Performer m1000

Our powerhouse mono-block.

With the power of 1000 W this amplifier controls every loudspeaker effortlessly. Thanks to VOLTAiR technology it is fast, direct and highly efficient with an outstanding sound.

Individual design

The Performer m1000 can be equipped with a black, red or silver decorative panel that are included in the scope of delivery. This gives you a choice of three colour variants for your chosen basic colour.

The decorative panels adhere with the help of a strong neodymium magnet. No tools are therefore required for changing them.

Better safe than sorry

The Performer m1000 has a protection circuit against DC voltage and a limiter against output overload.

If direct current (DC) is detected, the output stage switches off automatically and the Protect LED lights up red.

To protect the output against overdriving, an LDR limiter (light-dependent resistor) is used. Since it works optically, the audio quality is not affected. The Protect LED lights up yellow when the limiter responds.

"What can you say? A power amplifier that is also attractive on the outside, strong as an ox and absolutely stable, and which also sounds extremely natural. ... If we were to give out school grades, it would mean a straight A.“

Holger Biermann

The Performer m1000 has been selected by the LowBeats editors as their reference power amplifier.

As one calls into the forest,

so it echoes out.

This saying inspired us to send the input signal out again in order to drive another power amplifier in bi-amping mode.

Trim to fit

With reference to the m1000, “fit” means adapted. And you can adapt the input sensitivity in 0.5 dB steps. From 0 dB to -5.5 dB.

This is the much more audiophile solution for acoustically problematic rooms or loudspeaker set-ups than the panorama potentiometer of the preamplifier.

In addition, the difference in loudness of loudspeakers can be elegantly compensated in bi-amping mode.

"Surprisingly, these powerhouses act incredibly smooth and fluid even at low volumes. The Performers offer superb craftsmanship and outrageously rich sound for the money."

Dirk Sommer
HiFi Statement

Plus & Minus

The loudspeaker binding posts can accommodate banana plugs as well as a stranded wire with a diameter of up to 4mm.

For bi-wiring operation, both types of connection can be used together.

No loudspeaker with less than 2 ohms impedance may be connected.


The power amplifier can be switched on and off using the AMP CTL connection between the Performer m1000 and a preamplifier such as the Director Mk2 or the Crossover.

To do this, connect the 3.5 mm jack sockets with a cable with 3.5 mm mono or stereo jack plugs.

Third-party preamps can also switch the Performer m1000 on and off with a 12 V trigger.

Keep cool

Inside the Performer m1000, six fans usually do nothing at all, because 90% of the heat is passively dissipated via massive heat sinks.


Should it nevertheless become really loud for a really long time, the processor-controlled fans remain virtually inaudible at only 19 dB (A).

The VOLTAiR Technology

What exactly is that?

And what does it do?

Good questions need good answers. And that’s what the 120V video gives you.

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VOLTAiR is that good

In the lab, we pitted Phonitor xe against the best audio measurement system and found that Audio Precision could not measure VOLTAiR technology.
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This video guides you step by step through Performer m1000.
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And in this video we introduce you to the entire Professional Fidelity Series.​


Stereo Times

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Replacement of defective fuses for 115V
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Replacement of defective fuses for 230V
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Changing the mains voltage from 115V to 230V
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Changing the mains voltage from 230V to 115V


Analog Input & Thru: XLR (balanced)

Input gain (max)
32.5 dBu
Input impedance (THRU not connected)
Common mode rejection (THRU not connected)
-82 dBu
Input sensitivity
12.5 dBu

Loudspeaker Output: Binding posts with ø4mm cable hole (screwable) and banana plug

Output power (RMS, 2 Ω)
1000 W
Harmonic distortion (1 kHz, 2 Ω)
< 0.08 %
Output power (RMS, 4 Ω)
750 W
Harmonic distortion (1 kHz, 4 Ω)
< 0.05 %
Output power (RMS, 8 Ω)
420 W
Harmonic distortion (1 kHz, 8 Ω)
< 0.03 %
Output power (peak to peak)
180 V
Output voltage (RMS)
64.6 V
Output impedance (20 Hz – 20 kHz)
< 0.031 Ω
Amplification gain
26 dB
Damping factor (1 kHz, 8 Ohm)
> 280
Frequency range (-3dB)
10 Hz – 80 kHz
Noise (A-weighted)
-123 dB

Internal Linear Power Supply with Shielded Toroidal Transformer

Toroidal transformer
1375 VA
Operating voltage (Input stage)
+/- 60 V
Operating voltage (power stage)
+/- 91 V
Operating voltage for relays, LEDs, AMP CTL
+ 12 V

Mains Power Supply

Mains voltage (selectable, see fuse chamber)
230 V AC / 50; 115 V AC / 60 Hz
Fuse 230 V
T 6.3 A
Fuse 115 V
T 12 A
Power consumption
max. 1375 VA
Idle power consumption
50 W
Stand-by power consumption
< 0.3 W

Dimensions & Weight

W x H x D (width x height incl. feet x depth)
278 x 205 x 375 mm
11 x 8 x 14.8 inch
Unit weight
24.8 kg
54.7 lbs
Shipping weight
29.3 kg
64.6 lbs

Referenz: 0 dBu = 0,775V. Technische Änderungen vorbehalten.

Slimmer is smarter


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What does it actually mean …

In Stock!

The product is in stock in our warehouse in Niederkrüchten, Germany, and will be shipped the same or next working day.

We process the orders after receipt of the order and update the stock in the online shop regularly. If the product is no longer available at short notice due to high order volume, you naturally have the right to withdraw from the purchase (see Right of Withdrawal).

In any case, you will receive an e-mail with details of the delivery and the estimated delivery time.

Available soon!

The product is not in stock in our warehouse in Niederkrüchten, Germany. Usually it will be available again within 5 working days.

In any case, you will receive an e-mail with the details of the delivery and the estimated delivery time.

Of course you have the right to withdraw from your purchase (see Right of Withdrawal).

Product Condition


Brand-new product from the current product portfolio.


Demo, exhibit or return item.
In original packaging, incl. manuals and full warranty.
Only slight to no signs of use.


Demo, exhibit or return item.
In original packaging, incl. manuals and legal warranty.
In some cases clear signs of use, which are documented in photos.


"New Old Stock"
After discontinuation of a product still available new products with full warranty.