New Zealand sourced stock, with full local warranty.
The Peachtree amp500 features a staggering 500 watts per channel into 8 ohms and drives speakers all the way down to 2.5 ohms and up to their full potential. It features a custom designed, class-A input stage and balanced and unbalanced inputs for compatibility with virtually any preamplifier or music source. The amp500 is housed in the same beautiful chassis and cabinetry as our award-winning nova series of amplifiers.
Imagine Your Music Emerging from a Black Background
In the past, big powerful amplifiers have been great for dynamics and solid bass but often at the expense of noise. In the amp500, Peachtree has achieved a high signal to noise ratio AND a very high power level with both soft musical passages and huge dynamic crescendos seeming to emerge from a black background. It’s rare to find an amplifier this powerful and with a dynamic range capability of 123dB (127dB A-weighted). When a rim shot from a snare drum lifts you from your seat, that’s what this kind of power can do in your system. When the cannon from the 1812 Overture has the impact you’d expect at a live performance you realize that tons of power simply makes it sound more real. Yet at the same time you’ll get a nice delicate balance with a solo acoustic guitar or violin. High power and a high signal to noise ratio is what it’s all about.
Peachtree Audio's amp500 is a stand alone power amplifier based on the amplifier section of the nova500
It recreates the natural power and dynamics of live music with ease, and features a fully balanced topology that is extremely musical and faithful to the source material. The amp500 includes balanced and unbalanced inputs, a discrete class-A buffer stage and low-noise linear voltage regulators for input circuits. The amp500 effortlessly drives the wide range of high-performance speakers available today.
- Drive any speaker with ease and headroom to spare
- Exceptionally low noise, even compared to much less powerful amps
- Balanced and unbalanced inputs with differential audio circuits
- Custom designed class-A input stage
- Aluminium front panel and chassis wrapped in a real wood cabinet finished
|Output Power (WPC, 8Ω | 4Ω, <1% THD+N, AES17)||500 | 700|
|Dynamic Range (A-weighted)||127dB|
|Damping Factor (1kHz)||>650 (4Ω)|
|Frequency Response (20 - 20kHz)||<+/-0.4dB|
|Inter-Modulation Distortion (TBD)||>80dB below fundamental|
|Total Harmonic Distortion (AES17, 1kHz, 4Ω)||0.003%|
|Channel Separation (1kHz, 8Ω)||>90dB|
|Balanced input impedance||100K ohm (across pins 2-3)|
|Unbalanced input impedance||100K ohm|
|AC power||100-240v 50/60 Hz|
|Fuse size for 115v||10 amp 250v slow-blow|
|Fuse size for 230v||5 amp 250v slow-blow|
|Standby power consumption||<0.5 W|
|Idle power consumption||30 W|
|Maximum power consumption||1500 W (peak)|
|Height (including feet)||111 mm | 4.37 Inches|
|Width||356 mm | 14.02 Inches|
|Depth (including power button and binding post)||343 mm | 13.50 Inches|
8.414 kg | 18.55 lbs