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Emotiva announce $299 Stealth PA-1 monoblock amplifier

  • How much for a Class D monoblock that promises 140wpc (8 Ohms) / 300wpc (4 Ohms) to the loudspeaker? If you’re the USA’s Emotiva, already known for extremely high-value hi-fi hardware, how about US$299?

    Emotiva’s all-new Stealth PA-1 monoblock amplifier wraps an ICEpower 300ASC module – that integrates a switch mode power supply – in a shoebox chassis that measures 5cm x 21.5cm x 23cm and weighs 1.4kg. A monoblock for both lounge room and desktop.

    On the back panel, a single input socket hosts XLR and 1/4” balanced connectors to apply 28db of voltage gain to the incoming signal before outputting via a ‘5-way’ loudspeaker binding post.

    Damping factor – a reasonably reliable indicator of low-frequency driver control – is rated at 500.

    What we have here is six hundred bucks for a pair of monoblocks; an entirely manageable sum for those wanting to see if they make good on the promise of superior channel separation.

    The Stealth PA-1 is designed and made entirely in the USA, warrantied by Emotiva for five years and, for US residents, can be demoed at home for 30 days ‘risk-free’.

    Home installers take note: the PA-1 is also rack-mountable. And early birds can get their first taste at CEDIA 2018 which runs September 4 – 8 in San Diego, CA.

    Further information: Emotiva


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