Well-known Danish producer Copland has launched a top-of-the-range built-in amplifier in its newest CSA sequence. The brand new CSA 150 is a hybrid design, utilizing a double triode acquire stage (6922) with MOS-FET buffering.
The solid-state bipolar output stage is rated with an output energy of 150-watts per channel into 8Ω and 230-watts per channel into 4Ω.
In accordance with Aleksandar Maksimovic of Audio Magic, which distributes Copland in Australia the brand new amplifier will ship greater energy when reproducing music. “Beneath dynamic circumstances the CSA 150’s present suggestions energy plant will ship a number of occasions its rated energy, greater than sufficient to drive nearly any loudspeaker,” he mentioned.
The Copland CSA 150 has a built-in DAC that makes use of an ES9018 Reference 32-bit DAC to supply a number of S/PDIF inputs (one coaxial, two optical) plus a USB enter and has each PCM and DSD capabilities. An elective aptX HD Bluetooth module will be fitted if wi-fi functionality is required.
For analogue use, the Copland CSA 150 has three unbalanced line inputs, two balanced line inputs and a phono enter (MM). It additionally has a devoted headphone output stage and balanced and unbalanced line-level outputs.
Copland charges the CSA 150 with a frequency response of 10Hz to 150kHz (–3dB) and a signal-to-noise ratio of ‘higher than’ 90dB (IHF-A).
The Copland CSA 150 is obtainable now, listed at AU$8400 in Australia. Pricing in different areas is but to be confirmed, however this works out at roughly £4690 / $6530.