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.
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
- 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 Specifications
Power Output/Channel (1% Thd+N, 1 Khz):
All max power ratings at 1% THD @ 1KHz
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
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