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Products - darTZeel
Product Brand : darTZeel
Product Name : CTH-8550 MK 2 Integrated Amplifier
Product Genre :
Condition : NEW

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. 

Technical Specifications
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



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