VideoLogic Announces New MCP-601ES Multi Channel Amplifier

VideoLogic – a division of Imagination Technologies – has announced the new MCP-601ES, a dedicated slim-line amplifier providing five discrete channels of studio quality performance with a distributed power supply architecture making it capable of high levels of simultaneous drive.

Says Kevin Dale, president, VideoLogic: "Many AV amplifiers are great for movies but can prove tiring for prolonged listening to music. We designed the MCP-601ES to be equally capable for both music and AV making it the ideal companion to both DVD and music systems."

MCP-601ES stylish silver design features an anodised aluminium fascia and silver casework with only one visible control, the Power on/off switch. The result is a sleek and stylish unit that looks at home in even the most elegant of surroundings.

MCP-601ES will be available as part of the complete LiFE 4/10 system, which has a RRP of £2,499 inc. VAT, from VideoLogic's network of hi-fi dealers. It will also be available separately, price TBC. MCP-601ES is the ideal compliment to a digital audio processor, like VideoLogic's DAP-601ES also announced today.

MCP-601ES is a five channel power amplifier capable of sustained 50W RMS per channel output. It features SpiKe™ (Self Peak Instantaneous Temperature ºKE) circuitry for protection against overvoltage, undervoltage, overloads, including shorts to the supplies, thermal runaway and instantaneous temperature peaks. MCP-601ES has a dual rail 300VA toroidal power supply transformer, separate power supply systems for the front channels and over 120,000µF of smoothing capacitance (40,800 µf for each PSU and 9400 µF local decoupling for each channel.)

MCP-601ES offers frequency response <10Hz to >100kHz with THD+N (nominal output) of less than 0.01% at 1kHz. Its input Sensitivity of 775mVrms allows it to give max output without clipping.

Connectors include five gold-plated phono inputs (FL, FR, C, SL, SR) and five 4mm touch-proof terminals for connection to speakers.