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Carver Digital M-Series Power Stereo Amplifiers

New High-Efficiency M1200.2, M700.2 and M300.2 Amps Combine High Performance, Low-Noise TriPath Technology and Multiple Power Options

Carver Digital, a division of Phoenix Gold International, Inc., introduces three muscular new M-Series Power Amplifiers at the International Consumer Electronics Show, in Las Vegas.

The new two-channel amplifiers — Models M1200.2, M700.2 and M300.2 — are ideal for use in audio and home theater systems. Multiple units can easily be installed in distributed whole-house or multiple-zone audio systems. Dr. Stephen Leigh, Phoenix Gold Vice President of Engineering, and his very capable team designed these new amplifiers, which incorporate technology from the successful series of Carver Professional™ amplifiers. They are all powerful, solidly constructed, and built for quality and reliability.

Power handling capabilities vary from 300 watts per channel in the M1200.2 to 95 watts per channel in the M300.2, offering users a wide range of applications. The amplifiers can also be matched as needed, as they share numerous key features. These include high-efficiency spread spectrum switching amplifier technology utilizing TriPath technology, which is designed to minimize the noise commonly associated with switching amplifier stages, providing a transparent midrange and top-end with a powerful, well defined low-end. The M-Series amplifiers feature a high current linear power supply and rear-panel switches for bridged and parallel mono, ground lift and level bypass.

The input stage of the M-Series amplifiers was a primary focus in the development process. Using the THAT Corp., 1200P balanced line receiver together with Burr-Brown amplification stages and other available premium quality parts M-Series amplifiers claim a CMMR specification of >80dB at 1kHz, and channel separation greater than 75dB at 1kHz.

The amplifiers’ LED displays include eight level and status indicators per channel and a standby indicator. Connections for each model include 3.5mm input/output jacks for a 12-volt trigger or signal sensing auto-on, supporting power sequencing circuitry, XLR (balanced) and RCA (unbalanced) inputs, and multi-way speaker outputs.

On the power side, the M1200.2 Amplifier delivers 300 watts per channel into 8 ohms, and 600 watts per channel into 4 ohms, each with less than 0.5 percent THD; and 1200 watts bridged mono into 8 ohms, with less than 1 percent THD.

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The M700.2 Amplifier delivers 225 watts per channel into 8 ohms, and 350 watts per channel into 4 ohms, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, each with less than 0.5 percent THD; and 700 watts bridged mono into 8 ohms, with less than 1 percent THD.

The M300.2 Amplifier delivers 95 watts per channel into 8 ohms, and 150 watts per channel into 4 ohms, 20 Hz to 20 kHz, each with less than 0.5 percent THD; and 300 watts bridged mono into 8 ohms, with less than 0.5 percent THD.

Carver Digital’s M1200.2, M700.2 and M300.2 M-Series Amplifiers will be available in the Spring of 2005 at suggested prices of $2,199, $1,899 and $1,699, respectively. They can be seen with other fine products from Phoenix Gold in Booth 20968, Las Vegas Convention Center, during CES.

Phoenix Gold International, Inc, founded in 1985 and located in Portland, Oregon, designs, manufactures, and sells innovative high quality, high performance electronics, accessories and speakers to the audio market. The Company’s products are used in the car audio aftermarket, professional sound installations, and in custom audio/video and home theater applications. Products are sold under the brand names Phoenix Gold, Carver, Carver Digital™, Carver Professional™ and AudioSource.

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