Operational Specifications for the Black AMP
1 – Output Drive
The Black AMP is a current mode amplification process. Instead of the typical artificial ‘zero’ impedance output of feedback based amplifiers, the Black Amp output is high impedance. This is a current source driving the headphone transducer in a more ‘natural’ process, the result of no global or stage feedback.
2 – Noise
Signal to noise is over 115 dB (weighted, that is 60 Hz limited) from a 2 volt RMS output. Noise is one of the important factors that limits resolution and the details needed for a true soundscape. The Black AMP’s unique clarity and resolution is rooted in noise between the spectral elements of the musical signal.
3 – Distortion
4 – Square Waves
Square-waves reveal both stability and bandwidth issues. Without resorting to using feedback, the Black AMP is flat and stable out to a megahertz assuring no interactions and odd-harmonic artifacts to reduce resolution and musicality. In technical terms, the Black Amp behaves flawlessly through and past the audio band.