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150 watts x 7 channels
Designed AND Built in the UK, compares with amps costing $6000 to $8000. Pretty amazing sounding.
This amp has an amazing sound, rich, dynamic, transparent and natural.
This is an incredible opportunity to gain amazing British voicing and performance along with meticulous manufacturing quality,
This power amp is worth every penny of the asking price, however reasonable offers will be considered.
A high-powered multichannel power amplifier is an unusual product for a British company, but Arcam has evidently decided that they needed to crack the American home theater market. They chose to enter with a 150Wx7 (into 8ohms; 230Wx7 into 4ohms), modular design. Each amp module—one per channel—includes rectification and 20,000F of storage capacitance, all fed by two 1500VA toroidal power transformers. According to Arcam, this ensures that each module can deliver full output at all times. The ARCAM P7 Multichannel Power Amplifier will deliver equally
breathtaking results from both music and home cinema sources. It will
enthrall even the most experienced and discerning listener.
ARCAM FMJ P7
A completely modular design, with 7 identical and fully isolated power
amplifiers, these may be daisy chained for bi-amping or tri-amping
suitable loudspeakers. Each amplifier module has its own bridge
rectifiers and 20,000 micro-farads of storage capacitance, fed from a
total of 14 individual windings on the p7`s two massive 1500va
toroidal power transformers. This arrangement ensures near perfect
isolation between the channels for the avoidance of hum loops. It also
means that each channel can always deliver its full rated continuous
output power of 150 Watts into 8 ohms or 230 Watts into 4 ohms,
irrespective of what the other channels are doing. The advanced
current feedback circuit topology used in the p7 is a further
development of that used in Arcam`s award-winning a85 and a32
amplifiers and has ultra low distortion together with exceptional
dynamic range and transient response.
The p7 is a thx specified, 7 channel power amplifier which has been
designed to deliver reference standard amplification in high
performance audio-video installations. It is the perfect partner to
the av8 processor, but will also complement the performance of any
other high-quality preamp processor. As well as being technically
superb, great attention has been paid to the aesthetic design of the
p7 to ensure it will look stunning in your home installation. The p7
represents a tour-de-force in amplifier design. Certain to enrich your
listening experience, its abundant power and finesse firmly positions
Arcam in a small, select group of world-class producers.
As the p7 amplifier is capable of delivering over 1.6 kilowatts of
continuous undistorted audio power, there were a number of engineering
challenges that have had to be overcome to ensure both short and
long-term reliable operation. Each channel uses four Sanken heavy duty
bipolar output transistors firmly bolted to a large custom designed
aluminum heat sink. These heat sinks are thermally very efficient so
that, under normal conditions, the amplifier needs only convection
cooling and is thus silent in use. With so much power on tap the p7 is
equipped with a heavy duty mains cable and socket, coupled to a
microprocessor controlled "soft-start" sequencer which, to minimize
mains inrush currents, turns on the channels one by one. This system
is powered from its own small toroidal power transformer, permitting
the p7 to be remotely switched in and out of standby via a 12-volt
ARCAM FMJ P7
The microprocessor continuously monitors the condition of each
channel, including temperature, output current and dc offset, to
ensure correct operation or instant shut-down under fault conditions.
It also controls a variable-speed cooling fan, for those rare
occasions when convection cooling is not enough. The p7 features a
beautifully contoured front panel and integral air intake slot, with 7
multicoloured LEDs to show the operating status of each channel. The
whole case is made of heavy gauge aluminum, which helps the overall
sound quality due to its excellent thermal and non-magnetic
properties. Because it weighs over 30 kg, even the p7`s feet are made
from machined aluminum, complete with easy slide plastic inserts to
help with installation.
THX certified Multichannel power amplifier
Delivers a massive 150W per channel into 8 Ohms
Near perfect channel isolation prevents signal distortion
Can be daisy chained for Bi or even Tri-amping
Multicolored LED display
12V trigger for remote activation
Component Output 150W per channel into 8 Ohms
Dimensions (HxWxD) in mm 430x460x180
Frequency Response 1 20Hz-20kHz
Input impedance 22 Ohms
Output impedance 50 milliohms
Total harmonic distortion 0.005%
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