PS Audio Stellar Gain Cell DAC PRE + M700 Amplifier Monoblock Pair

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Description

  • Mono power amplifier pair

  • Zero-loss Analog Cell input stage

  • Powerful MOSFET balanced output stage

  • RCA Single ended input

  • XLR “true” balanced input

  • 350 watts into 8Ω

  • 700 watts rms into 4Ω

  • 2Ω stable

  • Less than 0.1% thd 20Hz to 20kHz at rated power

  • Damping factor 1100 for excellent loudspeaker control

  • Front panel standby button

  • Efficient operation with very little heat

  • Dual, solid copper, plated, output binding posts

  • 27 pounds

  • Input 12 volt trigger

 

Stellar M700 GCD Combo

Stellar Gain Cell and M700 Monoblock Amps

 

The best just gets better when you combine the Stellar Gain Cell™ with the Stellar M700 monoblock amplifier. The Stellar Gain Cell is a full-featured analog preamplifier with a built in high-performance DAC. Fully balanced circuitry from input to output, the Stellar Gain Cell DAC builds upon years of research and innovation in the art of digital audio and Class A analog amplification. When combined with the Stellar M700s you will find unheard of level of control and command from your loudspeakers and experience one of the most extraordinary under $5,000 packages ever crafted. In the M700 amplifiers, we combine the slam, linearity, control and pacing of a Class D output stage with the warmth, grace, and rich inner detail of Stellar’s Class A Analog Cell. The results are nothing short of breathtaking.

Stellar’s design imperatives—affordable pricing, and uncompromised sonics—were major challenges solved by several design innovations.

In the Stellar™ M700 amplifiers, you will find a unique new circuit, christened the Analog Cell. Designed by Stellar engineer Darren Myers, the M700s pairs a Class D output stage with the sweet, tube-like quality of a Class A biased MOSFET input stage which makes up the heart of the Analog Cell.

The Analog Cell™ is the heart of the M700’s musicality, where richly overlaid layers of music’s inner details are preserved even in the most complex orchestral crescendos. The Analog Cell is a proprietary, fully differential, zero feedback, discrete, Class A MOSFET circuit, hand-tuned to capture the smallest micro dynamics without sacrificing the loudest macro dynamics music has to offer.

The Gain Cell™ combines a no-compromise analog preamplifier designed around our Gain Cell™ technology and a cutting edge DAC. Developed in the early 2000’s by PS Audio Founder Paul McGowan, the Gain Cell elegantly solves the fundamental problem facing preamp designers—volume control. By controlling volume by adjusting the gain directly in response to front panel controls, the Gain Cell DAC offers exceptional performance without the normal degradation of potentiometers, stepped attenuators, or other approaches to volume control.

Specifications

Physical


Unit Weight 13.5 lbs [6.1 kg]
Unit Dimensions 17” x 12” x 3”
Shipping Weight 17 lbs [7.7 kg]
Shipping Dimensions 23”x 18” x 9”

Power requirements


Input Power Model specific 100VAC, 120VAC, or 230VAC 50 or 60Hz
Power Consumption 20W
Mains Power Input IEC C14
Fuses 100V T250V-2.0AH (2A Slow Blow)
120V T250V-1.6AH (1.6A Slow Blow)
230V T250V-1.0AH (1.0A Slow Blow)
Accessories included US (NEMA 5-15P) (all versions)
Schuko (CEE7/7) (230V version)
UK (BS1363) (230V version)

Analog inputs


RCA
XLR
3 stereo pair
1 stereo pair


Digital audio inputs


I2S 1 PCM (384KHz max)
DSD64 DSD128
Compatible with DirectStream Transport SACD handshake for DSD playback
Coax 2 PCM (192KHz max)
Optical 1 PCM (96KHz max)
USB PCM (384KHz max)
DSD64 (DoP) DSD128 (DoP)
Format PCM, DSD

Analog Audio Outputs


RCA
XLR
Headphones
(Analog Unbalanced) 1 stereo pair
(Analog Balanced) 1 stereo pair
One 1/4" headphone connector front panel

Analog Performance


Gain
Maximum output
Sensitivity
12dB +/-0.5dB
20 Vrms
5.3Vrms
Input Impedance 47KΩ single ended RCA
100KΩ Balanced XLR
Output Impedance 100Ω single ended RCA
200Ω balanced XLR
Frequency Response 20Hz – 20KHz +0/- 0.25dB
10Hz – 100KHz +0.1/-3.0dB
Noise 20-20KHz <-90dBV
S/N Ratio 1KHz >110dB (max output)
Channel separation 1KHz >90dB
Input separation 1KHz >90dB
THD&IM 1KHz < 0.025%
20-20KHz < 0.05%

Headphone performance


Output power @1% THD 300Ω 300mW
16Ω 3.25W
S/N Ratio 1kHz
Noise
>95dB (max output)
<-80dBV
THD & IM 1Vrms out 300Ω <0.05%
16Ω <0.06%
Output impedance <4 Ω

Features


Volume Control 0-100 (1/2 and 1dB steps, 80dB total range)
Balance Control 24dB each direction in 1/2dB steps
Home Theater Mode Assignable to any analog input
Adjustable (in setup) to any level
Polarity (phase) Control Digital sources only
Filter Control 3 selectable digital filters (PCM digital sources only)
Trigger output (3.5mm 5-15VDC) 2
Remote Control Yes. Infra Red

Stellar M700 Mono Amplifier


Unit Weight 13 lbs [5.9 kg] (each)
Unit Dimensions 17”W x 3”H x 12”D (13"D w/connectors)
17”W x 6”H x 12”D (Stacked)

Shipping Weight 16.5 lbs [7.5 kg] (each)
Shipping Dimensions 22”W x 8”H x 17”D (each)
Color Options Black
Silver
Voltage Options
(Factory set only)
Japan 100V
North America 120V
Europe/Asia/Australia/New Zealand 230V
Mains Power Inputs IEC C14
Idle Power Consumption 23W
Accessories Included US (NEMA 5-15P) (all versions)
Schuko (CEE7/7) (230V version)
UK (BS 1363) (230V version)
Audio Inputs RCA (Unbalanced)
XLR (Balanced)
Speaker Outputs Copper base nickel plated binding posts (2 pair)
DC Trigger Input 3.5mm 5-15VDC
Warranty 3 years parts and labor

Signal


Gain 30.5dB +/-0.5dB
Sensitivity for rated output power 1.6V
Noise 1kHz@700 Watts < -105dB
Input impedance Unbalanced 50KΩ
Balanced 100KΩ
Output Impedance 50Hz, 2.8VRMS <0.007Ω
Damping factor 50Hz. 2.8VRMS
8Ω >1100
4Ω >550
Frequency Response 2.8VRMS into 4Ω
10Hz – 20KHz +/- 0.5dB
10Hz – 50KHz +0.1/-3.0dB

THD&IM


1KHz, 1W/4Ω <0.02%
10-20KHz, 1W/4Ω <0.02%
10-50KHz, 1W/4Ω < 0.05% (90kHz BW)
1KHz, 87.5W/4Ω < 0.015%

Output Power

120vac mains, 1kHz, 1% THD
8Ω 350W minimum
4Ω 700W minimum
2Ω Stable for musical transients

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