Carver A-220

8-ohm FTC rated power/ch 110 W
4-ohm FTC rated power/ch 175 W
Bridged mono power 350 W
4/8-ohm FTC rated THD 0.03%
Input Impedance (Line) 50 kohms
Gain 29.0 dB (+/- 0.5dB)
Rated full power bandwidth 20-20kHz
Dynamic Headroom >1.0dB @ 8 ohms both channels driven
Damping >150 typical (20Hz - 20 kHz)
The A-220 is a new two channel power amplifier, inspired by Carver's renowned Lightstar technology. The amplifier is based on the premise that its only job is to amplify the audio signal without making any alterations or adding any coloration to the sound. It accomplishes this through Total Direct Coupling, a Carver innovation that eliminates the need for distortion-causing inductors on which typical amplifier must rely to stabilize the amplifier-speaker interface. By eliminating these devices, the A-220 achieves a high damping factor at all frequencies, providing excellent low and high frequency sonic performance simultaneously. Once the domain of the most costly esoteric amplifier designs, this kind of audio technology in the A-220's price range is nothing less than an audio breakthrough, placing it squarely in the Carver tradition.
  • Total Direct Coupling for high damping factor at all frequencies
  • Each channel protected by: individual fusing, excess temperature sense, DC fault sense, power-on delay, shorted load sense.
  • Minimal signal path design
  • Precision passive components used in all critical signal paths  (no electrolytic capacitors in signal path)
  • Fully complimentary differential circuitry using low-noise, high speed transistors throughout
  • DC servo correction
  • Double Stage ground isolation system prevents ground loops and RF interference
  • Triple Diffused planar high current output devices
  • Gold Plated RCA Jack Connections
  • Dual analog lighted meters with range selection switch
  • Meter light On/Off switch
  • Individual calibrated level trim controls for each channel
  • Removable handles for 17" cabinet space (with trim caps)
  • Designed and built in Woodinville, Washington, USA
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