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AHB2 Power Amplifier - FAQ

Benchmark AHB2 Power Amplifier

Frequently Asked Questions: Benchmark AHB2 Power Amplifier 

Q: What is the Benchmark AHB2 Power Amplifier?

A: The Benchmark AHB2 is a high-performance power amplifier designed to deliver exceptional audio quality and precision. It incorporates THX-AAA™ technology, renowned for its low noise, low distortion, and high output power.

Q: What are the key features of the AHB2?

A: The AHB2 boasts features such as THX-AAA™ technology, a power output of up to 100W per channel into 8 ohms, an astonishing signal-to-noise ratio of over 130 dB, low total harmonic distortion (THD+N) of less than 0.00013%, and a 0.1 Hz to 200 kHz (+0/-3dB) frequency response. It includes gain settings that are matched to standard balanced XLR and unbalanced RCA signal levels. It also features a high-power bridged-mono mode that provides 380 W into 8 Ohms.

Q: What makes the AHB2 different from other power amplifiers?

A: The AHB2 stands out with its THX-AAA™ technology, which ensures exceptional audio performance with ultra-low distortion and high power efficiency. It is also known for its transparency, ultra-low noise, and accurate sound reproduction, making it a preferred choice among audiophiles and professionals. Unlike Class-D amplifiers, the AHB2 does not produce elevated levels of ultrasonic noise that may impact the performance of your tweeters.

Q: Can the AHB2 drive difficult speaker loads?

A: Yes, the AHB2 is capable of driving a wide range of speaker loads. It is recommended for use with speakers of 3 ohms and higher nominal impedance, but is stable into any load. It is fully protected against damage from improper loading and it stays distortion-free when driving difficult phase angles and those frequencies where a speaker's impedance may drop well below the published nominal impedance. Don't let those speaker impedance curves scare you, the AHB2 is well-equipped to drive those low impedances that often occur near crossover frequencies!

Q: Is the AHB2 suitable for professional studio applications?

A: Absolutely! The AHB2 is a popular choice among professionals in recording studios and mastering facilities due to its studio-grade audio performance and low distortion characteristics. Its accurate sound reproduction makes it an excellent tool for critical listening and audio production.

Q: Does the AHB2 come with a warranty?

A: Yes, the Benchmark AHB2 Power Amplifier comes with a limited warranty of 1 year and this can be extended to 2 years (international) or 5 years (domestic) simply by registering the product.  Benchmark Media Systems stands behind their products and provides support and service to ensure customer satisfaction. Our online store features a 30-day return policy and our dealers set their own return policies.

Q: Where can I find more information about the AHB2?

A: For detailed specifications see the Benchmark AHB2 product page, and the user manual, the AHB2 magazine reviews, and the AHB2 application notes. You can also contact our customer support team by telephone or email for any specific inquiries or assistance.

Q: Can I purchase the AHB2 directly from Benchmark Media Systems?

A: Yes, you can purchase the AHB2 directly from our website or through authorized dealers.


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