MCA 525 5-Channel Power Amplifier
5-channel power amplifier; 125 watts per channel continuous power into 8 ohms. Unlocking the incredible sound sculptures, special effects and dynamics of today’s home theater and multichannel music recordings is no small feat, at least for the average amplifier. But then, Anthem’s PVA 2, PVA 5 and PVA 7 amplifiers are anything but average. They are equally at home delivering all of the thundering impact and excitement of a surround sound movie experience as they are imparting the subtle nuances of multichannel music performance or paying rich sonic tribute to the sweeping highs and lows of your favorite two-channel recording.
Exemplary Circuit Design
The sonic purity of the PVA amplifier design is the result of Anthem's intensive research and development in high-end design. Superior high-end sound begins with a superior power supply. These amplifiers use custom-built, low-noise, high-power toroidal transformers and advanced power supply regulators with high-quality, low-ESL/low-ESR filter capacitors and huge storage capacity.
Anthem's proprietary and patented circuit designs follow Anthem’s ‘Keep-It- Simple’ principle, using the fewest number of parts in the signal path to maintain the integrity of sound. These amplifiers provide the finesse and instantaneous output power to effortlessly reproduce the challenging variety of special effects in movies and demanding musical passages. They are stable as a rock, even into difficult loads. PVA amplifiers can be powered On/Off three ways: manually, with the On/Off switch on the front panel; remotely, via the 12-volt trigger input; or automatically, with our patented Auto-On/Off circuit—an incoming audio signal immediately switches it on, and approximately 20 minutes after the audio signal ends, it simply switches off.
A Passion For Better Sound!
Before pragmatic design, before performance testing and long before production comes passion! A passion to produce something exceptional. Anthem products are extraordinary, meeting and exceeding the needs and expectations of audiophiles everywhere. Whether for personal or professional use, Anthem products are world-class leaders in high-end performance and value.
122 Db Signal-to-noise Ratio
“… an incredible S/N ratio of 122 dB. Good grief! That’s as good as no noise at all,” said Brian Florian, Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity, commenting on the PVA 7. Whether it’s the subtle (or not-so-subtle) special effects in a movie or the tonal subtleties produced by the strings of a single violin, PVA amplifiers capture it all! Ultra-low distortion and a truly incredible signal-to-noise ratio place these amplifiers among the cleanest and quietest on the market. From a silent black background, sound appears in its purest form to envelop you in powerful emotion.
Superior Component Parts And Materials
Superior performance demands superior components and materials. PVA amps are designed and built in North America using the finest quality parts and materials. From military-spec (FR-4-rated) epoxy circuit boards to multiple high-current bipolar-output transistors; from oversized, computer designed heatsinks to our own custom-designed robust binding posts, the build quality of these amps ranks among the finest in the world!
|Power Per Channel||225 watt|
|Number of Channels||5|
|Total Harmonic Distortion||0.0010% (at 1 kHz) / 0.015% (at 20 kHz)|
|Frequency Response||± 0.1 dB (open circuit)|
|Impedance||10 kOhms / 15 kOhms|
|Inputs||Single-Ended, Balanced, Relay Trigger (3.5-mm Mono Jack)|
|Outputs||Speaker Binding Posts, Relay Trigger (3.5-mm Mono Jack)|
|Power Requirements||In countries where the line voltage is 120 V, this product operates from a single phase AC power source that supplies between 108 V and 132 V at a frequency of 60 Hz.|
|Features||12v Trigger, 5 Channel, Balanced Inputs|
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