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American Audio has unleashed the VX Professional Amplifier Series — three astounding and affordable power amps that boast a stunning away of features previously out of reach of budget-conscious audiophiles. Designed for installations, DJs and bands, the series includes models VX 1000, VX 1500, and VX 2500 — which feature 1100W, 1500W and 2800W RMX respectively at 4 ohms bridged mono. Constructed for the highest reliability and sound performance, with premium features like built-in dynamic sound processing circuitry, the VX amps deliver an extraordinary audio quality that may have consumers not believing their ears — and their price will certainly have consumers disbelieving their eyes! The smallest model VX1000 sells for less than $300 "on the street" ($299.99 MAP), while the VX 1500 goes for under $400 ($399.99 MAP), and the big daddy VX 2500 for under $600.00 ($599.99 MAP). "We are proud to present a brand-new generation of power amplifiers that offer outstanding professional grade performance and features at price points that DJs, bands and small clubs can afford," said Tom Freret, American Audio's National Sales Manager. "Too often up-and-coming or working class musicians and DJs have to 'settle,' or a club owner with a big vision but a modest budget has to compromise. We were inspired to give these professionals all the power they deserve with the features they want. For example, the VX amps' dynamic sound circuitry significantly improves the dynamic range and quality of sound." Another premium feature on all three models is a bright, multifunctional LCD display, which gives users a full overview of functions and settings such as Temperature, Working Mode and Protection Mode. Since the "Mode" buttons are on the front of the unit, and you can view which mode you're in on the LCD screen, the user does not have to touch the back of the amp to change modes. Everything can be done from the front of the unit — a convenience not commonly found on most amplifiers. Another user-convenience on the VX Series is that, in default mode, the LCD screen informs you of the temperature of each side of the amp. All three VX models also feature a Comprehensive Protection System (CPS) with Auto Shut Down, which protects the amplifier from damage by switching off in the event of an overload, high temperature or short circuit. Yet another value-added feature on the VX series is a superior clip limiter that provides users with a broad palette of sonic possibilities. With a solid case design with 3mm steel, and back ears that can be mounted in a rack, the VX Series enables day-by-day use on the road as well as fixed installations in racks. Here is a closer look at the 3 models in the VX Amplifier Series: •The VX1000 has 1100W RMS per channel @ 4 ohms bridged mono. The unit is capable of stereo, parallel, or bridge modes. Output Power: 2 ohms, 1 khz 1% THD, 550W RMS per channel; 4 ohms, 1 khz 1% THD, 500W RMS per channel; 8 ohms, 1 khz 1% THD 330W RMS per channel. Bridged Mode, mono: 4 ohms, 1 khz 1% THD, 1100W RMS per channel; 8 ohms, 1 khz 1% THD, 1000W RMS per channel. Damping Factor: 300 (@ 8 ohms). The dimensions are height 3.5", width 19", depth, 16.5", and the VX1000 weighs only 40 pounds. It has a street price of only $299.99.
•The VX1500 has 1500W RMS per channel @ 4 ohms bridged mono. The unit is capable of stereo, parallel, or bridge modes. Output Power: 2 ohms, 1 khz 1% THD, 750W RMS per channel; 4 ohms, 1 khz 1% THD, 700W RMS per channel; 8 ohms, 1 khz 1% THD 450W RMS per channel. Bridged Mode, mono: 4 ohms, 1 khz 1% THD, 1500W RMS per channel; 8 ohms, 1 khz 1% THD, 1400W RMS per channel. Damping Factor: 300 (@ 8 ohms). The dimensions are height 3.5", width 19", depth, 16.5", and the VX1500 weighs 45 pounds. It has a street price of only $399.99.
•The VX2500 has 2500W RMS per channel @ 4 ohms bridged mono. The unit is capable of stereo, parallel, or bridge modes. Output Power: 2 ohms, 1 khz 1% THD, 1400W RMS per channel; 4 ohms, 1 khz 1% THD, 1200W RMS per channel; 8 ohms, 1 khz 1% THD 750W RMS per channel. Bridged Mode, mono: 4 ohms, 1 khz 1% THD, 2800W RMS per channel; 8 ohms, 1 khz 1% THD, 2400W RMS per channel. Damping Factor: 500 (@ 8 ohms). The dimensions are height 3.5", width 19", depth, 16.5", and the VX2500 weighs 52 pounds. It has a street price of only $599.99.
Other specifications common to all 3 models include:
  • The Frequency Response is ± 3dB, 1W RMS 8Ohms (20Hz-20kHz)
  • The Signal to Nose Ratio is less than 95 db, unweighted (@ 8 ohms full power)
  • The Input Sensitivity and Impedance is 1.0v rms (0dBv) (@ 4 ohms)
  • A 2-speed fan.
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