Specially designed for custom integration of whole home audio systems, the “AMP” serves as a companion amplifier for the Yamaha XDA-QS5400RK to expand speaker coverage and/or increase power output. It may also be used to expand secondary zone speaker coverage for Yamaha AV receivers that have Zone pre outs.
The XDA-AMP5400RK – the “AMP” – was conceived as a companion to the Yamaha XDA-QS5400RK as a way to provide additional speaker coverage and/or additional speaker output power in a custom integrated multi-room home audio system. It also pairs nicely with Yamaha AV receivers that offer Zone pre outs.
The AMP packs eight channels of audiophile-grade amplification into a remarkably-slim 1U-high enclosure, allowing you to fully optimise your valuable rack real estate.
Feed up to four sources from QS pre outs into the AMP – its four audio I/O buses can be patched together to handle a wide array of speaker/zone configurations. The AMP comes with a set of jumper plugs and cables, making it ultra-versatile right out of the box. The audio outs can alternatively be used to connect powered subwoofers or subwoofer amps.
Each of the four amplifier zones is also bridgeable, giving you the option to increase power output to select speakers if needed.
The AMP employs ultra-efficient ICEpower integrated circuits to deliver eight channels of pristine, musically-dynamic digital amplification 50 watts/channel (8 ohms) with an outstanding 5 Hz to 40 kHz (+0/-3 dB) frequency response and 108 dB signal-to-noise ratio. It is 4 ohm capable at 100 watts/channel and bridgeable to 200 watts/channel (8 ohms).
The curse of the custom integrator: ground loop hum, a common and vexing side effect of connecting a bunch of electronics together in a rack. The AMP takes care of it with a brilliantly-engineered differential circuit design. Sometimes it’s what you don’t hear that sounds the most amazing.
The AMP employs a balanced audio circuit design and PML capacitors, which are also used in our flagship AVENTAGE AV separates. The result: greater realism and expressiveness for all of your favourite music.
Mount it in a rack with the included ears or remove the ears for shelf installations. The included magnetic faceplate discourages tampering and provides the perfect cosmetic finish.
When a QS and AMP are used together, simply wire the trigger ports to automatically power on/off the desired amplifier zones – no additional control interface is needed. The AMP also works great as a companion to an AVENTAGE AV receiver. When using the AMP with other sources, audio sensing inputs and an infrared I/O provide additional control flexibility.
The AMP is truly made for custom integration, with Euroblock-style speaker connectors and a detachable AC cable for smart connectivity.