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Anthem Statement P2 Black Stereo Power Amplifier Maximize

Anthem Statement P2 Black Stereo Power Amplifier

The Anthem Statement P2 Power Amplifier is a very large, very heavy (34kg) very powerful solid state high-end product that is very, very reasonably priced. It is designed and made in Canada, and not China.

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The production cost of this product is quite significant, but obviously parent company Paradigm has huge buying power and resources to ensure the product ticks all the boxes. The build quality and presentation is exeptional...and so is the sound.

The following is a basic run down on the main ideas that one will find in the P2. A demonstration though will amaze you. Even modest priced speakers ($4000 per pair) sound amazing. Yet, the same speakers on a $2500 Home Theatre Receiver sound, well OK! The P2 lives up to all the hype and even more. Come and hear just what it can do. Can't get over? Make sure you read the in-depth review by Jason Thorpe. Sure, he thinks its incredible - we would be mad to include it if he didn't - but seriously, he really gets into the nitty gritty. No, you don't need a degree or to be a techno head to get it. But, you'll want to get it - that is a P2 - after you've read his piece.

Edge-of-the-Art Multi-Mono Design

By design, the P2 power amplifier is a powerful independent “monoblock” amplifiers. Each channel is self-contained on its own glass-epoxy circuit board and heatsink and benefits from an independent power supply. Since there is no common audio path between channels there is a complete absence of crosstalk.

Frequency-response channel matching is superb. The musical picture is seamless and exquisitely detailed with a soundstage that is astonishingly transparent, cohesive and three dimensional.

Cascoded Complementary Feedback Input Stage

The P2 amplifiers benefit from Anthem proprietary input topology—a unique departure from the classical differential input stage. Eight low-noise bipolar input devices, hand-matched for superior balance, are configured in a complementary active-load cascoded feedback arrangement. Heat shrink tubing applied around each critical input pair ensures superior thermal tracking.

Designed to reduce distortion, this arrangement not only ensures exceptionally linear response, but also superior bandwidth and superb amplifier reliability.

Independant Power Supplies

P Series amplifiers are the cleanest, quietest amplifiers in the industry. Each amplifier channel features two separate and autonomous power supplies fed from separate transformer windings. The amplifiers are thus able to deliver stable, continuous power at maximum output, regardless of the number of channels being driven.

While some amplifiers tend to oscillate when driving lower impedance loads, the P2 and P5 remain perfectly stable under all conditions. If pushed into clipping, the proprietary anti-saturation tracking power supply circuit takes over to ensure a seamless recovery.

Since the use of a regulated power supply in the driver stage removes noise emitted by the bridge rectifier (often heard as an audible hum at 120Hz and its harmonics), the P2 achieves an utterly silent noise floor.

Massive Toroidal Power Supplies

Conservatively rated, in a low-profile design, these low-impedance toroidal power supplies—one per amplifier channel—make no sacrifices when it comes to delivering a continuous supply of pure, clean lownoise power. They are shaped to minimize hum while a sequence-controlled soft turnon significantly reduces power line transients and in-rush current during start up, thereby preventing accidental tripping of the circuit breakers.

Fourteen Bipolar Output Devices Per Channel

An amplifier’s ultimate performance is directly related to the number of high-quality, high-current devices used in the output stage. The greater the number of devices employed per channel, the greater the available power to deliver the crescendos in music and the thunder and explosions in movies. And the greater the amount of current that can be held in reserve.

While some manufacturers cut corners to save costs in this area, Anthem designers incorporated fourteen bipolar output devices per channel. This results in tremendous current held in reserve.

Hand Designed Circuit Boards

The two-layer military-spec (FR-4-rated) glass-epoxy circuit boards feature plated through-holes and 2-ounce copper traces, promoting excellent conductivity. Extensive use of power and groundplanes ensures exceptionally low noise and increased protection from stray electromagnetic energy— internally as well as externally from other devices.

No Fuse Design

P2 and P5 amplifiers are Direct-Connected to the power supply capacitor bank. This keeps output impedance remarkably low while making more power available to the amplifier. Even when driving lower- or compleximpedance loads, the result is audibly superior performance. If an output short circuit does occur, only the AC line breaker will trip—there are no fuses to replace.

The standby low-power supply is protected by self-resetting Positive Temperature coefficient thermistors (PTCs). Once the condition that tripped the PTC disappears, the circuit restores itself automatically.

Oversized Gold-Plated Binding Posts

The custom-designed binding posts are easy to use, ensure full power delivery at all times and facilitate large speaker cable connectors.

Three ON/OFF Power Options

P2 and P5 amplifiers can be powered On/Off three ways:

1. Manually, with the On/Off switch on the front panel.

2. Remotely, via the 12-volt trigger input on the rear panel.

3. Automatically, with our patented Auto-On/Off circuit. Auto-On turns the amplifier on when it senses an input signal and turns off 20 minutes after the input signal ends.

RCA And XLR True-Balanced Inputs™

A three-way switch on the amplifier’s rear panel offers an RCA input, a professional quality XLR balanced input and an attenuated XLR balanced connection (for preamplifiers that require it). Gold-plated female RCA jacks and gold-plated XLR balanced connections provide the highestquality input connections.

Oversize Aluminium Heatsinks

With more than 7,258cm2 of computer modeled heatsink (including large serrated fins) per channel, the P2 and P5 power amplifiers are superbly equipped to dissipate the heat generated by their high power levels. This, in turn, eliminates the need for noise-inducing cooling fans. A thermal sensor on each heatsink continuously monitors safe operating temperature.

Main Features & Specifications

  • Design: Two Channel Power Amplifier
  • Power Output: 
    • 2 x 325 Watts RMS @ 8 ohms.
    • 2 x 500 Watts RMS @ 4 ohms.
    • 2 x 625 Watts RMS @ 2 ohms.
  • Dual Mono Construction.
  • 2 x Separate Power Supplies.
  • Low-Impedance Drive Capability. 
  • THD 0.0007%. 
  • 14 bipolar output devices per channel. 
  • No fuse design. 
  • 3 on/off modes - auto/manual / trigger.
  • XLR Connections.
  • Weight: 34kg
  • Dimensions (WxHxD): 490 x 238 x 572mm

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Anthem Statement P2 Black Stereo Power Amplifier

Anthem Statement P2 Black Stereo Power Amplifier

The Anthem Statement P2 Power Amplifier is a very large, very heavy (34kg) very powerful solid state high-end product that is very, very reasonably priced. It is designed and made in Canada, and not China.

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