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Sherwood AM-8500

Stereo Power Amplifier

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Sherwood AM-8500


Power output: 200 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

Frequency response: 5Hz to 150kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.04%

Damping factor: 150

Input sensitivity: 1V

Signal to noise ratio: 120dB

Speaker load impedance: 2Ω (minimum)

Dimensions: 440 x 150 x 400mm

Weight: 22.5kg



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Reviewed Nov 02nd, 2016 by TheSleezstak

This is my first amplifier. I purchased it used even tho it has a type c plug and a adapter to use in the States. The amp is paired to a Yamaha cx-1 preamp and GNP Valkyrie (A) and Altec Model 14 (B) speakers. The sound produced is warm, uncolored, detailed, and with a great presence. I haven't turned the volume past half way because it's just to loud and I don't think the neighbors two streets away want to hear 'Master of Puppets'.
The amp runs warm/hot but not HOT! Under the hood is the dual power supply, large filter caps (4) and giant heat sinks. From my learning, this amp's design is usually found in much higher end gear brand names with a high price. The case is silver. This power amp is very very heavy.
In the 15 months I've owned it in my strictly music rig, it's been problem free and runs strong. I love this amp.



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