American Audio has released the new VLP-2500 amplifier. At 2,200W, the VLP-2500 is the biggest and most powerful rack mount amp in American Audio’s VLP Series.“This new addition to our professional VLP Amp Series gives the same great performance and reliability with a lot more wattage,” said Tom Freret, national sales manager for American Audio. “The VLP-2500 amp is yet another representation of American Audio’s continuing commitment to produce the best and highest quality products all at a down-to-earth price.”
Special features of the VLP-2500 Power Amp include an input sensitivity selector to choose the input level that’s right for your speaker system, as well as a limiter, which puts a ceiling on input levels to protect against speaker damage. A high/low pass filter provides three different ways to let highs pass, lows pass, or both. And a ground lift switch helps reduce interference from other “noisy” electronic sources.
The VLP-2500 can be operated in three different modes: mono bridge, stereo, or parallel mono. It delivers a power output of 1,100W RMS per channel at 4 Ohms, 1kHz, 0.1% THD; 700W RMS per channel at 8 Ohms, 1kHz, 0.1% THD; and 2,200 W RMS per channel at 8 Ohms, 1kHz, 1% THD in mono bridge mode. The amp has frequency response of (+/–05db at rated power, 8 Ohms): 20Hz–20K Hz. Total Harmonic Distortion is less than 0.5% (20Hz–20K Hz at 8 Ohms). The VLP-2500 has a slew rate of 20V per usec, and Impedance is 20 Ohms balanced / 10 Ohms unbalanced.
The VLP-2500 comes equipped with an efficient cooling system consisting of two individual high-speed fans. Designed for mobile use, the two-rack-space unit is compact and lightweight. It weighs 50 lbs. and measures 17.75”L x 19”W x 3.5”H. The front panel provides four holes to screw the unit into a rack. There is also a way to rear-mount the unit for extra security.
Freret continues, “Like the rest of the models in our extremely popular VLP Series, this unit doesn’t have a lot of fancy bells and whistles—it’s just a solid amp that delivers incredible volume as well as reliable, superlative performance day in and day out.”