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Powered Source Switching amplifier with 80 watts per channel. Ideal for for custom home audio distribution and Home Theater applications.
A terrific choice for a remarkably affordable system upgrade or building block, the AudioSource Amp 200 high-current stereo power amplifier offers 80 watts RMS per channel x 2 or, in bridged mono mode, up to 250 watts x 1 (into 8-ohm speakers in both cases). Now you can scale your listening to match your budget: use either 1 amplifier or 2 for stereo sound or 5 or more in concert for full-blown home-theater excitement--perfect for your DVDs, multichannel DTV broadcasts, or high-resolution audio formats like DVD-Audio and SACD.
Keep in mind that this is an amplifier only, with no volume control or onboard surround processing (though it does offer independent adjustable output controls for each channel). It's designed for use with a stereo preamplifier or a surround receiver offering preamplifier outputs.
Making the move from 5.1- to 6.1- or 7.1-channel surround sound? If your receiver has preamp outputs for all channels, there's no need to replace your 5.1 surround receiver. Just feed the additional center or surround signals to a strategically positioned Amp 200.
Connections consist of a choice of RCA (line-level) or clip-type (speaker-level) inputs and banana-plug-friendly binding-post speaker terminals for outputs. There's also set of stereo (left/right) RCA passthrough jacks for use in a daisy-chain setup.
The amp works with 12-volt power-on/-off circuitry and also features a signal-sensing circuit for automatic power-on/-off, making it as ideal for custom installers as for end users. Its A and B speaker outputs let you power speakers in your main room, a second room, or both rooms simultaneously. The amplifier's toroidal power supply keeps distortion extremely low (less than 0.04 percent).
I'm not a stereo buff, but my husband has been using this AudioSource Amp for YEARS and it's still amazing! It's being used with Bose bookshelf speakers. Read morePublished 19 months ago by KrazyKatLady
Versatile clean sound. One of the few amplifiers that can accept inputs from receiver speaker outputs. Read morePublished on December 29, 2010 by David Tanaka
I'm getting intermittent left-channel dropping on this after 1.5 years of continuous use. I'm not sure whether thats typical or not, but this far I've been very happy with the... Read morePublished on April 1, 2010 by Kevin Watt
Bought a used item, but it appears to be fine. Using it with Klipsch WB-14 bookshelf speakers to play HD radio, XM Radio, and my iPods. Read morePublished on March 15, 2010 by Harlock
I'm building a 2-story addition, with a basement, onto my home and wanted to set up 6 sets of speakers exclusive from my main 7. Read morePublished on December 15, 2008 by Explore
I have used this amp for about 9 months with no problems. It is driving a very inefficient pair of era D4 speakers. Read morePublished on December 4, 2008 by T. Loughrey
Purchased this amp to power speakers in the kitchen, dining room and patio. Works great, has enough power, and the auto sensing power and second input are must have features.Published on May 3, 2008 by Carl Schmitt Jr.