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MA 1000

High-end hybrid integrated amplifier with tube preamplifier

  • Perfect synthesis of an audiophile tube preamplifier and high-performance transistor output stage
  • Preselected ECC 82 tubes burnt in for 60 hours
  • Discretely designed power amps with 2 x 115 watts of rated output at 4 ohms
  • Wide variety of connection options including phono pre-amp (MM and MC)
  • Stylish enclosure design and modern operating convenience thanks to a high-quality system remote control

High-end hybrid integrated amplifier with tube preamplifier

The MA 100 high-end integrated amplifier delivers the best of two "worlds": the audiophile sound produced by the high-quality tube pre-amplifier with the simultaneously massive and stable output of a modern transistor power amplifier! In combination, these different technologies create the perfect conditions for excellent acoustical performance.
The heart of the MA 1000 is undoubtedly the tube pre-amplifier, which uses Russian-made pre-selected ECC-82 valves that have been burned in for 60 hours. A high-performance amplifier with discrete configuration using Toshiba power transistors delivers the necessary power. This thus provides the MA 1000 with 115 watts of continuous performance per channel.

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Design and functionality

Embedded in the aluminium front panel of the MA 1000 is the organic LED display – high resolution and high contrast at the same time, it not only enhances readability substantially; it also adds a stylish visual highlight. The controls are likewise made of solid aluminium, with high-quality ALPS motor potentiometers performing their work behind the volume controls.

Various connection options are provided for

The MA 1000 has four high-level inputs and a phono input that can be switched between MM and MC. A 3.5 mm jack input is also provided at the front to connect portable devices.

Technical specifications


Power consumption
  • Max 420 W
  • Standby < 0,5 W
Frequency response
  • CD/Tuner/Aux/Line/Tape:
    5 Hz – 100 kHz (-3,0 dB)
  • CD/Tuner/Aux/Line/Tape:
    20 Hz – 20 kHz (+/-0,1 dB)
  • hono: 20 Hz – 20 kHz (+/-0,3 dB)
  • hono Subsonic Filter: 16 Hz, 18 dB/Oct.
Peak
  • 1 kHz, 4Ω: 2 x 250 W
Output power / Nominal
  • 20 Hz – 20 kHz, THD < 1.0%
    4 Ohm, 2 x 115 W
    8 Ohm, 2 x 80 W
Input sensivity
  • Phono MM: 2,5mV/47kΩ
  • Phono MC: 0,3mV/470Ω
  • CD/Tuner/Aux/Line/Tape: 400mV/100kΩ
Mains voltage
  • 230 VAC / 50 Hz
S/N ratio
  • CD/Tuner/Aux/Line/Tape: 110 dB (A)
  • Phono MM : 89 dB (A)
  • Phono MC : 77 dB (A)
Dimensions (WxHxD)
  • 434 x 125 x 330 mm (380 mm incl. controls and connectors)
  • Remote control: 47 x 193 x 23 mm
Color
  • Black
Weight
  • 11 kg

Highlights


Amplifier and power supply
  • Output rating of 115 watts of sine power per channel (4 ohms)
  • Generously dimensioned toroidal transformer
  • Filter/electrolytic capacitors with a particularly large capacity (4 x 10000 µF)
  • High-performance power supply with separately stabilised

    supply voltages for the different tubes and circuits
  • Discrete high-performance amplifier with high quality power transistors from Toshiba
Highlights
  • Separate standby power supply for low power consumption in standby mode
  • Elegant full-metal system remote for controlling
  • High-contrast, state-of-the-art "Organic LED" display
Connections
  • Record Out fixed level output
  • Phono MM and MC inputs
  • Preamplifier output for connecting subwoofers or additional power amplifiers
  • Headphone output with high quality 6.3 mm jack
  • Bi-wiring output terminal with large, insulated speaker terminals
  • Additional 3.5 mm audio input on the front panel for connecting portable devices
  • 4 high-level inputs
Preamplifier
  • Low-loss WIMA audio capacitors in the signal path
  • Phono preamplifier with separate MM / MC inputs, low-noise operational amplifiers and subsonic filters
  • Volume control via high-precision motorised potentiometer from ALPS
  • Input signal switching via high quality reed relays
  • Preselected and burned-in (60 hours) tubes produced in Russia
  • Low-noise tube amplifier with 2 x 12AU7 / ECC 82 tubes
  • High quality tube sockets with gold-plated contacts
Cabinet
  • Solid aluminium control elements
  • Sturdy solid metal housing with 8 mm front panel
Cabinet surface
  • black

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