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ELAC Alchemy DPA-2 Stereo & Mono Amplifier

Nice and clean power in a small package
The majority of high-powered amplifiers we have used are huge and weighty, and work sizzling. So we was nicely surprised by the Alchemy DPA-2 sleek, light-weight case and cool-running composure. ELAC’s Alchemy Series is setting up a brand new standard for value in top quality audio components.
The Alchemy DPA-2 Power Amplifier real analog input stage preserves just about all the detail and nuance of the most sophisticated music phrases, though the Class D output stage along with switching power supply delivers characteristics that will get hold of you. Power output is rated at 210 watts per channel into 8 ohms, and 325 watts into 4 ohms. That is a lot of power for even large, power-hungry floor-standing speaker systems.

Alchemy DPA-2 Amplifier
Alchemy DPA-2 Amplifier

A multipurpose choice for a wide variety of systems
For many audiophiles, the DPA-2’s power output in stereo will be more than adequate. But for all those demanding ultra-high-power amplification, the DPA-2 can offer an outstanding 625 watts in bridged mono mode. Photo: ELAC

The Alchemy DPA-2 Amplifier is a ideal match, both equally, sonically and visually, for the companion ELAC Alchemy Series DDP-2 preamp/DAC. Some other stereo preamps may not supply a powerful enough signal level to generate full use of the DPA-2’s enormous power, but don’t be concerned. For those situations, this amplifier comes with a high/low gain switch for much better system corresponding.

It boasts a completely discrete FET input stage with DC servo-controlled output stage, extra low noise DC voltage regulators, a toroidal transformer and linear power supply for the input stage, and a high-efficiency, low-noise switching power supply for the Class D PWM output stage. The output power can be read out on the LCD info display screen.

Every single component in DPA-2 amplifier comes with appropriate, well-thought-out functions and topology that are essential to critical audience, like discrete inclusion of power supply, preamplifier, and signal processing to get you best-in-class sound. With decades of practical experience in award-winning analog and digital products and solutions, the Alchemy Series creates a completely new standard for value in the world of high-class audio sets. DPA-2 Amplifier price: $1,749.98

Connections:

  • stereo balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA inputs
  • 5-way binding post speaker terminals accept bare wire, banana plugs, and spade lugs
  • 12V trigger in/out for powering the amp on and off from another device
  • detachable power cord
Alchemy DPA-2 Amplifier
Alchemy DPA-2 Amplifier

Alchemy DPA-2 Amplifier Specifications

Power Output/Channel (1% Thd+N, 1 Khz):
All max power ratings at 1% THD @ 1KHz
Stereo
One channel driven into 8 Ohms 225W
Both channels driven into 8 Ohms 210W
One channel driven into 4 Ohms 390W
Both channel driven into 4 Ohms  325W
Mono
4 Ohms 420W
8 Ohms 625W
Frequency Response:  5hz-20khz +/- 0.2dB
Nominal Thd+N (1 Watt Into 8Ω):  0.003%
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (1 Khz):  94dB
Input Impedance:  RCA=12K, XLR=19K
Output Impedance:  0.03 Ohms @ 1KHz
Channel Separation (1 Khz):  70dB @ 1KHz / n/a
Gain:  Stereo 24dB/30dB  – Mono 18dB/24dB
Inputs:  Unbalanced RCA, Balanced XLR
Outputs:  Binding post 5-way
Available Finishes:  Black
Dimensions (HxWxD) In:  02.00 x 17.50 x 15.00 including jacks
Net Weight:  14.00 lbs

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