Amate brings TriPhonic into the 21st Century
A ‘revamped’ version of Amate Audio’s classic 30-year-old TriPhonic amplifier has been announced by the Spanish loudspeaker manufacturer. The original TriPhonic witnessed great success as a one-stop shop solution for L/R satellite and sub systems.
Named the TPD 2.1 (TriPhonic Digital), the revamped model draws on the same design in the digital domain, with Class-D amp circuitry, onboard digital signal processing and a switched mode power supply added. DSP effects include filters, PEQs, peak/RMS limiters and delays, for the time alignment of amp channels. Despite these additions, the manufacturer also promises the same simplistic operation as the classic model. With the device weighing 8kg, its stereo channels each provide 500W of power, while the dedicated subwoofer channel offers 1,000W – all at 4-Ohms.
The universal switched-mode power supply includes Active Power Factor Correction, enabling the to operate in any mains condition between 85V and 240V AC. For power saving, a built-in EcoModes puts the unit into standby mode in the absence of an audio signal. For additional control options, a computer running Amate’s DSPLink software can be connected via USB port.