Gato Audio DPA-2506 Multichannel Power Amplifier
The six-channel Gato Audio DPA-2506 - is a flexible solution that offers a variety of options and combinations with the number of power output channels. A feature of the amplifier is to use modern technology to build the Class-D output stages , which in combination with a bridge connecting channel enables the production of high output power with a compact and elegant design.
The Gato Audio DPA-2506 provides at least 6x250W under 8 Ohm load, and at 4 ohms the value of channel capacity doubles. Each pair of channels in the amplifier can be connected in a bridge circuit, allowing individually configured power for multi-channel systems, or bi-amping speakers. The most obvious candidate to work in conjunction with the DPA-2506 is the award winning Gato Audio PRD-3 pre amp/dac, but the new model can also accompany the DIA-250/400 integrated amplifier, offering more channels and flexibility in terms of channel capacity. In multichannel systems, the DPA-2506 can serve to enhance the surround sound processor signals, possibly in combination with the PRD-DIA-250/400 in "Home Theater" mode.
Class-D with true analogue audio
The DPA-2506 is a technically advanced solution in the form of Class D output stage with a separate power supply. The amplifying part is built on proven technology, with an optimized precision high-frequency generator and PWM modulator. Fast and accurate switching MOS-FET transistors have a very low on-state resistance, providing superior performance at high frequency with a minimal loss. Output filters on quality polypropylene capacitors and coils with low resistance convert powerful PWM signals back into analogue for an immersive detailed and textured sound.
Output power (230 VAC) 6x 250W / 3x 500W / 2x 500W 250W + 2x / 1x 500W + 4x 250W @ 8 ohms
6x 500W / 3x 1000W / 2x 1000W + 2x 500W / 1x + 4x 1000W 500W @ 4 ohms
Frequency 20 Hz - 20 kHz ± 0.5 dB
2 Hz - 70 kHz ± 3 dB
CED (power amplifier) <0.01% S / N ratio > 110 dB Input resistance 20 kΩ RCA or 40 kΩ (balance). Strengthening 26 dB Recommended Load Impedance SE 4 -16 Ω, BTL 8 -16 Ω Switching Balanced analog inputs 3 pairs of gold-plated XLR (Neutrik) Unbalanced analog inputs 3 pairs of gold-plated RCA (Stereo) Acoustic Outputs 6 pairs of gold-plated terminals (banana) Trigger 12 1 mini jack Dimensions and Power Power Requirements 115 VAC / 230 VAC, 50 Hz / 60 Hz Power consumption Standby <1W, Idle <75 W,
Max. <2000 W
Dimensions (WxHxD) 325 x 105 x 390 mm /12.8 x 4.1 x 15.4 " Weight 11kg