ART SLA1 Power Amplifier (2x100 Watts)

Ideal for powering your passive studio monitors, yet powerful enough to take the stage, the ART SLA1 makes a great addition to your rack.
The SLA-1 Studio Linear Amplifier is a robust yet compact power amplifier designed for studio and even live applications. It has been designed and engineered to provide clean, quiet power and excellent sound with ultra-low noise and distortion.

The SLA-1 is rated at 100 watts RMS/channel @ 8 ohms (130 watts RMS/channel @ 4 ohms and 260 watts/bridged Mono @ 8 ohms), with hum and noise >100dB, and has an input impedance of 22k ohm unbalanced (44k ohm balanced). It features a toroidal transformer, XLR & 1/4 in. inputs, ground lift switch, fan cooled design, power, clip, signal and protect LEDs, 1-rack unit spacing and a frequency response of 10 Hz to 40 kHz within 1dB.

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It also features an input sensitivity of 1V for rated power into 8 ohms, and silent SmartFan cooling and custom convection heat radiating fins. The SLA-1 is perfect for professional, project and home studios.

The SLA-1 is a powerful, compact amplifier, and its rugged, steel chassis is designed for years of durable and reliable use.

The SLA-1 features a three-year warranty.
- Bridged output power, 8 ohms: 260 watts RMS mono
- CMRR: >60dB (typical @1kHz)
- Dimensions: 1.75in H x 19.0in W x 9.5in D
- Frequency response: 10Hz to 40kHz, +/- .5dB
- Hum and noise: >100dB below clipping
- Input impedance: XLR: 44k ohms (bal) 1/4in: 22k ohms (unbal)
- Input sensitivity: 1V for full power output into 8 ohms
- Input/output connections: In: XLR (bal), 1/4 in. TRS (bal/unbal) Out: multi-way binding posts
- Power requirements: (USA) 120vac 60Hz 600 watts (max)
- Stereo output power, 4 ohms: 130 watts RMS per channel
- Stereo output power, 8 ohms: 100 watts RMS per channel
- Total harmonic distortion: <0.05% (typical)
- Transformer type: toroidal
- Weight: 13.2 lbs. (6.0kg.)

Output at 8 ohms stereo: 100 watts per channel
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 15.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 23 x 13 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): ART SLA1
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 585-436-2720
(29 ratings)
Submitted March 22, 2014 by Paul A in McKinney, TX
"ART SLA-1 Power Amp - live sound review"
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I use this amp in my main guitar rig in a combination pedalboard.rackmount system based around the Tech21 PSA 1.1 preamp. A lot of processing goes into this amp, zero noise, clean, reproduces what it sees. I run XLR line level into it after the signal is stepped up through a PreaSonus tube instrument preamp. I have zero bad issues with this amp, great value for the money. Studio quality, can hear the fan only when shutting down the rig mains. Problems others have may not be the amp but connection, cables, impedance, ground loop issues. I love it myself, would not hesitate to but ART power amps. Great product!!
Musical Background:
retired from live gig playing for the time, more studio work
Musical Style:
heavy progressive fusion ranging wide styles
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