NuForce Reference 8.5 V3 Mono Power Amplifier

NuForce Reference 8.5 V3 Mono Power Amplifier

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The NuForce 8.5 V2 shares the same circuitry as the Reference 9 mono block with a slightly lower power rating of 160W, but is still able to easily drive most speakers with ease. If you need a little more grunt or more headroom, you can upgrade to a NuForce Reference 9 mono block, otherwise the 8.5 V2 is something of a bargain relative to its stunning performance. Featuring both balanced and phono inputs, at the price point few can match in terms of audio performance offered. For those used to Stereo power amps the world of the mono block needs exploring. Total channel separation projects a stunning and accurate musical image, enveloping the listener in the beauty and sonic definition.


Analogue Mono Input: RCA and True Balanced XLR
Power Output/Load: 8 ohm, 288W (peak*) 160W (RMS)
4 ohm 576W (peak*) 200W (RMS)
2 ohm 1152 (peak*) 200W (RMS)
Bandwith: 100 to 20K Hz +/- 0.3 db; 20 Hz -0.9 db; 80K Hz -3 db
Damping Factor:     >4000
Input impedance: 47K ohm
Gain: 26 db
Dynamic Range: 120dB
THD+N:     < 0.05% from 20 Hz to 20K Hz, 8 ohm load, 10 W
SNR: 100 db at 100W
Mains Voltage: 84VAC to 264VAC Auto Selection
Binding Post: Spade or 4mm banana plugs
Dimensions: 1.75” x 8.5” x 14” (height does not include feet)
Chassis Construction: 100% high-grade, brushed and anodized aluminum
Weight: 7 lb


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