Accelerated Transient Response Delivers the Knockout Punch:
It takes huge pulses of energy (current and voltage) to propel a woofer cone out fast enough to match a bass beat. That's called Transient Response and it's the holy grail of amp design. By carefully selecting transistors with extremely high slew rates and optimizing other proprietary parts of circuitry, the amps are able to react instantly to even the most demanding electronic bass impulses. If the woofers in your PA system can keep up, your audience will hear a tighter, crisper, more natural sound.
Instead of operating relatively continuously like most power amps, the KM1700 features rail tracking for effectively modulating the power supply rails with only the peaks of the input signal. This technology has revolutionized pro audio amp designs with its outstanding performance and efficiency.
Sublimely Simple Operation:
The front panel controls and indicators provide your system's vital signs at a glance. After pressing the Power button, the Power LED lights to show the amp is ready for action. All channels feature positive-detent Gain controls with Signal LEDs that light when a signal is present, as well as Clip LEDs that alert to reduce the input signal.
Just as elegant as the front, the rear panel is home to the balanced XLR and 1/4" TRS, plus unbalanced 1/4" TS connections. Take your pick of professional locking speaker Outputs or touch-proof binding posts to securely connect speakers. The same panel contains the switches that put the KM1700 in Mono, Stereo (two channel mode) or mono Bridge mode. Flick the Limiter On/Off switch to activate the built-in overload protection.
The remarkable KM1700 power amp was built for the working musician. It is exceptionally light, packs a massive 1700 Watts of output power, thanks to our Accelerated Transient Response (ATR) technology and is built rugged enough for life on the road. Plus, the KM1700's ultra-light price tag will leave cash left over for you to get more stuff to amplify!
- 2 operating modes can be selected (stereo or bridged) with LED indicators
- Speaker switch-on delay
- 2 level controls
- Each channel with LED for activated protective circuit (protect) and 7-fold output meter with clip LED
- Complete protection set against short-circuit, overheat, DC voltage, power on/off transients
- Groundlift switch against humming
- Fan cooling
- Signal inputs via XLR or RCA jacks, with XLR feed-through output
- Speaker outputs via lockable Speaker jacks and pairs of screw terminals
- Additional Speaker plug for 8-ohm bridge operation
- Rack installation with 2 units
The intuitive front panel offers controls and displays that include a power switch, independent left and right-channel input level controls, 10-segment LED meters, a protection LED and a convenient headphone jack and speaker on/off switch for private cue monitoring. Perfect for the recording studio, powering public address systems, onstage monitoring and home theater applications, the 120a's bipolar design and toroidal transformer power supply ensure reliability.
The convection cooling design also means there is no fan, so you get an unbelievably quiet performance from this remarkable power amp. And with such versatility, the Servo 120a will provide seamless performance in any number of applications.