PROFESSIONAL FIDELITY

Performer s1200

The powerful stereo amplifier

This impressive stereo power amplifier leads even the most demanding speakers to soundscapes beyond your expectations. With a power amplification of 2 x 520 W (4 Ω) [2 x 550 W (2 Ω); 2 x 300 W (8 Ω)], this completely analog amplifier easily controls any loudspeaker.

Thanks to the VOLTAiR technology the performance of the s1200 is detail-rich, vivid, honest and plain simply beautiful.

Individual design

In addition to the choice of the basic color black, red or silver, there are three more options for each to customize the Performer s1200 to individual design preferences with the black, red and silver decorative panels included in the scope of delivery.

The decorative panels adhere with the help of a strong neodymium magnet. No tools are required to exchange them.

Better safe than sorry

The Performer s1200 has a protection circuit against DC voltage and against overheating. If direct current (DC) is detected, the output stage switches off automatically and the Protect LED lights up red.

To protect the s1200 against the unlikely event of overheating, a temperature sensor at the heatsinks continously monitors the temperature of the device. The TEMP LED lights up yellow when the Performer s1200 is getting too hot. 

As a result of this the output stage is switched off and the fans run on high-speed until the device has cooled down.

Freedom of choice

The Performer s1200 features a stereo pair of XLR and RCA inputs. This makes it compatible with all preamps on the market without the use of adapters. The stereo input can be selected via the Input Select switch on the rear panel.

Trim to fit

With reference to the Performer s1200, “fit” means adapted. 

You can adapt the input sensitivity in 0.5 dB steps from 0 dB to -5.5 dB. In contrast to a panorama potentiometer in a preamplifier, this trim switch is the more audiophile solution. The optimal operating range of the loudspeakers and preamplifier can be perfectly adjusted this way.

Power to the speakers

The loudspeaker binding posts can accommodate banana plugs as well as a stranded wire with a diameter of up to 4 mm. Thus, any common type of speaker cable can be used. However, we do not recommend connecting a speaker with less than 2 ohms impedance.

Trigger me

The standby mode of the power amplifier can be switched on and off using the AMP CTL connection between a preamplifier such as the Director Mk2.

To do this, connect the 3.5 mm phone jacks with a cable with 3.5 mm mono or stereo jack plugs. Thanks to its 12 V trigger input, third party preamps can also switch the Performer s1200’s standby mode on and off.

A class of its own

Conventional solid-state power amplifiers tend to operate in a critical range of the built-in components – this results in unpleasant harmonical artifacts. Tube power amplifiers also distort at their limit but their characteristical behaviour softens this roughness and harshness.

Non the less this is a falsified representation of the sound image. Thanks to VOLTAiR Technology, the Performer s1200 can process much higher levels without even coming near to a critical range. All components constantly operate in the optimal range. The result is a very pleasant, natural and relaxed sound experience. Enjoy your music in every detail and without any listening fatigue.

Full power

The Performer s1200 features individual amplification stages for voltage and power amplification, which ensures a perfect operating of the class-AB amplifier circuit.

Thanks to each stage’s own negative feedback path, it is ruled out that feedbacks from the loudspeaker are interacting with the input stage – this way the SPL VOLTAiR Technology can play out its full performance.

Keep cool

Inside the Performer s1200, 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).

During power-up, the fans of the Performer s1200 briefly rotate at a higher speed to remove dust of themselves and surrounding components.

Sounds good!

With all devices of the Professional Fidelity series we develop not only according to plan, but also by ear. All important components are installed on the circuit boards using THT technology. This way we can ensure that we can use the best sounding components.

Home is where the heart is

That’s why we manufacture all SPL devices in our own production facility in Niederkrüchten on the Lower Rhine, Germany.

The VOLTAiR Technology

What exactly is that?

And what does it do?

Good questions need good answers.

And that’s what the 120V technology (VOLTAiR) 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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Other Power Amplifiers and Crossovers of the Professional Fidelity Series.

Performer m1000
Performer m1000
Mono Power Amplifier
Performer s800
Performer s800
Stereo Power Amplifier
Crossover
Crossover
Active analog 2-way crossover

Other products of the Professional Fidelity Series.

Phonitor xe
Phonitor xe
Headphone Amplifier
Phonitor x
Phonitor x
Headphone Amplifier and Preamplifier
Phonitor se
Phonitor se
Headphone Amplifier
Director Mk2
Director Mk2
Preamplifier with DA converter
Elector
Elector
Analog Preamplifier
Phonitor x
Phonitor x
Headphone Amplifier and Preamplifier
Phonos
Phonos
RIAA Phono Preamplifier
Manual
Anleitung
Quickstart
Play Video
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

Specifications

Analog Inputs: XLR (balanced), RCA (unbalanced)

Input impedance
20
Input trimming
0 dB to -5.5 dB in 0.5 dB steps
Input sensitivity
10,5 dBu

Loudspeaker Outputs: Binding posts with 4 mm ø cable hole (screwable) and banana plug

Output power (RMS, 2 Ω)
2 x 550 W
Harmonic distortion (1 kHz, 2 Ω)
< 0,09 %
Output power (RMS, 4 Ω)
2 x 520 W
Harmonic distortion (1 kHz, 4 Ω)
< 0,09 %
Output power (RMS, 8 Ω)
2 x 300 W
Harmonic distortion (1 kHz, 8 Ω)
< 0,04 %
Output voltage (Peak-to-Peak)
160 V
Output voltage (RMS)
54,6 V
Output impedance (20 Hz – 20 kHz)
< 0,031 Ω
Frequency range (-3dB)
10 Hz – 80 kHz
Amplification gain
26 dB
Damping factor (1 kHz, 8 Ω)
> 290
Noise (A-weighted)
-123 dB

Internal Linear Power Supply with Shielded Toroidal Transformer

Toroidal transformer
1440 VA
Operating voltage (Input stage)
+/- 60 V
Operating voltage (power stage)
+/- 80 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 10 A
Power consumption
max. 1440 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
10.94 x 8.07 x 14.76 inch
Unit weight
25,1 kg
55,3 lbs
Shipping weight
29,1 kg
64,2 lbs

Reference: 0 dBu = 0,775V. All specifications are subject to change without notice.

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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.

Due to the current pandemic and the associated worldwide shortage of components, delivery times may be significantly delayed in some cases.

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).

Was bedeutet eigentlich …

Auf Lager!

Das Produkt ist in unserem Lager Niederkrüchten vorrätig und wird noch am selben oder nächsten Werktag versendet.

Wir arbeiten die Bestellungen nach Bestelleingang ab und aktualisieren den Bestand im Online-Shop regelmäßig. Falls das Produkt wegen hohem Bestellaufkommens kurzfristig nicht mehr verfügbar ist, hast du selbstverständlich das Recht, vom Kauf zurückzutreten (siehe Widerrufbelehrung).

In jeden Fall erhältst du eine E-Mail mit den Einzelheiten der Lieferung und der voraussichtlichen Lieferzeit.

Bald verfügbar!

Das Produkt ist in unserem Lager Niederkrüchten nicht vorrätig. Gewöhnlich ist es innerhalb von 5 Werktagen wieder verfügbar.

Aufgrund der aktuellen Pandemie und der damit verbundenen weltweiten Bauteileverknappung kann sich die Lieferzeit z.T. stark verzögern.

Auf jeden Fall erhältst du eine E-Mail mit den Einzelheiten der Lieferung und der voraussichtlichen Lieferzeit.

Selbstverständlich hast du das Recht, vom Kauf zurückzutreten (siehe Widerrufbelehrung).

Product Condition

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

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

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