Monday, September 26, 2011

NewClear Audio NC1000L Amplifier


The NewClear Audio NC1000L Amplifier heralds a paradigm shift in the cost of a superior amp. Never before has so much been available for so little. We are not talking about a good amp for the money. The NC1000L is a tremendous amp at any price, and coincidentally is very affordable.

How does NewClear Audio do this? The amp is based around the B&O ICEpower 1000ASP module, which pairs a switch mode power supply with a PWM output section. An ultra high grade Lundahl input transformer is utilized for very low noise/wide bandwidth/high dynamics. The metalwork enclosure is well finished with Gold RCA Unbalanced and Gold XLR Balanced Inputs, Gold Output Binding Posts, and billet faceplate.

NC1000L Standard Features
-Dual Mono Design, 2 Power Supplies and 2 Amplifiers
-Bullet proof protection circuitry, both shorting and thermal. Modules reactivate automatically after short circuit elimination or thermal
-Graceful, rounded wave form at clipping – similar to tube technology.
-Rugged 14 gage steel chassis with durable powder coat finish.
-Aluminum billet face plate with brushed anodized finish.
-Black film, stainless steel fastening hardware, countersunk for a sleek, easy clean profile.
-DH Labs silver plated copper in Teflon for input and output internal cabling.
-Select cryogenic treatment.
-Lundahl input transformer.

NC1000L Specifications
Power Output: Greater than 501 Watts at 8 Ohms / 1001 Watts at 4 Ohms
Peak Output Current: 40 Amps
Dynamic Range: 120 dBa
Frequency Response: 5 Hz to 45 kHz, -3 dB at 8 Ohms
Total Harmonic Distortion plus Noise: < 0.1%
Intermodulation Distortion: < 0.002%
Dimensions: 14.25”W x 16”D x 4.25”H
Weight: 26 lbs.