darTZeel is proud to introduce the new CTH-8550 full featured integrated amplifier.
This new product combines in one casing most of the good things musical lovers found in our flagship NHB series.
The CTH-8550 features newly designed power output stages which include on board regulated power supplies for a very compact global layout. This new circuit brings outstanding transparency, speed, yet delicacy, giving a maximum listening pleasure.
With no less than nine inputs in total, the preamplifier section is dual-mono - one dedicated circuit per channel - with a minimal footprint which allows for very short signal paths.
No doubt that this newcomer is a true darTZeel machine.
Key features include:
A newly designed fluorescent display for user-friendly operation.
7 standard inputs blended from a mix of Zeel, RCA and XLR sockets.
2 additional, optional Phono inputs (1 MC, 1 MM), easy to implement at any time (factory upgrade only, though).
Full HT bypass function for all inputs.
1 darT preamp output for driving an
external NHB-108 power amplifier.
1 RCA preamp output for driving any other optional power amplifier.
1 RCA REC output, with independent record source selection.
A fully featured remote control, 100% darTZeel designed.
A new kind of approach in mechanical housing design thanks to state of the art Laser cutting & welding technologies, ensuring unprecedented high rigidity and easier assembly and maintenance procedures.
Power output: 220 watts RMS / 8 ohms
350 watts RMS / 4 ohms
Input gain, line: 0 to +22 dB, user defined
Input gain, MM: 24 to 44 dB, user defined
Input gain, MC: 50 to 70 dB, user defined
Input sensitivity: Line 250 mV, Phono 0.5 mV
Frequency response: 10 Hz to 100 kHz, +/- 0.5 dB
Total Harmonic Distortion: < 1 % at any frequency
Temporal Distortion: None across full audio range
Crosstalk: < -90 dB from 20 Hz to 20 kHz
Signal to noise ratio: > 100 dB (A), line, @ 2 volts output
> 70 dB (A), phono, @ 2 volts output
Power consumption: Idle: 45 watts, maximum 1000 watts.
Standby: less than 5 watts.
Size in inches (WxDxH): 17.33 x 13.2 x 6.7; 16.35″ total depth with handles.
Net Weight: 64 lbs.
Price of darTZeel is in Swiss Franc, but we will convert into Canadian dollars at current exchange rate.
darTZeel CTH-8550 MK 2 Standard with no phono: CHF 25000
darTZeel CTH-8550 MK 2 with MM phono: CHF 26000
darTZeel CTH-8550 MK 2 with MC phono: CHF 26500