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It is very, very fast, F-3dB at 175 kHz! (175.000 Hz)
It is extremely stable (damping factor (DF) = 660!):
42 watt / 8 ohm*
82 watt / 4 ohm*
152 watt / 2 ohm*
* in high bias mode
For a non-feedback amplifier, it has little harmonic distortion*:
0,1 watt / 4 ohm: 0,04% THD
10 watt / 4 ohm: 0,13% THD
50 watt / 4 ohm: 0,26% THD
* it is worth mentioning that this distortion is primarily of an
even (second) harmonic nature that is reminiscent of tube amplifiers
instead of transistor/mosfet amplifiers. BUT, the distortion is far
less than that of a tube amplifier with an equal power output.
Two large 220 VA power transformers are installed seperately in 3 mm
stainless steel compartments to avoid any humming sound.
The TAF-Q has a 5 years, transferable warranty and is expected to return
to TAF every 10 years for a maintenance check-up (probably only the give
it a good cleaning).
The TAF-Q has 5 line inputs, 2 sets of switchable loudspeaker connectors
and 1 headphone output (at the back).
The TAF-Q is built to last a lifetime (see 'warranty').
This is achieved by implementing the unique thermo sifon cooling
principle. Using this principle, the ventilation increases as
the temperature rises but without any moving parts within the
amplifier. This, in combination with the poorly heat conducting terrazzo
casing (against which the large, 3 part heatsinks are connected),
guarantee that those parts which work best when warm (mosfets) keep
their necessary temperature (in high bias) and that the rest of the
electronics (mainly capacitors) remain cool.
Weight: 35 kg.
The TAF-Q can be switched in a high bias mode (2 x 20 watt in Class A)
and in a low bias mode (2 x 3 watt Class A).
The temperature of the heatsinks:
in high bias mode: room temperature + ca 27°C (e.g.
roomtemperature = 20°C + 27°C= 47°C (temperature cooling ribs).
in low bias mode: roomtemperature + ca 3°C.