Great sound is the heart of home theater. Soaring Audio amplifiers deliver thrilling sound effects while also allowing you to hear every word. Unlike some amps whose performance degrades as they use more power, Soaring amps remain destortion free even at full power. Design Features show a few of the many areas that contribute to the overall performance.
The Soaring Audio design team has been
working on amplifier designs for decades. In 2004 they exhibited their SLC-A300 at CES. Two reviewers rated them "Best of the Show."
The SLC-A300 is a great performing amp that has the added benefit of the patented Signal Loss Compensator SLC circuit. This circuit is especially useful in DVD surround sound which has low bit rates in the surround channels. It also makes low bit rate MP3s sound better than they should.
With the advent of blu-ray and then 4K, studios started delivering higher bit rate surround channels. Dealers asked if we cound make an amp without the SLC processing. The Phoenix amps use the underlying SLC-A300 amplifier without the SLC circuit. The Phoenix also has circuit mods that dealers requested for enhanced home theater performance. The Phoenix Mono was in response to those who wanted even more power.
All Soaring Audio amplifiers are fun to listen to because they have the following:
Extremely wide and deep sweet spot. Ideal for
home theater seating.
High current output: floor pounding bass with
super dynamic mids and highs.
Fast slew rate: no smearing of harmonic detail.
You will hear details in your favorite recordings that have been hidden
Massive heat sinks eliminating the need for a fan.
Careful attention to phase response
at all frequencies. It is faithful to the original.
Power supply ripple so low that you’ll think
the amplifier is off when the source is muted.
Soaring Audio Home Theater Stereo Amplifiers
Great sound comes from
paying attention to every detail.
ground: Extra clearances and premium
parts are used so a third wire ground is not needed. This eliminates
the possibility of ground loops, making the background quieter and
Faithful reproduction of loud bass notes
requires high current. The SLC-A300 has a large enough power supply so
the bass is never compromised. (Warning: Cone speakers lose
their flexibility with age. The powerful bass may tear older speaker
resistors are precision 1%. This
lowers noise, increases reliability, and eliminates any significant
difference between amplifiers.
Heavy duty 14 gauge
power cord: A large power cord is
necessary to achieve the maximum possible performance at the highest playing
UL listedfor UL6500 audio/video apparatus -
US and international (C/N 46CT). The unit has gone through the UL
testing process and all critical components meet the required safety
standards. Each unit is tested at 1500 volts AC for one minute.
speakers superbly including exotic speakers with difficult crossovers, such as ribbon and
electrostats. Frequency response flat to ten times above and below the
limit of human hearing.
The heart of all the Signal Loss Compensator
products is the patented analog image enhancement. SLC provides:
Acoustic Restoration: smooths out digital grit.
Digital to Analog converters send out a voltage that is read from a CD or
DVD at 44,100 or 48,000 voltage samples each second. The SLC “smooths
across” these discontinuities and gives the impression of having a higher
sampling rate. In surround sound it brings out details that are lost
because of the compression in 5.1 formats.
Enhanced imaging: left and right enhanced outputs
combine to form a solid phantom center channel that is wide and deep.
Dynamic detailing: increases the perceptual
dynamic range, at any output level.
In video images, the apparent sharpness of a picture can be increased by
employing a technique called edge enhancement. The impression to the human
eye is that the focus has been sharpened and more detail is visible. In an
analogous way, by adding a tiny emphasis to certain details in the
waveform, the impression to the human ear is that the details of the sound
stage are more clearly perceived.