Tau, Norway | 2022 – The AW 800 M is Electrocompaniet’s brand-new flagship power amplifier. It replaces the legendary AW 600 NEMO as our most powerful monoblock power amplifier. The amplifier showcases an updated, yet unmistakable and distinctive Electrocompaniet design that is a perfect match for all current and legacy Electrocompaniet products.
A Unique Sound Signature
The amazing sonic performance of Electrocompaniet is significantly improved in the AW 800 M.
The AW 800 M accomplishes this whilst at the same time manages to keep the unique design philosophy and signature sound, for which the company is renowned around the world.
We are confident that from the first note of any familiar recording, you will be captivated by the AW 800 M and by the musical enjoyment it will give you.
The AW 800 M encompasses the Electrocompaniet direct coupled high open loop bandwidth topology, further enhanced with high slew-rate and very high bandwidth amplifier stages. In addition, a brand-new output stage is designed that heavily shields the input and driver stages from the load and makes the output extremely stiff and unaffected by the connected load. This has the added benefit of significantly simplifying the
workload of the already gently working feedback system and thus provides
vanishingly low distortion figures.
To feed the output stage the power supply is heavily updated and now has a total of 210000 uF supply filtering.
Mains power input is DC and RF filtered. The twin toroidal, wire gauge upgraded transformers are magnetically and electrostatically shielded to keep any noise from intruding.
The internal ground reference has been vastly over dimensioned and kept fully free of rectifying and output currents. The result is a very clean, noise free output signal regardless of output power, providing a very stable sound stage with the blackest background possible at any sound level.
MONO, STEREO AND BI-AMPING OPERATING MODES
An intriguing new attribute of the AW 800 M is the ability to switch between mono, stereo and bi-amping operating modes, enabling you to upgrade your system or change your configuration while retaining your initial investment. Comfort upgrades are on/off switchable auto power down and switchable feature lighting, user switchable 115/230V mains voltage input as well as trigger input – ouput.
The AW 800 M also features design upgrades, including a new front plate design with a 3D logo and the new power button design. The chassis has a new modular design construction and is re-engineered from the ground up.
The chassis design is enhanced by two black brushed aluminum rods over the top, which not only gives a much more rigid chassis, but also adds a beautiful decorative element. All housed in a matte luxurious finish that imparts the timeless Electrocompaniet look.
|Input impedance: 330 kΩ|
|Frequency resp. (in. filter active):0.5 – 220 kHz|
|Frequency resp. (in. filter dis.): 0.5 – 1.1 MHz|
|Voltage gain (mono, bal. input): 35 dB (x56)|
|Voltage gain (stereo, bal. input): 29 dB (x28)|
|Input-referred noise (20-20kHz): < 2 μV|
|SNR (ref. 1W/8Ω load, 20-20 kHz): 95 dB|
|SNR (ref. full power out, 20-20 kHz): 122 dB|
|Slew-rate (input filter disabled): 270 V/μs|
|DC output voltage: < 5 mV|
|THD+N: 0.0006 %|
|IMD: 0.0001 %|
|Damping factor (8Ω load): > 1000|
|Power consumption standby: < 0.5W|
|Protection: DC, overload, temperature|