Soundcraftsmen MA5002A

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Chi Town Hustler

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Soundcraftsmen MA5002A
« on: 7 Apr 2017, 02:00 am »
Tell me about this class H amp-is it good sounding for music listening? Need to drive some 4 ohm speakers!


Re: Soundcraftsmen MA5002A
« Reply #1 on: 7 Apr 2017, 11:44 am »
I had the non-commercial version, the A5002 which has 250WRMS per channel and if I recall correctly, had connections for 2 sets of speakers. With 4 ohms, you would have around 500WRMS per channel....

Pretty good amp, but getting very old....
« Last Edit: 7 Apr 2017, 03:22 pm by Wayner »

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Re: Soundcraftsmen MA5002A
« Reply #2 on: 7 Apr 2017, 12:14 pm »
I purchased one new back in the day.
I needed an amp to drive the brutal low impedance and low efficiency ribbon speakers I was building at that time.
The amp performed flawlessly and sounded great.
I also hooked it up to the SoundLab A3 electrostatic speakers I had at the time.
While my OTL's had better transparency, the Soundcraftsman drove them much better with better punch and bass response.
You will have no problems driving 4 ohm speakers.

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Re: Soundcraftsmen MA5002A
« Reply #3 on: 7 Apr 2017, 01:06 pm »
I still have one of their H class amps.  Not the quietest, but it certainly can drive bass, and can do so on low loads.  They sell for next to nothing (I've seen their 205 w/c go for $100 here at AC), and seem to last forever.  Mine stays in the closet as a backup.