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December 27, 2009

LIGHTSTAR Reference

8-ohm FTC rated power/ch 300W
4-ohm FTC rated power/ch 600W
2-ohm dynamic power/ch 1200W
4/8-ohm FTC rated THD <0.2%
Input Impedance (Line) <0.4ohms
Input Sensitivity Low: 1.74V rms High: 0.43v rms
Gain Low: 29dB High:41dB
Rated full power bandwidth 10Hz 20kHz
S/N-IHF A-Weighted,dB Low: 107dB High: 98dB
Slew Rate > 50uS
Power Consumption 60W at idle. 250W with musical program. 1440W nominal continuous
Damping >200
Dimensions (HxWxD inches) 6.9" x 19" x 17.8"
Comments 2 Analog Meters
 

Features
• 300 watts per channel into 8 ohms
600 watts per channel into 4 ohms
1200 watts per channel into 2 ohms
• Low impedance operation, to less that 1 ohm.
• Proprietary LIGHTSTAR circuit design provides unprecedented sonic performance unaffected by difficult loads, regardless of impedance and reactive components.
• Dual TransformerTM provides built-in line conditioning
• High voltage energy storage and Digital Regulation for full power to below 10Hz.
• Internal muting circuit for:
Over Temperature
Short Circuit
• Dual analog meters – lighted and impedance calibrated.
• Gold-plated Teflon insulated RCA input jacks and balanced input jacks with gold-plated contacts for low resistance connections.
• Two pairs of heavy duty multi-way binding post speaker outputs per channel for bi-wire speaker connections
• Dual mono construction from input to output including two AC line records and two power switches.
• Elegant touch plate for silent switching to standby power.
• Solid 3/8" thick long-grain black anodized aluminum chassis.
• Switchable high-gain inputs for CD direct operation or use the LIGHTSTAR Direct passive preamplifier.

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