IKARUS - enda et spektakulært design fra Kostas Metaxas
CNC maskinert ut av 1 stk massiv aluminiumsblokk.
The IKARUS started it’s life as an “integrated” amplifi er 35 years ago, then evolved into a concert monitoring amplifi er . Alongside my
[modifi ed] 3 Stellavox SM8 Tape machines , it was constantly being refi ned so I could easily hear what I was doing with microphone placement relative to the performers in a live concert.
It needed to be “holographic” . It’s speed and low-noise, allow it to be phase-perfect to well over 100kHz [the limit of the B&K 4135 1/4”
capsule microphones I was using at the time].
Sporting our signature construction - sculptured massive CNC machined aluminium case , highest quality connectors, milspec double-sided oxygen-free copper PC Board, it uses a complete dual
mono approach in power supplies with separate individual highspeed rectifi er diodes with almost 40,000uF of fi ltering supplies.
A high quality [Grayhill] rotary switch and potentiometer [ALPS Blue
Velvet ] are the only components the signal encounters on its way to the ultra-high-speed amplifi er circuits, allowing an incredible wealth
of fi ne musical nuance to pass directly through to the loudspeaker.
FREQUENCYRESPONSE : DC - 5.0MHz (-3dB)
POWER OUTPUT: 50WRMS per channel into 8 Ohms
with no more than 0.05% T.H.D.
DAMPING FACTOR : Greater than 500 wide band
SLEW RATE : Greater than 1000V/us small and large signal
T.H.D. : Less than 0.05% 20Hz-20KHz
I.M.D.(S.M.P.T.E.) : Less than 0.05%
SIGNAL/NOISE : -117DBV unweighed input shorted
SENSITIVITY: 0.5VRMS in for 50WRMS out (35dB)
INPUTIMPEDANCE : 100kOhms in parallel with 11pF