TAD Labs Strengthens Audiophile Leadership With Two New Amplifiers M2500 and M4300
TAD Labs Unveils Greater Flexibility and Power With State-of-the-Art Amplification - Announcing the New M2500 and M4300 Amplifiers
Las Vegas, NV - CES 2011 - With every listening session, demonstration and sale, TAD Labs continues to add to their audience of enthusiastic followers. The driving force behind this growing collection of avid supporters is TAD’s uncompromising approach to music reproduction. Building on the respect earned by the awesome M600 monoblock amplifier released a year earlier, TAD Labs is proud to introduce the M2500 and M4300 as worthy additions to this growing legacy of superlative amplification.
The 2-channel M2500 delivers 500 watts into 4 ohms x 2 or 250 watts into 8 ohms x 2. The 4-channel M4300 delivers 300 watts into 4 ohms x 4 or 150 watts into 8 ohms x 4. Both amps are designed following five key design guide points... Balance, Speed, Stability, Efficiency and Elegance. The result is two new amplifiers that are the match for any on the world, enabling TAD Labs to continue its mission of providing audio quality that sounds truly natural.
According to TAD Labs Director of Loudspeaker Engineering, Andrew Jones, these new amplifier designs have been highly anticipated, “We have been actively demonstrating our high resolution audio system for dealers and consumers around the world. The arrival of the new M2500 and M4300 give us substantial new flexibility with system configuration and performance design. Since both the Reference One and Compact Reference loudspeakers are designed for bi-wiring, these new amps also enable additional system configurations beyond the ultimate set-up using TAD’s previously introduced M600 monoblock amplifiers.”
Here are some of the ways the new M2500 and M4300 abide by the five design ethics described above: Balance - In order to provide precise speaker drive to the utmost limits, TAD strives for symmetry in both circuitry and structure. By completely separating L and R channels from input to output, along with power supplies and transformers, that are separated between both left and right channels and positive and negative rails, complete symmetry is maintained. Utilizing a bridged transformer-less design with two amps in a balanced configuration, the TAD M2500 and M4300 deliver remarkably clean, robust power across their entire bandwidth.
To provide an overwhelming sense of speed and energy the analog power supply is equipped with a high capacity toroidal power transformer and electrolytic capacitors. Combined with a Class D output stage, the result is high purity amplification with superior high speed response.
The sound quality of a Class D output stage is greatly influenced by the power source. Both the M2500 and M4300 are equipped with large toroidal power transformers that utilize high quality, grain-oriented steel for superior magnetic saturation even during high power output. Low energy conversion loss and low load fluctuation result in an analog power supply with high drive capacity and high speed responsiveness even under abrupt load fluctuations.
And in keeping with the rest of the TAD labs family of beautiful audiophile solutions, the new M2500 and M4300 amplifiers are as beautiful to the eye to behold and they are to the ear to perceive. Their precisely machined chassis are formed from solid blocks of aluminum, while the twin tones of black and silver for the divided upper and lower halves of these designs produce a striking appearance. The elegant, clean design embraces every detail, ensuring that either amplifier will harmonize beautifully with any lifestyle decor.
TAD Labs’ M2500 and M4300 amplifiers will be a foundation of many TAD Labs systems in the days ahead. Their combination of cutting edge engineering and design grants them the full range of musical reproduction capability - from the smallest musical nuances to the sheer massiveness of lifelike orchestral impact. These new amplifiers represent the solution to many audio enthusiast’s dreams.