There is a section of the audiophile community who are gradually turning towards home cinema and five channel sound. However this move often includes several compromises on the stereo sound or even requires two different systems. With their new integrated amplifier, Pathos dares to prove that it is possible to integrate high performance stereo and surround sound in one product. When operated as a stereo amplifier, cinema-X delivers an awesome 450 watts per channel into 8 ohm. In 5.1 mode it delivers 5 x 110 watts into 8 Ohm with a very wide bandwidth, making it ideal for high resolution media.
The electronics network has been laid-out according to the approved Pathos topology: Tubes for amplifying voltage and mosfets for amplifying current. This creates the best synergy between the traditional approaches of designing amplifiers. The valve preamp stage operates in class A and uses 6 tubes, one for each amplifier channel and one for the sub-woofer output. Each channel can be individually adjusted via the remote control.
The power section employs mosfets and all five boards are identical to ensure equal sound quality and power in all channels. The high power rate is due to the intelligent layout; in stereo-mode it automatically turns off the centre channel and transforms the remaining amplifiers into operating in a completely balanced layout. All these technical initiatives ensure superior sound. There is ambience, warmth and realism from the tube stage combined with astonishing control and pace from the power stage. The result is an articulate yet open and dynamic sound.
Although using advanced initiatives, the cinema-X is a joy to use and very user-friendly. Connect a DVD player with a built-in decoder, or an external decoder, to the 5.1 inputs and you expose the world-renowned Pathos sound in five channels. Or use one of the XLR or RCA stereo inputs for two-channel sound (2x450Watt). Cinema-X is a stunning performer five channels without making any sacrifices to purist two-channel sound.
Type: 5 channel hybrid (class A-A/B) Intregrated Amplifier
Output Power: 5 x 110 watts (8 ohms) - 5 x 220 watts (4 ohms)
Stereo Output: 2 x 450 watts (8 ohms) - 2 x 700 watts (4 ohms)
Inputs: 5 x RCA Analogue - 2 x XLR Balanced - 6 x Video Inputs
Dimensions: (WxHxD) 43 x 19 x 43 cms
Weight: 40 kgs