aragon 8008 mkIII (NEW), Specify Black or Silver when Ordering

$7,199.00

8008: 200W dual monoblock amplifier, the basis of a superior performance 2-channel system, or an exceptional front or surround channel amplifier. The flagship 2-channel amplification from Aragon, the 8008 is their latest Dual Monoblock Amplifier.  The next generation of it’s coveted predecessor, the Palladium, an 8008 drives the most demanding stereo setup with ease.  It also provides seriously capable pairs of channels for world-class surround setups.

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Specification Primary Measurement Secondary Measurement
power output 200W into 8 ohms, stereo 400W into 4 ohms, mono
THD <0.015% <0.03%
frequency response 5Hz to 20kHz +0/-0.1dB 5Hz to 100kHz +0/-1.2dB
tim/dim distortion 0.003%
s/n 110dB,A-weighted
damping factor 400, 8 ohms @ 50Hz
input sensitivity 1W: 120mV (SE & Balanced) 200W: 1.7V (SE & Balanced)
input impedance 46kohms (SE), 70k (bal)
ethernet/RS-232 status & control of standby/on
12V standby/on control
inputs gold-plated, panel-mounted RCA jacks XLR balanced jacks
outputs 2 sets gold-plated, insulated speaker binding posts
power consumption standby: 1W idle: 120W max: 1500W
physical 6.75”(17.1cm) x 19”(48.3cm) x 15”(38.1cm) 64lbs (29.2kg)
colors black or silver with satin anodized finish laser-etched logo
shipping carton 12” (30.5cm) x 22”(55.9cm) x 24”(61cm) 71lbs (32.2kg)

 

The new 8008 circuitry consists internally of two, independent power supplies.  Identical to the its predecessor Mondial 4004 MK II and 8008 designs, two massive 0.5kVA toroidal transformers (made by Mondial’s original supplier) feed pairs of quad 35A bridge diode rectifiers which are then filtered by more than 140,000uF of capacitance to deliver a clean +/-70 volts to each channel. The fully-discrete, balanced input stage is direct-coupled to a balanced current-mirror transconductance stage and audio DC voltage is maintained at zero volts at the output of the amplifier by an updated DC-servo design.  The new 8008 features a voltage-gain stage with transistors that have lower capacitance than it’s Mondial predecessor, helping ensure a broad bandwidth and fast slew rate for the new amp. The pre-driver and output stage BJTs are paralleled and precisely hand-matched across several parameters to ensure nearly identical performance from transistor-to-transistor, channel-to-channel and amplifier-to-amplifier.  Additional protection circuitry has been added but is strategically integrated outside the signal path so as not to have any impact on sound quality.  In summary, Indy Audio Labs created the new 8008 as a next-generation made-in-America amplifier which uphold all the technical attributes the original founders at Mondial held in high esteem.

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Silver, Black