Watsonville, CA, USA | 2020 – Impressive performance. Compact design.
After the astounding success and performance of the S500 Stereo Amplifier, we set our sights on expanding that sound to more systems. Trickle-down technologies incorporated into a more compact, lower-power framework resulted in the S202. It’s capable of meeting our DAC’s ultra high dynamic range head-on with optimized architecture in the critical areas of audio performance, power supplies, and ultra low-noise design. The S202 includes a fully modular design, matched impedance input stage and an all billet CNC case. The highest value amplifier we’ve ever created, the S202 redefines excellence and sets a new bar in the industry.
Design without compromise.
The S202 features a discrete design with a Class-A matched impedance input stage. The result is a product with minimized signal reflections, input noise, and distortion, while also maximizing power transfer and dynamic range in a zero negative feedback design. Thanks to a massive custom low-noise high-current toroidal transformer and rugged high-current output buffers, the S202 provides a transparent, holographic listening experience that’s completely fatigue free. All components were meticulously chosen for their sonic performance and longevity, ensuring your amplifier is built to last.
Billet CNC chassis.
The S202 amplifier is designed and lovingly crafted in our factory based in California. After 14 hours of CNC machining, a complete chassis of billet aluminium components are ready, maximizing heatsink area with a stunning visual profile. This high-efficiency design provides a surface area of over 3,000 in² per amplifier. High-power heat pipes distribute heat evenly for optimal thermal and electrical performance.
Building the S202 amplifier with a core enclosure greatly improves its reliability and performance. Upon completion, the cores are rigorously tested and stocked for orders, ensuring the highest quality product is ready at a moment’s notice. With this segmentation, your system is optimized for performance and resilience.
Smart control features.
The S202 is equipped with a simple, user-friendly control interface. Intuitive push buttons, remote commands, and the 12V triggers guarantee control over power and standby modes. Further control of amplifier “power on” timers and soft-start circuits allow a multi-amplifier system to power up without putting strain on your listening room’s electrical system.
Intuitively oriented speaker lugs direct your speaker cables in the right direction without strain. Multiple ground posts enable EMI reduction strategies, including shielded cables and system star grounds.
Available in matte silver or matte black.
Technical Specifications Static Power Consumption 90 Watts On
Standby power less than 2 watts
Operating Voltage Range 100V or 105-130V/210-260V configured at the factory. Fuse 1/4″x1-1/4″ 10A 250V Slow Blow Input 2x XLR Input Output 1x Binding post set per channel Controls Input Impedance Switch
12V Mode Switch
2x MSB 12V trigger port
Continuous Power Output (8Ω) < 1% distortion 200 W Continuous Power Output (4Ω) < 1% distortion 350 W Frequency Response (20 to 20kHz) ±0.058dB Signal to Noise (20 to 22kHz) >133dB (>135dBA) Equivalent Input Noise (22kHz BW) 0.55μV Crosstalk @ 2kHz >110dB Gain (150Ω source impedance) 23.8dB Input Impedance (User Selectable) 75Ω / 300Ω / 1.2kΩ Output Impedance (20 to 20kHz) 0.01Ω Chassis Dimensions Width: 16 in (404 mm) Depth: 19 in (483 mm) Height: 6.5 in (165 mm) Without Feet
7 in (178 mm) With Feet
Weight: lbs ( kg) Product Feet: M6X1 Thread
3 or 4 Foot Configuration
Shipping Dimensions Width: in ( mm) Depth: in ( mm) Height: in ( mm) Weight: lbs ( kg) Included Accessories User Manual
4X Rubber Feet