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ART SLA-1 - 2-Channel Rackmount Power Amplifier (100W Per Channel @ 8 Ohms)

B&H # ARSLA1 Mfr # SLA-1
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The SLA-1 from ART is a rack mountable two-channel power amplifier designed for studio use. It offers a wide frequency response with very low noise and distortion for quality audio output. XLR and 1/4" input connectors are provided, along with five-way binding post outputs. Each channel has its own level control on the front panel.

The SLA-1 can operate in stereo or bridged mode, and features a ground-lift switch to eliminate hum caused by ground loops. The unit offers full protection circuitry for short circuits, overloads, and overheating. If any faults are detected, the amplifier will disconnect the outputs and automatically return to normal operation when the fault is fixed. The SmartFan cooling system offers silent fan-assisted convection cooling to keep the system running reliably.

1U steel and aluminum housing
High quality audio with low distortion
Individual level controls for each channel
XLR and 1/4" inputs, 5-way binding post outputs
Stereo or bridged operating modes
Ground-lift switch for eliminating hum
LED indicators for power, signal, clip, and protect
SmartFan cooling system is fan-assisted for quiet, reliable operation
Protection circuitry prevents damage from overheating, overloads, and short circuits. It will disconnect the outputs when a fault is present, and resume normal operation when the fault has been removed
Output Power 100W RMS Per Channel @ 8 Ohms Stereo
130W RMS Per Channel @ 4 Ohms Stereo
260W RMS @ 8 Ohms Bridged-Mono
Damping Factor > 100
Input Sensitivity 1V for Full Power into 8 Ohms
Input Impedance 44 kOhms, Balanced
22 kOhms, Unbalanced
Gain Not Specified by Manufacturer
Frequency Response 10Hz - 40kHz, ±0.5dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio Not Specified by Manufacturer
Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) < 0.05% (Typical)
Input Connections 2 x XLR Female
2 x 1/4" (6.3mm) Jacks
1 x AC Power In
Output Connectors 4 x 5-Way Binding Posts (2 Per Channel)
Controls Front Panel 1 x Power Switch
2 x Level Control Knobs
Controls (Rear) 1 x Stereo/Bridge Mode Selector Switch
1 x Ground-Lift Switch
Indicators 1 x Blue Power LED
2 x Red Protect LEDs
2 x Red Clip LEDs
2 x Green Signal LEDs
Cooling SmartFan Convection Cooling, Silent Fan-Assisted System
Power 120VAC, 60Hz, 600W (Max)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 19 x 1.75 x 9.5" (483 x 44 x 241mm)
Weight 13.2 lbs (6 kg)
ART SLA-1 - 2-Channel Rackmount Power Amplifier (100W Per Channel @ 8 Ohms)
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    ARTSLA-1 - 100W 2-Channel Amplifier
     
    3.0

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    5.0

    Excellent Power Amp

    By tcio

    from Michigan

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about ART SLA-1 - 100W 2-Channel Amplifier:

      I've owned this power amp for about 4 years now. I use it for guitar though. I run a small tube amp into a dummy load then into a tube EQ and FX unit and into this amp. I can get the best sounds I have ever had at any volume as the tube amp is cranked up all the time. I'm not sure if the other user has a defective unit or not but I have never even noticed the fan even when I am home alone in my living room and turn the thing on. I've tried a couple of other power amps and this one seemed to have the best clarity and sound but again I am using it for guitar but I will add that I am an extremely picky tone fanatic!

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      1.0

      Thin, inaccurate sound, noisy fan

      By Volstag

      from OK

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Poor Sound Quality
      • Weak

      Best Uses

        Comments about ART SLA-1 - 100W 2-Channel Amplifier:

        Don't try to mix things using this amp. The sound is totally hopeless for accurate mixing. There is almost no bass response, and the overall tone is biased toward the high-end.

        The fan is far too noisy for small studio use. Place the unit in a separate room.

        While the rated power is 100 Watts, I don't believe it actually comes close to that in real-world use.

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