Carver M-200t

Carver M-200t
8-ohm FTC rated power/ch 120W
4-ohm FTC rated power/ch
2-ohm dynamic power/ch
Center Channel Power
Rear Channel Power
Bridged mono power 350W
Parallel mono power
4/8-ohm FTC rated THD 0.15%
IM Distortion 0.15% SMPTE
Input Impedance (Line) 100k ohms
Input Sensitivity
Rated full power bandwidth +0, -3db 1Hz to 100kHz
S/N-IHF A-Weighted,dB >100dB IHF A-Weighted
Slew Rate >100
Power Consumption
Dynamic Headroom
Dimensions (HxWxD inches) 2.55"H, 17.32"W, 9.20"D
Comments Display: Power/Protection LED, Protection: Short circuit, Voice coil temperature trip, Clipping, Thermal shutdown, DC offset
The smallest Carver Magnetic Field Power Amplifier is more powerful than most company’s larges amplifiers. Once you have had the M-200t, you will wonder how you managed with less power. Because any less power, regularly submits your ears to audible distortion called clipping. At moderate levels, you may not think you notice it. But that’s because underpowered TV’s, car radios, portable sound sources and virtually all low powered hi-fi components have made us accustomed to the haze of minute distortions which occur thousands of times per minute. The M-200t has the reserves of power necessary to allow your speakers to complete each musical waveform … instead of snapping it off. The resulting clarity can restore a surprising amount of impact and detail to your existing records – played over your existing speakers with no further modifications. Yet it is with the emergence of digital recording and playback technology that the M-200t stops being a luxury and turns into an absolutely necessary. When you first hear a CD, your ideas of “loudness” and “softness” are completely overturned. Digital holds surprises with every passage, ranging from utter silence to exploding power that taxes your whole hi-fi signal chain, causing clipping distortion that isn’t subtle anymore, the kind of clipping which can actually damage speakers. The simple answer is to add the M-200t with its remarkable amplifier and its speaker protection circuitry. This Magnetic Power Amplifier has the ability to deliver the power needed for the digital in a cool-running package a THIRD the size of traditional amplifier designs. Its sophisticated amplifier and speaker protection circuits monitor conditions that could damage your equipment, shutting the M-200t before the problems occur. Voice coil overheating, long term clipping, catastrophic short circuit and even excessive DC voltages are the problems which the M-200t is designed to automatically circumvent. The result is the freedom of truly enjoy Compact Discs or any other music source at realistically listening levels. If you’re interested in upgrading your system with a minimum outlay of money and maximum immediately audible sound improvement, visit your Carver dealer soon. You’ll discover that even a ‘small’ Carver amplifier can make a large increase in your listening enjoyment.