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Stax DA-80

Class-A Stereo Power Amplifier (1978)

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Stax DA-80

Specifications

Power output: 45 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo)

Frequency response: 3Hz to 500kHz

Total harmonic distortion: 0.005%

Damping factor: 600

Gain: 26.3 dB

Input sensitivity: 0.89V

Signal to noise ratio: 100dB

Speaker load impedance: 2Ω (minimum)

Semiconductors: 31 x transistors, 24 x diodes

Dimensions: 437 x 166 x 407mm

Weight: 19.5kg

Year: 1978

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Reviewed Feb 23rd, 2018 by staxman

Stax DA80S stereo and DA80M mono version. Fairly rare in the US, but if you can find one, get it. Class A solid state amp, 45WX2 for the stereo and 80WX1 for the monos. These are very quiet pure sounding amplifiers with extreme bandwidth. Very well made. Super detail and micro dynamics.

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Reviewed May 26th, 2016 by rob2ed_k

This Class A amplifier astounded me with its ability to handle explosively dynamic music whilst driving a notoriously difficult electrostatic load. An extraordinarily capable amplifier that has quite a transparent presentation.

 

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