Monday, March 7, 2011
Nakamichi PA-5 Stasis Power Amplifier.
There is lots of information and chatter about this on the internet, most favourable, some not. It was designed by Nelson Pass for Nakamichi, and built by Nakamichi to a very high standard. Apparently the mkII version compromised some sound and component quality. It's one of the most powerful, and definitely the most 'high end' amp I've had in the house. So far, I'm finding it powerful, musical and transparent.
Specs (the only thing everyone seems to agree on):
100wpc into 8ohms,160wpc into 4ohms
Dynamic Headroom 1.7db into 8 ohms, 2.2db into 4 ohms
Output current capability 12 amps continuous, 35 amps peak per channel Power supply; dual rectifiers 17" wide x 15" deep x 6" tall