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ART SLA-2 - 2-Channel Rackmount Power Amplifier (200W Per Channel at 8 Ohms)

B&H # ARSLA2 Mfr # SLA-2
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The SLA-2 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, 1/4", and Euroblock input connectors are provided, along with five-way binding post outputs. Each channel has its own level control on the front panel.

The SLA-2 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 housing
High quality audio with low distortion
Individual level controls for each channel
XLR, 1/4", and Euroblock 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 200W RMS Per Channel @ 8 Ohms Stereo
280W RMS Per Channel @ 4 Ohms Stereo
560W 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 6-Pin Removable Terminal Block
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, 1000W (Max)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 19 x 1.75 x 13.5" (483 x 44 x 343mm)
Weight 19.8 lbs (9 kg)
ART SLA-2 - 2-Channel Rackmount Power Amplifier (200W Per Channel at 8 Ohms)
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    ARTSLA-2 - 2-Channel Power Amplifier
     
    4.0

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    • Excellent sound (3)

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        4.0

        solid and powerful in only 1 rack space

        By Dr. Z

        from Chicago, IL

        About Me Professional Musician

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        Pros

        • Excellent Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Performances

          Comments about ART SLA-2 - 2-Channel Power Amplifier:

          It's only been a few weeks, but this amp is the perfect power amp for my 4RU bass rig. Paired with the BBE compressor, the sound is powerful and transparent. I was looking for something like my Gallien Kreuger RB800 only in stereo (with twice the power) to power a 2x10" and a 1x15" cabinet, with stability down to 2 Ohms and ability to run continuously into 4 ohms on both (something that the GK couldn't do well). The construction of the SLA-2 is very solid and should hold up to road use well. The transformer is a massive toroid and the output transistors (tucked away beneath the heatsinks on each side) are solid quality. Perfect for clean, powerful, and punchy bass! I'm very happy with the purchase, and for the level of quality, this is truly a bargain, especially compared to the bigger and more expensive, yet similarly powerful, bass amps out there.

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          4.0

          Solid and built like a tank

          By Craig Country Bass

          from New Hampshire

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent build quality
          • Excellent Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about ART SLA-2 - 2-Channel Power Amplifier:

              This is a conventional "sled" amp in a 1U package. I use it for bass guitar. Couldn't ask for a better sound. It goes very deep, but still sounds tight -- the hallmark of a well-designed Class AB amp with a traditional (non-switching) power supply. There are no turn-on or turn-off thumps; mechanical relays prevent that from happening. If you don't mind the weight, put this on your short list. Don't let the 1U size fool you; this amp is no slouch within its power limits.

              Two minor nits: The speaker connectors are a little tough to work with, but they do the job. And the blue power LED is way too bright, but it can be taped over.

              By the way, construction quality is outstanding. These things are made in Taiwan and do not have that slapped-together feel of products made elsewhere. The term "tank" comes to mind.

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              3.0

              If it wasn't for the transformer hum...

              By Xyrium

              from EC

              About Me Professional Musician

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              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Portable
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording
                • Home Studio
                • Mobile DJ

                Comments about ART SLA-2 - 2-Channel Power Amplifier:

                Great little amp. It powers 4 Ohm speakers effortlessly. Unfortunately, since I was using this nearfield, I could readily hear significant transformer hum during quiet passages or no music output. So, the black background isn't as black even as some midfi stuff. I'm not sure what competition they really have at this price point though. Pretty good otherwise. Bass was authoritative and tight, treble wasn't etched, mids were clear.

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                5.0

                Better Than I Expected

                By Red

                from Wheatland Wy

                About Me Professional Musician

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Studio
                  • Performances

                  Comments about ART SLA-2 - 2-Channel Power Amplifier:

                  I use the SLA-2 with a BBE bass pre-amp to run two Eminence CB15 15" bass guitar speakers. This amp has more power than I will ever need.
                  George "Red" Taylor

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