Aragon 2004 Dual Mono eindversterker - Upgraded
|Vermogen||:||120 watt of meer|
Afgelopen maart is deze versterker goed onderhanden genomen door The Audio Clinic (rekening) waarbij de elcos vernieuwd zijn en een aantal condensatoren vervangen door Ultracaps en Vishays waardoor hij aanzienlijker frisser en sneller is gaan klinken. En dan met die prachtige bassen die kenmerkend zijn voor de D'Agostino versterkers.
Ook is het aan/uit lampje vervangen door een discrete blauwe LED
"This amplifier was designed by Dan D'Agostino (founder and chief designer of Krell), and it has often been called the "poor man's Krell" in audio reviews. I would call it the "smart man's Krell" because it shares the Krell's unfatiguing detailed highs, smooth midrange, and deep, tight bass at a small fraction of the cost. The elegant design with the distinctive V-groove heat-sinking has won this amplifier many accolades for aesthetics that match the sonics in terms of understated beauty. This is a true audiophile amp with excellent sonics. It sounds much smoother and tube-like than most solid state amps at this price point.
To create one of the world's most acclaimed amplifiers requires more than brute power, it requires refined sound. To achieve that goal requires a no compromise approach to parts selection and circuit design. The circuitry, construction and componetry of the 2004 are the same as found in the 4004 model. A quad array transistor package is utilized in the pre driver stage, yielding matched transistors and equal temperature coefficients. The output transistors are matched to over 30 categories, more stringent than any other audio manufacturer. The 100 watt per channel power supply is larger than any other 200 watt amplifier in the 2004's class. The torodial power transformer is annealed in nitrogen. The steel of the transformer core is selected by grain structure. Gold plated connectors from Tiffany are used for the inputs. The output connectors are by Monster Cable. Circuit heat dissipation is by convection via the distinctive "V" notch in the top of the chassis. This unique design allows for proper cooling even when a shelf or component is placed on to of an Aragon amplifier.
The 2004 amplifier was part of the first generation of Aragon amplifiers. This amplifier shared many qualities with the more powerful 4004 except at half the power; delivering 200-watts per channel at 4 ohms, and 100-watts per channel at 8 ohms. The wattage rating at the 4 ohm speaker load lead to the designation of "2004".
FREQUENCY RESPONSE: 20Hz-20kHz
DESIGN: Analog Dual Mono
POWER OUPUT 8 Ohm: 100-watts by 2-channels
POWER OUTPUT 4 Ohm:200-watts by 2-channels
Signal to Noise Ratio: 110db A weighted
Thd: no more than 0,05%
Input sensitivity: 150 mV for 1 Watt Output
Input impedance: 22k ohms