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SPL Performer M1000 - Single-Channel HiFi or Studio Power Amplfier (Silver)

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With a power amplification of 750 W (4 ?) [1000 W (2 ?); 420 W (8 ?)], this completely analog amplifier easily controls any loudspeaker. Thanks to the VOLTAiR technology the performance of the m1000 is detail-rich, vivid, honest and plain simply beautiful. Individual design In addition to the cho... Read More

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With a power amplification of 750 W (4 ?) [1000 W (2 ?); 420 W (8 ?)], this completely analog amplifier easily controls any loudspeaker. Thanks to the VOLTAiR technology the performance of the m1000 is detail-rich, vivid, honest and plain simply beautiful.

Individual design
In addition to the choice of the basic color black, red or silver, there are three more options for each to customize the Performer m1000 to individual design preferences with the black, red and silver decorative panels included in the scope of delivery. The decorative panels adhere with the help of a strong neodymium magnet. No tools are required to exchange them.

Better safe than sorry
The Performer m1000 has a protection circuit against DC voltage and against overheating. If direct current (DC) is detected, the output stage switches off automatically and the Protect LED lights up red. To protect the m1000 against the unlikely event of overheating, a temperature sensor at the heatsinks continously monitors the temperature of the device. The TEMP LED lights up yellow when the Performer m1000 is getting too hot. As a result of this the output stage is switched off and the fans run on high-speed until the device has cooled down.

Thru Connector
As one calls into the forest, so it echoes out. This saying inspired us to send the input signal out again in order to drive another power amplifier in bi-amping mode.

Trim to fit
With reference to the Performer m1000, "fit" means adapted. You can adapt the input sensitivity in 0.5 dB steps from 0 dB to -5.5 dB. In contrast to a panorama potentiometer in a preamplifier, this trim switch is the more audiophile solution. In addition, the difference in loudness of loudspeakers can be elegantly compensated in bi-amping mode.

Power to the speakers
The loudspeaker binding posts can accommodate banana plugs as well as a stranded wire with a diameter of up to 4 mm. Thus, any common type of speaker cable and in bi-wiring mode even both connection types can be used together. However, we do not recommend connecting a speaker with less than 2 ohms impedance.

Trigger me
The standby mode of the power amplifier can be switched on and off using the AMP CTL connection between a preamplifier such as the Director Mk2. To do this, connect the 3.5 mm phone jacks with a cable with 3.5 mm mono or stereo jack plugs. Thanks to its 12 V trigger input, third party preamps can also switch the Performer m1000's standby mode on and off.

A class of its own
Conventional solid-state power amplifiers tend to operate in a critical range of the built-in components - this results in unpleasant harmonical artifacts. Tube power amplifiers also distort at their limit but their characteristical behaviour softens this roughness and harshness.

Non the less this is a falsified representation of the sound image. Thanks to VOLTAiR Technology, the Performer m1000 can process much higher levels without even coming near to a critical range. All components constantly operate in the optimal range. The result is a very pleasant, natural and relaxed sound experience. Enjoy your music in every detail and without any listening fatigue.

Full power
The Performer m1000 features individual amplification stages for voltage and power amplification, which ensures a perfect operating of the class-AB amplifier circuit.

Thanks to each stage's own negative feedback path, it is ruled out that feedbacks from the loudspeaker are interacting with the input stage - this way the SPL VOLTAiR Technology can play out its full performance.

Keep cool
Inside the Performer m1000, six fans usually do nothing at all, because 90 % of the heat is passively dissipated via massive heat sinks. Should it nevertheless become really loud for a really long time, the processor-controlled fans remain virtually inaudible at only 19 dB (A). During power-up, the fans of the Performer m1000 briefly rotate at a higher speed to remove dust of themselves and surrounding components.

The VOLTAiR Technology
The 120V technology is our reference technology. The 120V technology is unique in the world. It operates at a DC voltage of 120 volts. This is four times that of IC-based semiconductor op-amps. In our Professional Fidelity series, we refer to this unsurpassed technology as VOLTAiR technology.

The highest possible audio quality requires the highest possible audio operating voltage.
The 120V technology works with +/-60 V. To be able to handle such a high voltage, we have developed special proprietary operational amplifiers that can operate with a DC voltage of +/-60 V: the SPL 120V SUPRA operational amplifiers. This high voltage would destroy conventional components and operational amplifiers.

By the way, the "120V" in the name of the technology has nothing to do with the local mains voltage from the mains power socket. This is about the operating voltage inside the device with which the audio signals are processed. The mains voltage from the mains power socket is transformed to the required secondary voltage in the device's internal linear power supply with toroidal transformer. Rectifiers convert this AC voltage into DC voltage required in the audio device.

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Product Specs

Analog Input / Thru: XLR (balanced)
Input impedance (THRU not connected) 20 k?
Common mode rejection (THRU not connected) -82 dBu
Input sensitivity 12.5 dBu
Loudspeaker Output: Binding posts with ø4mm cable hole (screwable) and banana plug
Output power (RMS, 2 ?) 1000 W
Harmonic distortion (1 kHz, 2 ?) < 0.08 %
Output power (RMS, 4 ?) 750 W
Harmonic distortion (1 kHz, 4 ?) < 0.05 %
Output power (RMS, 8 ?) 420 W
Harmonic distortion (1 kHz, 8 ?) < 0.03 %
Output voltage (peak to peak) 180 V
Output voltage (RMS) 64.6 V
Output impedance (20 Hz – 20 kHz) < 0.031 ?
Amplification gain 26 dB
Damping factor (1 kHz, 8 Ohm) > 280
Frequency range (-3dB) 10 Hz – 80 kHz
Noise (A-weighted) -123 dB
Internal Linear Power Supply with Shielded Toroidal Transformer
Toroidal transformer 1375 VA
Operating voltage (Input stage) +/- 60 V
Operating voltage (power stage) +/- 91 V
Operating voltage for relays, LEDs, AMP CTL + 12 V
Mains Power Supply
Mains voltage (selectable, see fuse chamber) 230 V AC / 50; 115 V AC / 60 Hz
Fuse 230 V T 6.3 A
Fuse 115 V T 12 A
Power consumption max. 1375 VA
Idle power consumption 50 W
Stand-by power consumption < 0.3 W
Dimensions W x H x D (width x height incl. feet x depth) 278 x 205 x 375 mm
11 x 8 x 14.8 inch
Unit weight 24.8 kg
54.7 lbs
Shipping weight 29.3 kg
64.6 lbs

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