With Classé being brought under the Sound United umbrella earlier this year, AWE now offers installers a world class premium amplifier range. The SigmaAmp5 and SigmaAmp2 power amplifiers have been added to AWE’s product portfolio and integrated into their reference cinema, and the Smart Home Expo was the first opportunity for AWE to show these products off to its customers.
The SigmaAmp2 is a 200W/Ch stereo amplifier utilising switching technologies for both power supply and amplification stages. Like the Amp2, the Amp5 it utilises switching technologies for both power supply and amplification stages, but with necessary part and layout changes to accommodate its five-channel architecture.
A Classé-designed switch mode power supply with Power Factor Correction makes over 1,000W of clean and stable power available, while being both compact and efficient. A new class D amplifier topology provides wide dynamic range, smooth and extended frequency response, and rich harmonic detail to yield stunning sonic performance. The efficiency of class D adds efficiency, low heat dissipation and relatively small size to the list of the Amp2’s attributes.