constellation audio

Argo

BROCHURE
constellation audio

Argo

BROCHURE
REVIEWS

An entertainment system unto itself.

With the addition of several new features and connections, the Argo is almost an entertainment system unto itself. It accommodates four analog audio sources (two XLR, two RCA). Simply connect a pair of speakers and you have a complete music system. Or plug in a set of headphones and enjoy the sound of the Argo on a more intimate scale. All told, the Argo is something quite unprecedented in high-end audio: the incomparable quality of Constellation Audio, with the convenience of an A/V receiver.

A perfectly balanced signal.

From the Line Stage Gain Module, we route the perfectly balanced signals into our balanced bridged modular amplifier, built using the same single-ended 125-watt circuit module used in our state-of-the-art, 1,000-watt Hercules II monoblock amplifiers. These modules receive an abundant supply of clean power from our custom-wound toroidal transformer and substantial storage capacitors. The same distinctive (and highly effective) passive ventilation system used on the Hercules II and Centaur amps provides ample cooling.

constellation - argo
constellation - argo

An entertainment system unto itself.

With the addition of several new features and connections, the Argo is almost an entertainment system unto itself. It accommodates four analog audio sources (two XLR, two RCA). Simply connect a pair of speakers and you have a complete music system. Or plug in a set of headphones and enjoy the sound of the Argo on a more intimate scale. All told, the Argo is something quite unprecedented in high-end audio: the incomparable quality of Constellation Audio, with the convenience of an A/V receiver.

A perfectly balanced signal.

From the Line Stage Gain Module, we route the perfectly balanced signals into our balanced bridged modular amplifier, built using the same single-ended 125-watt circuit module used in our state-of-the-art, 1,000-watt Hercules II monoblock amplifiers. These modules receive an abundant supply of clean power from our custom-wound toroidal transformer and substantial storage capacitors. The same distinctive (and highly effective) passive ventilation system used on the Hercules II and Centaur amps provides ample cooling.

Inputs: 2 XLR, 2 RCA, USB (for service and control systems), 3.5mm jack for 12-volt trigger
Outputs: Argento Clamps speaker cable connectors; XLR balanced; 1/4-inch/6.2mm headphone jack
Power Output: 154 W, 8 ohm (1 kHz @ 1% THD+N)
231 W, 4 ohm (1 kHz @ 1% THD+N)
197 W, 2 ohm (1 kHz @ 1% THD+N)
Output noise: -83 dB A-weighted
Gain: 38.6 dB
Damping factor (8Ω load): 100
THD+N: <0.005%, 1 kHz @ 25W into 8 ohm
Frequency response: 10 Hz to 200 kHz, +0.5/-0.25 dB
Input impedance (balanced): 40K ohm
Input impedance (single-ended): 20K ohm
Output impedance: 0.08 ohm
Weight: 40 lbs / 18.1 kg
Volume control resolution: 0.5 dB steps from 0 dB to -99.5 dBFS
Dimensions (W x H x D): 17" x 5.5" x 15.75"
432mm x 140mm x 400mm