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Sunfire Cinema Grand

5-Channel Power Amplifier (2001-02)

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Sunfire Cinema Grand

Specifications

  • Power output: 425 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo), 425W (5 channel)

    Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz

    Total harmonic distortion: 0.5%

    Input sensitivity: 2V

    Signal to noise ratio: 118dB

    Speaker load impedance: 4Ω (minimum)

    Dimensions: 17 x 5.9 x 16.7 inches

    Weight: 38lbs

    Year: 2001

  • Power output: 225 watts per channel into 8Ω (stereo), 225W (5 channel)

    Frequency response: 20Hz to 20kHz

    Total harmonic distortion: 0.5%

    Input sensitivity: 1.3V

    Signal to noise ratio: 115dB

    Speaker load impedance: 4Ω (minimum)

    Dimensions: 17 x 5.9 x 16.7 inches

    Weight: 32lbs

    Year: 2001

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Reviewed Sep 26th, 2017 by RTM

Best amplifiers I've ever heard. And that includes Macs, Parasounds, Adcoms and Musical Fidelity. Harry Pearson loved the sound of Bob Carver's amps, but the pricing structure gave him ulcers with his high price tag advertisers. This was his final great Solid State amp design. I can only vouch for the Sunfire amplifiers that he presided over. I've never heard one of the Elan amps. They're probably quite fine, I've just never owned/heard one. They're not lean nor brutally neutral. They sound a lot like tube amps, but with less distortion and ridiculous amounts of headroom. I've owned mine (two 600-2 sigs and one 400x5 CG sig) since 2002. I've never seen that joule meter budge ONCE. I've seen it shut down a power conditioner 15A breaker once or twice, but the power supply literally just could not care LESS about what it's hooked to. It's brutal. I didn't know what my Amazing Plat III's REALLY sounded like until I got a Sunfire Sig. Unconditionally recommended. Get Bill Flannery to upgrade it, if you buy one with MANY hours. It's likely the last amp you'll ever (have) to buy. But remember: Not everybody has speakers that can handle 600WPCx2 (or 400WPCx5) FTC into 8 ohms. (And it will drive ONE ohm loads for short periods.) The Amazings can take that much power. Most speakers can't. And if they can't, they will DIE.......shop wisely!

 

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re: Cinema Grand

I've added a third Stereo Signature to run in mono with my two subs. Still unhesitatingly, 100% recommended.

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