Soaring Audio products allow you to hear deeper into the rest of your audio system. You will hear things on your favorite CDs and movies that have remained hidden for years. It is like hearing a piece for the first time.
"I've watched 'Shrek' dozens of times with my kids. I never before heard the chain being dragged by the dragon."
Comment from CES staff member after watching an SLC-A300 demo.
The heart of all the SLC 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.
Typical Specifications - SLC-A300
Load Impedance: Rated for 3 to 16 ohms in Stereo mode
Output Power per Channel:
150 watts at 4 ohms RMS
100 watts at 8 ohms RMS
Input Level: 1-4 volts RMS
Required AC Mains: 60Hz 120VAC
Watts: 6 plugged in
500 full power
Frequency Response: -3dB from 0.1 Hz to 300 kHz at 1 watt
Hum: typically over 120dB below peak output (Over a 100 times quieter than the noise floor of a CD.) See Fanatics Only Hum
Grounding: Double insulated.
Premium parts are used along with larger clearances, so a third wire ground is not needed. This eliminates the possibility of ground loops, making the background quieter and preventing hum.
UL Listed: Designed in accordance with UL6500 Audio/Video Apparatus - a more stringent worldwide standard