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SKU: XA5180 5X Channel Hi Fidelity Home Theatre Amplifier, Class H 180W/channel Full Five Channel Driven XA5180

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  • SKU: XA5180 5-channel-amp-180w-osd-audio-xa5180

    5X Channel Hi Fidelity Home Theatre Amplifier, Class H 180W/channel Full Five Channel Driven XA5180

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Designing and building an amazing surround sound system begins with the right separates and paramount to the mix is the right multi-channel amplifier. This amplifier is a 5-channel Class H amp that supplies 180W per channel of clean power, and when paired with great speakers like ours, you'll hear music and movie soundtracks with exceptional detail, accuracy and warmth. The advanced circuitry, wide bandwidth, and low distortion capabilities of this amp allow listeners to hear spine-tingling sonic nuances, and this beefy amp can be matched with even power-hungry in-wall or freestanding loudspeakers. Designed with a high-output toroidal power supply and ample heat sinks to keep things cool, this amp has a clean, brushed metal finish and front panel status indicators that add a high-tech ambiance to any equipment rack.

Includes Balanced and Unbalanced Inputs
This high current home theater amplifier includes both balanced and unbalanced inputs for more flexible installation options and cable runs. XLR inputs (balanced) include a ground wire which make it a good choice for long (up to 2000 ft) cable runs, while unbalanced (RCA) provide a more reliable signal on shorter runs. 

Advanced Class H Hybrid Technology
Our amplifier is a Class H amplifier that combines the benefits of Class A/B in a more efficient package. Class H amplifiers are a variation of Class A/B amps but include high voltage and low voltage rails to modulate power consumption. When power is running high, the amp switches to the high voltage rails. When the amp is running low, it switches to the low voltage rails. The result is more efficiency, cooler temperatures, and a reduction in power consumption while maintaining the warmth and accuracy of a true A/B amp without the "digital" drawbacks (like interference) of Class D amps.

Warning: California's Proposition 65


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  • Design Type: Class H
  • Power Handling: 120W(RMS)/ 240W(MAX) Per Channel @ 8 Ohm
  • Power Handling: 180W(RMS)/ 360W(MAX) Per Channel @ 4 Ohm
  • Power Bandwith: 5Hz - 54kHz +0/-3 dB
  • Crosstalk: Greater than -70dB from 20Hz ' 20kHz
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz to 20kHz +/-0.5dB
  • Impedance: 8 ohm to 4 ohm stable
  • Power: 120VAC, '3%, 50Hz - 60Hz
  • High quality gold XLR/ RCA inputs per channel
  • Turn on options: manual on, signal auto sensing, and 12V trigger
  • Input and Output Terminals: Audio inputs, remote trigger input, manual/trigger power switch, speaker outputs, balanced XLR, unbalanced RCA
  • Rack Mountable: Yes
  • Dual Source Switching: No
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): 17" x 6.0" x 16.75"
  • Weight: 50 Lbs
  • Warranty: 2 years
28 Questions asked on 5X Channel Hi Fidelity Home Theatre Amplifier, Class H 180W/channel Full Five Channel Driven XA5180

James • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PM Q Is this Class A/B or Class D amp? Is 150W rating (8ohm) while all channels driven or one channel? Do you mind posting a picture of interior?
Customer Service • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PM
A HI James: Good Question. The XA5180 is a Class H amplifier a variation of a Class AB. Note, the definition I found online: There is a variety of amplifier designs that enhance class-AB output stages with more efficient techniques to achieve greater efficiency with low distortion. These designs are common in large audio amplifiers since the heatsinks and power transformers would be prohibitively large (and costly) without the efficiency increases. The terms "class G" and "class H" are used interchangeably to refer to different designs, varying in definition from one manufacturer or paper to another. Class-G amplifiers (which use "rail switching" to decrease power consumption and increase efficiency) are more efficient than class-AB amplifiers. These amplifiers provide several power rails at different voltages and switch between them as the signal output approaches each level. Thus, the amplifier increases efficiency by reducing the wasted power at the output transistors. Class-G amplifiers are more efficient than class AB but less efficient when compared to class D. However, they do not have the electromagnetic interference effects of class D. Class-H amplifiers take the idea of class G one step further creating an infinitely variable supply rail. This is done by modulating the supply rails so that the rails are only a few volts larger than the output signal at any given time. The output stage operates at its maximum efficiency all the time. Switched-mode power supplies can be used to create the tracking rails. Significant efficiency gains can be achieved but with the drawback of more complicated supply design and reduced THD performance. In a similar layout, a voltage drop of about 10V is maintained over the output transistors in Class H circuits. The picture above shows a positive supply voltage of the output stage and the voltage at the speaker output. The boost of the supply voltage shows for a real music signal. There is an image on our web page of the internal layout including the High Output Toroidal Power Supply. I believe the true power is listed as 125Watts RMS and 180 Watts at 4-ohm RMS all channels are driven. TL/5186
Erick Martinez • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PM Q What is the wattage at 8 ohms all channels running at the same time? How would this compare to the Outlaw 5000 and the Emotiva X Bas5?
Customer Service • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PM
A Hi Erick: All channels driven at 8 ohms are 125 watts RMS. All three amplifiers are excellent Multi-channel amplifiers. We also stock a matching two channel Integrated amp under the CARVER Electronics name. It also has both Balanced and Unbalanced inputs. Ideal for adding two more channels (7 total). You can 't go wrong with any of these amps but with the XA5180 you will save some money, and it features free shipping as well. TL/5188
Ronald Reid • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PM Q How does the XA5180 switches between unbalanced RCA and balanced XLR inputs? I do not see any .
Customer Service • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PM
A HI Ronald: The amp automatically senses whichever input you connect to. You can only connect to one or the other at a time. You could mix and match say you have three channels connected with Balanced XLR and the remaining two channels unbalanced utilizing the single RCA inputs. TL/5196
-K- • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PM Q 4 Questions: about power cable and the power/watts. 1. What is the power cable type?(I assume it's a PC power cable type) ~ 2. What is the length of the given power cable?(in the box) ~ 3. What is the AWG of the power cable so I know what AWG I need if I want to purchase a replacement LONGER cable(if needed) It's probly 16 AWG,-my guess. ~ 4. and finally, is it 200w @4ohm or 180w @4ohm? ~ Good Luck :)
Customer Service • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PM
A Hi K: A5500 power cord is 3x2.08mm2(squared) 14awg (gauge) 105 celsius (jacket) 300volt power cord Three prong plug the box says 180 watts at 4 ohms, that is conservative. But note, if you connect via Balanced Input the signal is increased 6 to 10 dB and virtually no noise. TL/5208
Davone • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PM Q what is the power rating at 6ohms all channels driven
Customer Service • 12/17/2019, 2:17:43 PM
A HI Davone: I believe it would be somewhere between 150 and 175 watts with all channels driven. TL/5235