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: Benchmark Media Systems is a renowned audio equipment manufacturer specializing in high-performance audio components for professional and audiophile applications.
Q: How long has Benchmark been in business?
A: Benchmark Media Systems has been in business since 1983. With over four decades of experience, they have established themselves as a trusted and innovative leader in the audio industry. Throughout their history, Benchmark has consistently pushed the boundaries of audio technology and delivered exceptional products ...
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