Philips FA960 amplifier 

Philips, the most respected name in European reference standard audio components brings European state-of-the-art technology and design in the new Philips FA 960 Integrated Amplifier.

This is Philips most powerful integrated amplifier and it can efficiently drive the most complex 8 and 4 ohm speakers at 100 watts and 125 watts respectively (FTC rated). More importantly, the Philips FA 960 can deliver the extra power required for those demanding musical crescendos that only last an instant yet show the difference between good audio equipment and the best. (Dynamic Power ratings are 120 watts, 8 ohms, 180 watts/4 ohms, 250 watts/2 ohms.) Philips engineers, by improving drive capability of the power stages and overload recovery time, have developed an amplifier that offers the cleanest sound under the most demanding conditions.

The Philips FA 960 has separate power supplies for pre amp and amplifier sections as well as for left and right power amp sections. By incorporating separate rectifiers and extra large storage capacitors for each channel output stage, dynamic crosstalk is effectively suppressed. Also by eliminating the thermal coupling between the left and right power transistors, one output stage is not heated up by the other and total heat can be effectively dispersed. Both of these factors add up to the maximum separation required for accurate compact disc reproduction.

By using a 4 section potentiometer (2 sections per channel), the Philips FA 960 offers the best signal-to-noise ratios at all volume levels. Because of the wide dynamic range of the compact disc, volume control circuits are extremely important and Philips engineers have incorporated the technology of professional sound equippment into this powerful integrated amplifier. Crosstalk has been noticeably reduced compared to conventional controls.

Through gold-plated inputs on the Philips FA 960, it is possible to hear the pristine sound of compact disc technology in all its glory. By using CD Direct, the signal travels directly to the pre-amp which is set to a flat response. Balance, volume and loudness are the only operative controls and no other circuitry gets in the way of the digital input. And with CD Direct, the Philips FA 960 achieves a signal-to-noise ratio of 106 dB. This top-of-the-line integrated amplifier also features inputs for additional components that will please the most demanding audiophile.

The Record Selector versatile feature allows the user to make recordings from any of six inputs (CD, Phono, TV/Aux 1 and Video/Aux 2) while listening to any source. This convenience, found only on the best audiophile components, effectively doubles the number of uses for the Philips FA 960.


Philips FA 960 features include:
High Current, Low Impedance Drive capability
FTC rated at 100 watts (8 ohms), 125 watts (4 ohms)
Dynamic Power ratings of 120 watts 8 ohms, 225 watts/4 ohms, 250 watts/2 ohms
Separate power supplies and heat sinks for each channel
CD Direct function and 6 other inputs
Record Selector for parallel recording
Tone Defeat key to bypass bass and treble controls
Gold plated terminals for CD Direct and Phono inputs
High accuracy phono amplifier for either MC or MM cartridges
Equalization curve to IEC standard, better than RIAA
Active tone control
Parallel, selectable loudspeaker outputs for each channel
Muting/protection circuit guards amps and speakers from overload
Large screw-down speaker terminals accept large diameter cables
Source and tape selected display. Compact disc logo lights on CD Direct
All metal cabinet for full shielding
Headphone output on front of cabinet
Gold plated speaker relays
Loudness and mono switches
Tape Monitor keys monitor signal recorded on Tape 1 and Tape 2
Tape copy keys ease dubbing from 2 tape (or cassette) decks
Precision slide balance control
Bipolar push-pull output stages


Philips FA 960 specifications:
Power output (both channels simultaneously driven)
Output power (FTC Rated) at 8 ohms
(20-20,000 Hz; D :<= 0.03%: 100 watts at 4 ohms
(20-20,000 Hz; D :<= 0.05%: 125 watts

Dynamic Power Ratings
at 8 ohms: 120 watts
at 4 ohms: 225 watts
at 2 ohms: 250 watts

Distortion
THD (Total Harmonic Distortion): .008% at 100 watts at 8 ohms (1 kHz)
Intermodulation: .03% at 100 watts at 8 ohms
Power Bandwidth (D <= .03%): 10-30,000 Hz at -3dB

Frequency Response
Line Inputs: 18-70,000 Hz, 1.0 dB
Phono Input: 40-20,000 Hz, .5 dB

Signal-to-Noise Ratio
Line Inputs (CD Direct), 106dB
Phono Input: 85dB (MM Phono), 75dB(MC Phono)
Stereo Separation (CD Direct): 65dB at 1kHz, 60dB at 250-10,000Hz
Phono Overload (at 1kHz, D = 1.0%): 20mV for MC Phono
Damping Factor Controls: 180

Controls
Bass: + 10 to -10 at 100 Hz
Treble: + 10 to -10 dB at 10 kHz
Loudness: +6 at 100 Hz, +4 dB at 10 kHz
Balance Control: 0-50 dB
Inputs (with sensitivity for rated output)
Phono MC: .25 mV at 100 ohms
Phono MM: 2.5 mV at 47K ohms
Compact Disc: 150 mV at 25K ohms
Tuner: 150 mV at 25K ohms
TV/Aux 1: 150 mV at 25K ohms
Video/Aux 2: 150 mV at 25K ohms
Tape 1: 150 mV at 25K ohms
Tape 2: 150 mV at 25K ohms

Outputs
Tape 1 and 2: 150 mV at 220 ohms
Speakers 1 and 2: 2-4-8 ohms
Headphone: 8-1,000 ohms
Power Supply: 120 volts AC
Power Consumption Cabinet/General: 360W
Material: Metal
Dimensions (WxHxD): 16½"x5¾"x13¼"




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