TIDAL ASSOLUTA MONOBLOC

 

In a time where power amplifiers using whatsoever innovative claimed class-D amplifier technology and power switching supplies and getting rather smaller than bigger, TIDAL does release a power amplifier which has for sure dominant dimensions, a whopping weight and seems not to go hand in hand with this trend. So why does a company being able to design and build anytime the latest trend can think of such a product? 

Simple: we do not care about trends, all that matters is results. And for that we use what it takes without any paradigms. The result we have accomplished is beyond the try to get an idea out of provided specifications, data and used technologies. Silence. Finesse. Breathtaking. Endless control. Music in its true beauty.

DETAILS 

ASSOLUTA MONOBLOC SPECIALTIES

Here we will show the essential and unique details of the TIDAL ASSOLUTA MONOBLOC in words and pictures.

SPECIFICATIONS

 

  • concept: true separated linear voltage power regulator mono power amplifier
  • 3 special designed high power and low noise magnet-field compensated transformer with perfectly equal temperature compensation, mechanically decoupled and double shielded with very high cable cross-section, total transformer power 2.400 VA
  • 3 pure silver hollow conductor EMI-Filters in a resonant dampened compound enclosure, lowest interference power supply for the main transformers
  • high speed and low noise linear-voltage-regulator as main supply for the power-amplifier
  • 58 high grade and low impedance capacitors with a total capacity of 330.000µF
  • In-house made 4-times multilayer PCB (printed circuit board) with 105 µm copper per layer
  • ultra wide copper strip line PCB design for speaker output, main ground and power-supply
  • high current 200A press-fit connectors for power-supply and speaker outputs
  • pure silver binding post connectors in CWT (cold-welding-technology) for lowest resistance and most reliable contact
  • 16 high speed and low distortion bipolar audio-transistors for the power-amp
  • hand selected transistors, measured and matched with a precision better than 1%
  • DC-coupled input circuit, without coupling capacitors or relay in the signal path from the input to the output
  • no relay in the signal way from XLR input to speaker output
  • ultralow impedance capacitors directly at the transistors for most shortest connection
  • TIDAL proprietary APM system (amplifier protection management) is completely outside of the signal path
  • TIDAL APM System is an isolated and completely autarkic system to manage and control the power amps safety: output current in relation to output-voltage, short circuit current, DC- offset, under-voltage und excess voltage
  • sequential daisy-chain remote power on/off up for 4 amplifier


  • weight without packaging, per piece 85 Kg / 188 lbs.
  • length, width, height 60cm x 44cm x 32,5cm / 23,6” x 17,3” x 12,3”
  • power at 8 / 4 / 2 Ohm (rated) 380 W / 750 W / > 1.200 W
  • power at 8 / 4 / 2 Ohm (Impulse) 700 W / 1.300 W / > 1.900 W
  • linear-power-supply 1 x 2.000 VA
  • power consumption: < 1 W in stand-by mode, 250 watt in low volume mode, 2.400 watt in full power mode
  • amplification bandwidth: wider than the highest resolution sources
  • damping factor: ideal damping factor for life like music reproduction, perfectly even over the whole spectrum
  • distortions 25W/4Ohm below 0,01%
  • distortions -1dB below max. power below 0,08%