Preamplifiers

NewClear Audio NC1000L Class D Stereo Power Amplifier

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Introduction to the NewClear Audio NC1000L Amplifier

Class D (i.e., "Switching") amplifiers have been around for quite a while now. What's clear from models produced so far is they all sound different, even when using the same core technology. Like many amplifiers of the type, the NewClear NC1000L uses the Bang and Olufsen ICEPower module. What makes the NC1000L different isn't this module; it's how that module is implemented. NewClear Audio was started by Sean Brady to improve upon the sound of existing switching amplifiers. Sean had heard some very good amps based on ICEPower technology, but thought he could do even better. The question is, does the NC1000L deliver the goods compared to similarly priced, traditional Class A/B amplifiers? We will see.

NewClear AUDIO NC1000L AMPLIFIER SPECIFICATIONS

  • Design: Class D ("Switching") Stereo Power Amplifier
  • Power Output: 500 Watts/channel into 8 Ohms; 1,000 Watts/channel into 4 Ohms
  • Peak Output Current: 40 Amps
  • Dynamic Range: 120 dBa
  • Frequency Response: 5 Hz to 45 kHz, -3 dB at 8 Ohms
  • THD+N: < 0.1%
  • IM: < 0.002%
  • Dimensions: 4.25" H x 14.25" W x 16" D
  • Weight: 26 Pounds
  • MSRP: $2,950 USD, Purchase On-Line Direct from Manufacturer
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  • SECRETS Tags: NewClear Audio, Stereo, Power Amplifiers, Class D