PS Audio Stellar S300 stereo power amplifier
The PS Audio Stellar S300 stereo power amplifier is a dual mono power amplifier capable of effortlessly driving demanding loudspeaker loads to concert levels. It combines the best of two worlds: ultra linear, high-current, Class D technology for the output stage; a discrete, Class A MOSFET based Analog Cell for the all-important input stage. The S300’s rich, warm, and engaging sonic character comes from the Analog Cell. It’s powerful, authoritative control over the loudspeaker stems from its high current, ultra-low impedance Class D output stage.
From the deepest bass to the warmest, sweetest highs, the Stellar S300 makes any loudspeaker sing and is our most affordable stereo power amplifier ever.
Breathe new life into your loudspeakers with the Stellar S300, a full-sized, affordable stereo power amplifier that honors the music and controls your loudspeakers better than you ever imagined possible. The S300 combines the slam, linearity, and toe-tapping pacing of a Class D output stage with the warmth, grace, and rich inner detail of Stellar’s Class A Analog Cell. The results are nothing short of ground breaking. Liberate a wealth of untapped energy trapped in your media library. Plumb music’s subterranean depths and finally hear the bass your speakers were capable of. Revel in rich layers of fine, full detail. Marvel at the deep, extraordinary, wall-to-wall soundstage. Effortless. Lush. Stellar.
The connection between preamplifier and power amplifier is critical, for it is at this junction where most essential musical details are easily lost. Nothing in the design of a power amplifier is more important than its input stage when preserving music’s finest nuances. In the S300, a unique topology, called the Analog Cell, has been employed to preserve the rich details found in music. The Analog Cell is the heart of the S300’s musicality, where rich overlaid layers of music’s inner details are preserved even in the most complex orchestral crescendos. The Analog Cell is a proprietary, fully differential, zero feedback, discrete, Class A MOSFET circuit, hand-tuned to capture the smallest micro dynamics without sacrificing the loudest macro dynamics music has to offer. The Analog Cell makes all the difference.
The Stellar S300 is a dual mono design. This means that each channel has its own, separate power supply. Each of the two channels is a complete and independent power supply and power amplification stage, based on a modern Class D ICE module, designed in Denmark. Class D output stages provide near-perfect linearity, low distortion, and high efficiency. Because Class D amplifiers require an output filter to remove their switching noise, they do not have frequency extremes into the many hundreds of thousands of Hertz. Depending on their design, modern Class D amplifiers, like the type used in Stellar, extend high frequencies to about 50kHz. Human hearing limitations are 20kHz, though most listeners rarely have hearing exceeding half that. The S300 provides excellent frequency extremes, low distortion, high efficiency, high damping factor, and a powerful output of 300 watts per channel into the most common loudspeaker loads of 4Ω.
The perfect choice for just about any loudspeaker, the S300 slips into any system, surprising and delighting even the most discriminating Audiophile. Rated at 140 watts per channel into 8Ω and 300 watts per channel into 4Ω, the S300 has plenty of horsepower for even the most demanding loudspeakers. Your musical library will open up in ways you might not have thought possible, revealing nuance and detail covered up by traditional amplifiers.
STEREO POWER AMPLIFIER
DUAL MONO WITH SEPARATE POWER SUPPLIES
POWERFUL MOSFET OUTPUT STAGE
RCA SINGLE-ENDED INPUT
XLR “TRUE” BALANCED INPUT
140 WATTS PER CHANNEL 8Ω
300 WATTS PER CHANNEL 4Ω
VERY LITTLE HEAT PRODUCTION
< 0.1% THD 20Hz – 20kHz AT RATED POWER
DAMPING FACTOR > 550
FRONT PANEL STANDBY BUTTON
DUAL, COPPER, PLATED, OUTPUT BINDING POSTS
INPUT 12 VOLT TRIGGER
Specifications – S300 Amplifier
Stellar S300 Stereo Amplifier
|Unit Weight||13 lbs [5.9 kg]|
|Unit Dimensions||17”W x 3”H x 12”D (13″D w/connectors)|
|Shipping Weight||16.5 lbs [7.5 kg]|
|Shipping Dimensions||22”W x 8”H x 17”D|
|Mains Power Inputs||IEC C14|
|Idle Power Consumption||13W|
|Audio Inputs||RCA (Unbalanced)
|Speaker Outputs||Copper base nickel plated binding posts (2 pair per channel)|
|DC Trigger Input||3.5mm 5-15VDC|
|Warranty||3 years parts and labor|
|Sensitivity for rated output power||1.01V|
|Noise||1kHz@300 Watts < -100dB|
|Input impedance||Unbalanced 50KΩ
|Output Impedance||50Hz, 2.8VRMS <0.007Ω|
|Damping factor||50Hz. 2.8VRMS
|Frequency Response||2.8VRMS into 4Ω
10Hz – 20KHz +/- 0.5dB
10Hz – 50KHz +0.1/-3.0dB
|10-50KHz, 1W/4Ω||< 0.05% (90kHz BW)|
|1KHz, 37.5W/4Ω||< 0.01%|
|Both channels driven 120vac mains, 1kHz, 1% THD|
|2Ω||Stable for musical transients|