Behold UPA192 Power Amplifier
All prices in US dollars.
"Can I take it home with me?" "No you
cant, Jeff." Oh well, at least we can describe possibly the most unique
amplifier weve ever seen, something Behold of Germany calls the UPA192.
Each UPA192 (price TBA) houses three separate power
amplifiers: two balanced analog amplifiers rated at 20W and 80W, respectively, and one
160W switched-mode amplifier. The idea is to triamp your loudspeakers with the 20W amp on
the tweeter, 80W amp on the midrange, and 160W amp on the woofer. The UPA192 facilitates
this arrangement with a comprehensive array of features. First, is the built-in crossover
settings available through its advanced digital-signal processing. This means that the
UPA192 can be used to create a fully active loudspeaker. And if your loudspeakers
frequency response needs tweaking, the UPA192 has built-in room correction similar to that
found in the companys APU768 preamplifier-processor.
The UPA192 will accommodate both digital and analog inputs.
Incoming analog signals are converted to digital within the UPA192 via the onboard
analog-to-digital converter. Digital signals can be fed from another Behold component such
as the companys Gentle integrated amplifier, but can also be fed from other digital
sources. Each output channel can also be fed from its own individual RCA input.
For convenience, the UPA192 can be oriented either
horizontally or vertically, and can be ordered without the main chassis that will allow a
loudspeaker manufacturer to mount the UPA192 into a loudspeaker cabinet. Suffice to say,
the UPA192 is a feature-rich, innovative design.