Well-known Danish manufacturer Copland has announced a state-of-the-art integrated amplifier in its latest CSA series. The new CSA 150 is a hybrid design, using a double triode (6922) gain with a MOS-FET buffer.
The solid-state bipolar output stage is nominated with an output power of 150 watts per channel in 8Ω and 230 watts per channel in 4Ω.
According to Aleksandar Maksimović from the company Audio Magic, which distributes Copland in Australia, the new amplifier will provide more power when playing music. “Under dynamic conditions, the current CSA 150 return control panel will deliver several times its rated power, more than enough to power almost any speaker,” he said.
The Copland CSA 150 has a built-in DAC that uses the ES9018 reference 32-bit DAC to provide multiple S / PDIF ports (one coaxial, two optical) plus a USB port and has PCM and DSD capabilities. An optional aptX HD Bluetooth module can be installed if wireless capabilities are required.
For analog use, the Copland CSA 150 has three unbalanced line inputs, two balanced line inputs, and a phono input (MM). It also has a special output phase for headphones and balanced and unbalanced outputs at the line level.
Copland rates the CSA 150 with a frequency response of 10Hz to 150kHz (-3dB) and a signal-to-noise ratio of ‘better’ than 90dB (IHF-A).
The Copland CSA 150 is now available, and in Australia it is listed at 8,400 Australian dollars. Prices in other regions have yet to be confirmed, but this is approximately £ 4690 / $ 6530.