Model 625 S2
Model 625 S2 Features
Machined Aluminum Chassis
Precision-machined chassis with integrated heat-sinks, milled from a solid block of aircraft grade aluminum, provides exceptional thermal heat transfer/dissipation, RFI/EMI shielding, and resonance control.
Composite Circuit Architecture
Unique composite circuit architecture incorporating separate Class AB voltage and current gain blocks with no overall negative feedback, delivers a sensuous grain-free musicality of unparalleled transparency and low level resolution.
Inherent cancellation effects of balanced topology implemented throughout all power and input/output circuits ensures greatly reduced distortion and noise under dynamic signal conditions.
High-Current Copper Bus-bars
High-current, dual polarity, ultra low impedance copper bus-bars distribute both power supply input current and signal output current, virtually eliminating intra-circuit EMI signal contamination, greatly reducing internal wiring, while increasing circuit board rigidity.
High-Precision Surface Mount Components
Extensive use of Lead (Pb)-free, low temperature coefficient, active and passive surface-mount components results in significantly smaller loop areas, reduced circuit capacitance and inductance, and introduces less noise than conventional leaded components.
Transformer-Coupling and Isolation
Transformer coupled input circuitry provides universal component compatibility and virtually eliminate ground loop noise and RFI/EMI. Transformer coupling ensures identical amplifier overall gain when using unbalanced input adapters.
Power Factor Correction
Power Factor Correction (PFC) in the power supply reduces AC line harmonic noise pollution and increases AC line power utilization to 99%.
High-Efficiency Switch-Mode Power Supply
Highly efficient, compact, light weight, 1500 watt DC switch-mode power supply provides optimum voltage regulation for all circuits and operating conditions, and allows for quiet operation over a wide range of AC mains power sources.
Dual-Position Speaker Terminals
Dual CE approved speaker output terminals, in both horizontal and vertical orientation, require no tools for secure, low resistance connections, and allow for easy bi-wiring applications.
Flexible 20 amp AC Power
20 amp AC power inlet accepts a wide variety of after-market high-performance power cables.
Front Panel Standby Button
Illuminated front panel push-button switches the amplifier into standby mode (<1 watt consumption).
Rear Panel Remote Jack
12V 3.5mm jack on rear panel permits amplifier power on/standby switching in remote and home theater applications.
Removable 3-point self-leveling Delron chassis supports provide high frequency mechanical noise isolation.
Model 625 S2 Specifications
|Output Power||325 watts @ 8 ohms / 600 watts @ 4 ohms|
|Frequency Response||10 Hz – 150 kHz, -3 dB|
|S/N Ratio||95 dB, ref. 1.0 watt @ 8 ohm load|
|Output Noise||< 100 µv, A-wtd|
|Crosstalk||> 91 dB @ 1 kHz, 74 dB @ 20 kHz|
|Input Impedance||40k ohms|
|THD + Noise||< 0.001% @ 1 kHz, 8 ohms|
|Damping Factor||> 200, 20 Hz - 20 kHz|
|Overall Gain / Bal. or Unbal.||26 dB|
|Common Mode Rejection Ratio||> 90 dB, 20 Hz – 20 kHz|
|Absolute Phase Non-inverting||Pin 2 Positive|
|Inputs||1 pair balanced (XLR)|
|Outputs||2 pair parallel binding posts per channel|
|Power Consumption Idle||100 watts|
|Power Consumption Standby||< 0.5 watt|
|Amplifier Weight||54 lbs. / 24.5 kg|
|Amplifier Shipping Weight||64 lbs. / 29 kg|
|Amplifier Dimensions (h/w/d)||5.75” x 15.5” x 16.25” / 146mm x 394 mm x 413mm|
Model 625 S2 Stereo
The 625 Series 2 incorporates many of the same technical features of the 725 amplifiers. Similar to the 725, the 625 S2 signal circuitry is built upon a Rogers ceramic circuit board laminate material for lower dielectric absorption and energy storage. The 4-Pole filter capacitors used in the 725 power supply have also been included in the S2, significantly reducing power supply output noise. The maximum output power has been increased from 300 to 325 watts per channel at 8 ohms.
Precision LED based current sources have been implemented throughout the amplifier circuitry, along with 0.1% thin film SMD resistors for more stable operating points and lower noise. Custom designed Lundahl input transformers are implemented with a higher turns ratio and wound with Cardas high purity copper wire.
Input circuitry includes an additional linear phase 2 pole filter to effectively attenuate all out-of-band signals from any source, including DSD spurious noise.Cardas gold/teflon/rhodium XLR input connectors are carried over from the 725. Newly developed error-correction circuitry has been incorporated around the entire amplifier, making a total of three independent error-correction techniques used to decrease all forms of distortion throughout the entire audio bandwidth.
The Model 625 S2 delivers a sensuous grain-free musicality of unparalleled transparency and low level resolution that blossoms from a rich velvety silence and blossoms into the pure enjoyment of your listening experience.
Related Links: Model 625 Series 1 Reviews
HiFi+ #83 - October 2011 - by Roy Gregory
Super AV #215 - June 2011 - by Winson Ng
Super AV #214 - May 2011 - by Winson Ng
HiFi Review #298 - April 2011 - by Winson Ng
HiFi Review #297 - March 2011 - by Winson Ng