Mono power amplifier
The new M400 moniker gives clue to a major part of the upgrade. Power output has been increased to 400 Watts. This is up from the original 300 Watts. The backbone of the power increase is a new ultra-quiet 1,800VA linear transformer - a 20% increase in size from the original. Coupled to this larger power source is a new output stage design that includes a number of major enhancements.
A critical element of any amplifier output stage is circuitry known as the driver section. In the new Momentum M400, this stage has been elevated to a fully complementary design. There are now individual transistors employed for the positive and negative halves of the musical signal. This change nearly doubles the current drive necessary to maximize the enhanced output stage that follows. The new output stage takes this increased drive to boost the open loop gain by the same factor of two. The result is a sound that is more authoritative, richer, and more expansive.
- Power: 400 watts @ 8Ω, 800 watts @ 4Ω, 1,600 watts @ 2Ω
- Frequency Response: 1 Hz to 200 kHz, -1 dB, 20Hz to 20 kHz, ±0.1 dB
- Distortion: 400 watts @ 8Ω, 0.1% @ 1 kHz
- Signal-to-Noise Ratio: 105 dB, unweighted
- Inputs: 1 balanced XLR
- Input Impedance: 1 MΩ
- Output Impedance: 0.12Ω
- Dimensions: 12.5 x 21.5 x 5.25 in. 95 lbs.
Price is for a pair.