ART SLA-1 Power Amplifier

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ART SLA-1 Power Amplifier

The ART SLA-1 Power Amplifier is a robust yet compact power amplifier designed for studio or even select live applications. Its clean and powerful circuitry combined with a straightforward user interface, quickly and easily delivers the power you need for professional and project studio monitoring.

The ART SLA-1 Power Amplifier has been designed and engineered to provide clean, quiet power and excellent sound with ultra-low noise and distortion. Perfect for professional, project and home studios, the ART SLA-1 can easily move out of the studio and into any live rig installation as an ideal monitor amplifier or zone amp solution.

Rated at 100 watts rms/channel @ 8 ohms (130 watts rms/channel @ 4ohms), with a frequency response from 10 Hz to 40 kHz, the ART SLA-1 is capable of delivering 260 watts when bridged mono into an 8 ohm load. Housed in an aluminum and steel single space 19-inch rackmount chassis, the ART SLA-1 features a proven toroidal transformer design for unmatched long-term reliability.

The ART SLA-1 features SmartFan, an advanced, thermal dependent fan assisted convection cooled system. The SmartFan system is dependent upon the internal ambient temperature of the ART SLA-1, and runs at high or low levels depending on the amplifier’s cooling needs.

XLR and 1/4-inch TRS balanced inputs as well as multi-way output binding posts are ensure the ART SLA-1 can be quickly and easily tied in to any system without modification. Simple to install tamper proof cover is included.

ART SLA-1 Power Amplifier Features

  • Studio linear amplifier
  • Extremely low noise, discrete linear design
  • 100 Watts/channel @ 8 ohms
  • 260 Watts/bridged mono @ 8 ohms
  • Toroidal transformer
  • 10 Hz to 40 kHz within 1dB
  • XLR & 1/4? inputs
  • Ground lift switch
  • Silent, thermal dependent cooling system
  • Multi-way binding post outputs
  • Low profile 1U rackmount design
  • All steel and aluminum chassis
  • Perfect for pro and project studio

ART SLA-1 Power Amplifier Specifications

  • Bridged Output Power, 8 Ohms: 260 W RMS mono
  • CMRR: > 60dB (typical @1kHz)
  • Frequency Response: 10Hz to 40kHz, +/- .5dB
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: <0.05% (typical)
  • Hum and Noise: > 100dB below clipping
  • Input Impedance: XLR: 44k O (bal), 1/4in: 22k O (unbal)
  • Input Sensitivity: 1V for Full Power Output into 8 O
  • Input/Output Connections: IN: XLR (bal), 1/4? TRS (bal/unbal), OUT: Multi-Wa
  • Stereo Output Power, 4 Ohms: 130 W RMS per Channel
  • Stereo Output Power, 8 Ohms: 100 W RMS per Channel
  • Transformer Type: Toroidal
  • Dimensions: 1.75? H x 19.0? W x 9.5? D
  • Weight: 13.2 lbs (6.0kg.)
  • Power Requirements: (USA) 120VAC 60Hz 600 W (max)

ART SLA-1 Power Amplifier Includes

  • SLA-1 Power Amplifier
  • Owners Manual
  • 3 Year Warranty

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  • 4
    plenty of power for nearfieds, but noisy

    Posted by eliot on Oct 31st 2010

    Based on sound quality alone, I&#039;d give the ART a 5/5 (for amps in the price range, that is). I haven&#039;t heard anything else in the sub-$500 range that even comes close to competing with the sonics of the ART SLA-1. However, the fan noise on this amp is not quiet in the least (it&#039;s a couple times louder than the PC it&#039;s sitting next to); I&#039;d advise putting the amp in a machine room (if you have one available), in a closet, etc., meaning you would need long speaker cable runs. I have yet to try to mod the unit with a quieter fan, but doubt that, given the 1 rack unit size of the enclosure, that much could be done. Anyways, if silence is what you are looking for and you can&#039;t get away with isolating the amp, this unit may not be ideal for you.

  • 4
    Does the job!

    Posted by Stephen Trageser on Jul 3rd 2010

    Plenty of power to run your passive smalls, and then some! Options for XLR or 1/4&quot; inputs are very handy; only bare wire out is less so, but it works for me.

    Since I have it in a small rack, I&#039;m glad it has big heat sinks and a fan. The fan is not super-quiet, but liveable when it&#039;s racked up. Nice to have a big fat power switch in the event you create feedback or some sort of nasty noise in your DAW.