PROFESSIONAL FIDELITY

Performer s800

Stereo Power Amplifier

This small completely analog stereo power amplifier shows everyone that size does not necessarily have anything to do with greatness.

With a power amplification of 2 x 285 W (4 Ω) [2 x 185 W (8 Ω)] or 1x 450 W (8 Ω, Bridge Mode), this amplifier easily controls any loudspeaker. Thanks to VOLTAiR technology, it is fast, precise and highly efficient with outstanding sound.

Better safe than sorry

The Performer s800 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 s800 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 s800 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.

"Dynamically, the Performer s800 hangs excellently on the gas, shows itself to be very confident and tidy, and maintains its clean, unstrained midrange/treble reproduction even at higher levels. The razor-sharp focus in terms of spatial imaging is also impressive.

Holger Biermann
LowBeats

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 Performer s800, “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.

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

"The Performer s8oo is the first power amplifier from SPL - and it's hard to believe when you experience it. Neutral and unobtrusive, subtle as well as dynamic, it reproduces music with captivating openness and ease. It doesn't exaggerate and yet it is able to provide a deep insight into space and sound colours".

Dirk Sommer
HiFi Statement

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 and in bi-wiring mode even both connection types can be used together.

However, we do not recommend connecting a speaker with less than 4 ohms impedance.

Bridge

You can turn the two power amplifier channels into one power amplifier by connecting only the two plus pole terminals to the loudspeaker. This allows 450W into 8 Ohm in mono operation mode.

Bridge

You can turn the two power amplifier channels into one power amplifier by connecting only the two plus pole terminals to the loudspeaker. This allows 450W into 8 Ohm in mono operation mode.

Trigger me

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

To do this, connect the 3.5 mm phone jacks to a cable with 3.5 mm mono or stereo phone plugs. It is not recommended to connect devices from third parties to the AMP CTL jack of the Performer s800.

Use only SPL Professional Fidelity series preamplifier for amplifier control. Never connect other devices to the AMP CTL jack.

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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This video leads you step by step through the Performer s800.
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In this video we introduce you to the entire Professional Fidelity Series.

Reviews

HiFi-Stars
Professional Audio
Recording Magazin
mobilefidelity
LowBeats
Hifistatement
Bonedo
hifi.nl
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

Specifications

Analog Input & Thru: XLR (balanced)

Input impedance (THRU not connected)
20
Common mode rejection (THRU not connected)
-82 dB
Input sensitivity
6 dBu

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

Output power (RMS, 4 Ω)
2 x 285 W
Output power (RMS, 8 Ω)
2 x 185 W
Harmonic distortion (1 kHz, 8 Ω)
< 0.03 %
Output power (RMS, 8 Ω, Bridge Mode)
450 W
Harmonic distortion (1 kHz, 8 Ω, Bridge Mode)
< 0.011 %
Output voltage (peak to peak)
74 V
Output voltage (peak to peak, Bridge Mode)
180 V
Output voltage (RMS)
35 V
Output voltage (RMS, Bridge Mode)
86 V
Output impedance (20 Hz – 20 kHz)
< 0.031 Ω
Output impedance (20 Hz – 20 kHz, Bridge Mode)
< 0.043 Ω
Amplification gain
26 dB
Amplification gain (Bridge Mode)
32 dB
Damping factor (1 kHz, 8 Ohm)
> 300
Damping factor (1 kHz, 8 Ohm, Bridge Mode)
> 190
Frequency range (-3dB)
10 Hz – 80 kHz
Noise (A-weighted)
-123 dBu

Internal Linear Power Supply with Shielded Toroidal Transformer

Toroidal transformer
875 VA
Operating voltage (Input stage)
+/- 60 V
Operating voltage (power stage)
+/- 60 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 4 A
Fuse 115 V
T 8 A
Power consumption
max. 875 VA
Idle power consumption
40 W
Stand-by power consumption
< 0.3 W

Dimensions & Weight

W x H x D (width x height incl. feet x depth)
278 x 100 x 342 mm
11 x 4 x 13.5 inch
Unit weight
12.8 kg
28.2 lbs
Shipping weight
14 kg
30.9 lbs

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

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.

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

A-Stock

Brand-new product from the current product portfolio.

B-Stock

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

C-Stock

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.

NOS

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

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