio offers the SA-500.1 solid-state monoblock power amplifier. Sharing a chassis, power supply, and amplifier channels with the SA-200.2, the SA-500.1 uses a newly-developed input module to run in a balanced-parallel configuration, more than doubling the available power. With over 500 watts on tap with 8-ohm speakers, and over 1000 watts for 4-ohm speakers, these big monoblocks can handle any conceivable load or room with power to spare.
These amplifiers are not only muscular, but also refined in their musical abilities. Even the very finest speakers available can profit being driven by the SA-500.1 amplifier. A tremendous amount of care was taken to insure that it maintains the delicacy and musical accuracy of its stereo sibling, the SA-200.2. Since it is the same amplifier at its heart, only varying in the input board used, the SA-500.1 is just as musical and enjoyable. If your needs dictate tremendous power and rock-solid control of your music and movies, whether for full range or biamping applications, make sure to choose the SA-500.1.
The following section describes the SA-500.1 basic specifications. The specifications are subject to change without notice or obligation.
|Circuit Type||Solid State, Class A/B|
|Power Output||1 x 500 watts @ 8 Ohms from 20Hz to 20KHz
1 x 1000 watts @ 4 Ohms from 20Hz to 20KHz
|Frequency Response||10Hz – 50KHz +/- 0.1 dB|
|Signal-to-Noise Ratio||>100dB, “A” Weighted|
|Input Impedance||30K Ohms RCA-unbalanced
30K 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||1 RCA, 1 XLR|
|Audio Output||1 pair 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|
|Dimensions||7.75” H x 17.7”W x 19.5 ”D|