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EDGE A2-300 FROM XTZ: ICE, ICE, BABY

This ICEpower class D power amplifier pushes out 150W. The EDGE can also be bi-amped and arrives with its own gain control

XTZ EDGE A2-300: ICE, ICE, BABY

The EDGE A2-300 features an aluminum and steel case plus rack mounting options.

XTZ EDGE A2-300: ICE, ICE, BABY

Each channel is, “…balanced from input to output in order to minimise common mode noise, power supply noise and even order distortion,” said the company.

XTZ EDGE A2-300: ICE, ICE, BABY

The EDGE A2-300 can be used in Auto-On mode. In this mode, the amplifier stays in standby mode which consumes less than 0.3W. When the signal is not present, it takes the amplifier eight minutes to switch back to the standby mode again. Choosing the mono-mode with the stereo/mono switch, located on the backside, provides the possibility to use the EDGE A2-300 in bi-amping.

XTZ EDGE A2-300: ICE, ICE, BABY

The gain potentiometer can be used to adjust the output level, when connected to other sources apart from regular pre-amplifiers. It can also limit the maximum power output of the amplifier, “…as a safety protecting for your speakers.”

XTZ EDGE A2-300: ICE, ICE, BABY

Spanning 200 x 58 x 285mm, it weighs in at 2.3kg. Price is €495.

To learn more, click www.xtzsound.eu

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4 Comments

  • Reply
    Geoffrey
    13th December 2017 at 2:14 pm

    N(ice)! I want one. Correction. I want two!

  • Reply
    PETER JASZ
    17th December 2017 at 9:20 pm

    Geoffery: You may wish to consider models from Nord -highly regarded class “D” amplification.

    Mr. (Paul) Rigby; you may wish to evaluate some Nord models. And, the almost underground’cult’ of the Gustard X-20PRO DAC (w/USB option apprx. $800. US$). Gustard also manufacturer’s a highly regarded USB convertor -the U-12 ($180. US$)

    pj
    In this era (2005-present), many readers/audiophiles may desire a reprieve from the onslaught of mega-priced gear -not that this review is that, but in general. Both the Nord and Gustard product may very well validate the excellent sound/value for money proposition .-something always in style.

    • Reply
      Paul Rigby
      18th December 2017 at 12:42 pm

      Thanks Peter, I’ll add Nord to my ‘to do’ list.

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