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Info: Copland CTA 501 Stereo Amplifier c/w Foundation Research Upgrades ***SALE PENDING

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Shipping Dimension: 44.50cm x 43.00cm x 17.00cm
Condition: 9 - Excellent (?)
Date Posted: Dec 19, 17 6:53am (PST)
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Updated December 26, 2017

***SALE PENDING***
For your consideration is the highly regarded Copland CTA 501 Stereo Tube Amplifier.

This unit incorporates numerous upgrades provided by Foundation Research which includes Vishay metal foil resistors and premium caps, raising performance significantly from the original amplifier design.

Specifications. Power output: 30 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo). Valve complement: 1 x 12AX7, 2 x 12AU7, 4 x EL 34.

It is in excellent condition both cosmetically & operationally.

For further information, please feel free to contact us directly at: removed email for privacy

Thank you for your interest,
MKoM, Toronto

* MKOM is an authorized dealer for many fine Audio brands from Canada, USA, Europe, South Africa & Japan.

SUMMARY

Appearance:

This is one of the rare designs which incorporates the Tubes internally.. Instead this amplifier is mounted on a rigid chassis with a brushed aluminum face plate and a black steel cover, vented on the top. Three knobs on the front panel serve as a CD Direct switch, a Gain control and the On/Off switch. The rear of the amplifier accommodates two inputs and speaker terminals allowing a choice of 8-ohm or 4-ohm tabs. The Copland looks elegant, stylish and very Scandinavian.

Technology:

A pair of EL34s are employed in the output stage. The circuitry is an ultra linear push-pull design. However, these pentode tubes here used with the associated gain in the output muscle and the feedback inherent in the amp forces the EL34s to act like triodes. The input stage employs two E82cc and one E83cc tubes, the layout is pristine, the workmanship excellent.

The Sound:

The first thing I noticed by all, was the breathy delivery of the midrange and high frequencies. Voices sounded not just good and natural, they sounded excellent. In this area the amplifier has little competition. Bass information is full-bodied with a nice glow together with the mids and highs it creates a three-dimensional image, with the front-to-back layering the most noticeable characteristic. Inner detail is reproduced delicately and with all the wanted information. The all-round sound of the CTA 501 is best described as revealing, full bodied and seductively musical.

Synopsis:

This amplifier sounds wonderfully musical and handles the most complex passages as expertly as one could wish to hear from a very expensive single-ended triode design.



Additional Information:

Dec 18, 17 4:05pm
The Copland CTA 501 looks elegant, stylish and very Scandinavian. EL34s are employed in the output stage. The circuitry is an ultra linear push-pull design. However, these pentode tubes here used with the associated gain in the output muscle and the feedback inherent in the amplifier forces the EL34s to act like triodes.The Copland CTA 501 power amplifier have the breathy delivery of the mid-range and high frequencies. Voices sounded not just good and natural, they sounded excellent. In this area the amplifier has little competition. Bass information is full-bodied with a nice glow together with the mids and highs it creates a three-dimensional image, with the front-to-back layering the most noticeable characteristic. Inner detail is reproduced delicately and with all the wanted information. The all-round sound of the CTA 501 is best described as revealing, full bodied and seductively musical.

Specifications :
Power Output...................................30 w/c
Tubes..............................................4 x EL34, 2 x 12AU7, 1 x 12AX7
Power consumption.........................250 Watts (Max)
Weight.............................................20kg
Dimensions(w x d x h).......................43 x 44.5 x 17cm

Miscellaneous :
Made in............................................Manufactured by Xena Audio AB Sweden
Condition..........................................9/10



Includes:

Original Packing & Power Cord.



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