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Centaur II Stereo

A state-of-the-art race car.

New power supply with 3 times the capacitance. Higher bias current for extended Class A operation. 250 watts per channel into 8 ohms, 800 into 2 ohms. Fully discrete balanced bridged circuitry for extraordinary fidelity. Larger, deep-fin heat sink for efficient cooling and outstanding reliability.

Think of Centaur II as a state-of-the-art race car with an upgraded engine. The amplification circuits are essentially the same as in the original Centaur, but the power supply is radically improved. Supply capacitance is now tripled, with 18 10,000-microfarad capacitors replacing the original six. With three times as much stored energy on tap, Centaur II now achieves even stronger deep bass response and more dramatic dynamics.


Inputs: 2 XLR (1 for Constellation Link), 1 RCA
Outputs: metal binding posts
Power output: 250 watts, 8 ohm (1 kHz @ 1% THD+N)
500 watts, 4 ohm (1 kHz @ 1% THD+N)
800 watts, 2 ohm (1 kHz @ 1% THD+N)
Gain: 14dB (Constellation Direct)/26 dB Balanced & RCA
Output noise: <70 ?V, 500 kHz BW, -116 dB @ 250 watts
Damping factor (8Ω load): 160
THD+N: <0.05%, 1 kHz @ up to 90% of rated power
Frequency response: 10 Hz to 100 kHz, +1/-0.5 dB
Input impedance (direct): 100K Ω
Input impedance (balanced): 10K Ω
Input impedance (single-ended): 10K Ω
Output impedance: 0.05 ohm
Weight: 130 lbs / 59 kg
Dimensions (W x H x D): 18.75 x 11.5 x 24.25 in (whd)
47.6 x 29.2 x 61.6 cm (whd)



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