Words paint a pretty picture when it comes to the Avantone Pro CLA-200 Studio Reference Amplifier, as borne out by some serious specs.
Seriously housed in a standard 2U rack-mount chassis, this powerful amplifier can generate over 200 watts per channel into an 8 ohm load — under testing it delivered 208 watts into 8 ohms, actually, and can run at one third power without thermal fault, making it a perfect fit for medium to large speakers in serious studios.
Still better, because it is convection cooled, it can be used in the same room as the monitors themselves. The CLA-200 Studio Reference Amplifier is designed to be used in a studio environment requiring high-power output with absolutely no fan noise. This is huge for mastering and mixing engineers using passive speakers.
In the case of the CLA-200 Studio Reference Amplifier, specifications only tell part of the story. So who better to pick up the thread, then, than the talented individual to whom it owes its very existence? Ears are always wide open, it seems.
“I have mixed 20,000 songs on my classic studio monitors and they have become my companions and part of what I do! They are truly the sound of hits! Every good pair of monitors needs a powerhouse of an amplifier to give you clear results. So now, thanks to Avantone Pro and the ears of CLA, we’re making available for the first time the return of a classically-designed amplifier for your studio. No longer do you need to take a chance on something used, old, and unreliable — the CLA-200 is here!” – Chris Lord-Alge (Avantone)
Here it is, indeed — designed to be paired with CLA-10TM classic studio reference monitors, yet works equally well with just about any passive studio monitor requiring serious dynamic range.
Really low distortion, steady performance under harsh conditions, and an open and transparent sound make the CLA-200 Studio Reference Amplifier an obvious choice for discerning studios… just ask Chris Lord-Alge. And he should surely know, having applied his Midas (mixing) touch to just about anyone who’s anyone!
The CLA-200 Studio Reference Amplifier arrives at Avantone Pro’s US Dealers in late December, priced at $799.00 USD. For more in-depth information, please visit the dedicated CLA-200 Studio Reference Amplifier webpage here
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