HomeProductsAbout UsPhotosDiscontinued modelsReviewsContact UseShopHistoryServiceTestimonials
Karan Acoustics Benelux importer since 1999
Products
 KA I180Mk2  Fully balanced integrated amplifier. 2x180W (8 Ohm) in class A + remote
 KA S180Mk2  Fully balanced dual mono power amplifier. 2x180W (8 Ohm) in class A
 KA S400  Fully balanced dual mono power amplifier. 2x400W (8 Ohm) in class A
 KA S600  Fully balanced dual mono power amplifier. 2x600W (8 Ohm) in class A
 KA M900  Fully balanced mono power amplifier. 2x900W (8 Ohm) in class A
 KA M2000  Fully balanced mono power amplifier. 2x2000W (8 Ohm) in class A
 KA Ph1  Fully balanced phono preamplifier
 KA L Mk3  Fully balanced line preamplifier in class A with remote
 KA L ReferenceMk3  Fully balanced reference preamplifier in class A with external      powersupply + remote
 Phono Stage Mk3  fully balanced Phono preamplifier in class A for KA L Reference
 Upgrade Line Modules  4 pieces
 KA Ph Reference  Dual mono phono preamplifier with external power supply
 Upgrade Line-Phono Modules  8 pieces
 KA LF 2  Improved special current filter, up to 25A input voltage independent
 KA LS  Reference loudspeaker cable FLAT L= 2 x 3 m - terminated
 KA XLR  Reference interconnect cable FLAT L= 2 x 1m - terminated  Neutrik XLR
 KA RCA  Reference interconnect cable FLAT L= 2 x 1m - terminated  WBT- RCA
 KA PF  Power cord - FLAT (3x3.3mm) L=1,5m
 KA PFF  Power cord - FLAT (3x6,6mm) L=1,5m
 

 closer specifications table:                              
 KA I180Mk2
 Fully balanced integrated amplifier. 2x180W (8 Ohm) in class A + remote
 


 
 
 * Fully balanced topology
 * Channel separated power supplies from a 630 VA toroidal power transformer, 80.000 micro       Farad filter bank and four stages of stabilization.

 * Frequency response DC-300kHZ +0, -3 dB
 * Signal to noise ratio better than -112 dB
 * Intermodulation distorsion less than 0,03% at rated power into 8 Ohms
 * REC OUT may be used for Home Theater bypass
 * Total gain is 28 dB ,
 * Gain of the preamplifier section is 6 dB
 * Pink noise min RMS Power 180/300W into 8/4 Ohms ( not recomended for loads under  3           Ohms )

 * Dimensions 500x90x340 mm ( 19,7x3,6x13,4 inch ) WxHxD
 * Shipping wooden crate dimensions 640x460x250mm WxDxH
 * Net weight 19 kg
 * Shipping weight in wooden crate 27 kg


 KA S180Mk2  
 Fully balanced dual mono power amplifier. 2x180W (8 Ohm) in class A



 









* Channel separated power supplies from a 680 VA toroidal transformer, 80.000 micro  Farad filter bank and four stages of stabilisation

 * Frequency response DC - 300kHz +0, -3 dB
 * Signal to noise ratio better than -112 dB
 * Intermodulation distorsion less than 0,03% at rated power into 8 Ohms
 * Gain is 28 dB
 * Pink noise min RMS Power 180/300W into 8/4 Ohms ( not recomended for loads under 3          Ohms )
 * Input impedance 30 kilo Ohm
 * Dimensions 500x90x340 mm ( 19,7x3,6x13,4 inch ) WxHxD
 * Shipping wooden crate dimensions 640x460x250mm WxDxH
 * Net weight 18 kg
 * Shipping weight in wooden crate 29 kg


 KA S400  
Fully balanced dual mono power amplifier. 2x400W (8 Ohm) in class A


 
 * Fully balanced topology
 * Channel separated power supplies from a two 1200 VA toroidal power transformers
 * 132.000 mikroF filter bank and four stages of stabilization
 * Frequency response DC-300kHz +0,-3dB
 * Signal to Noise ratio better than -112 dB
 * Intermodulation distortion less than 0.03% at rated power into 8 Ohms
 * Pink noise min RMS Power 420/720 W into 8/4 Ohms
 * Dimensions 500x235x450 mm (19,7x9,25x13,4 inch) WxHxD
 * Net weight 54 kg
 * Input impedance 30 kilo Ohm on RCA as well as XLR inputs
 * Gain is 28 dB
 * phase is not reversed when using RCA inputs
 * Wooden crate shipping dimensions 566x380x636 mm WxHxD  , 65 kg

 
 KA S600  
 Fully balanced dual mono power amplifier. 2x600W (8 Ohm) in class A



 * Fully balanced topology
 * Channel separated power supplies from a two 1500 VA toroidal power transformer
 * 132.000 mikroF filter bank and four stages of stabilization
 * Frequency response DC-300kHz +0,-3dB
 * Signal to Noise ratio better than -112 dB
 * Intermodulation distortion less than 0.03% at rated power into 8 Ohms
 * Pink noise min RMS Power 600/1000 W into 8/4 Ohms
 * Gain is 28 dB
 * Input impedance 30 kilo Ohm
 * Idle power consumption 300VA ( 2 x 150VA )
 * Front to back feet distance ( center to center ) 450 mm
 * Dimensions 500x235x590 mm (19,7x9,25x23,2 inch) WxHxD
 * Wooden crate shipping dimensions 640x375x665 mm WxHxD
 * Net weight 90 kg

 
 KA M900
 Fully balanced mono power amplifier. 2x900W (8 Ohm) in class A

 * fully balanced topology
 * channel separated power supplies with two 1200 VA toroidal power transformers,
   132.000 μF filter bank and four stages of stabilization
 * frequency response DC-300kHz +0,-3dB
 * Gain is 28 dB
 * S/N ratio better than -112 dB
 * Intermodulation distortion less than 0.03% at rated power into 8 Ohms
 * Pink noise min RMS Power 900/1500 W into 8/4 Ohms
 * XLR pins layout:
   PIN1 GND PIN2 + (hot) PIN3 – (cold)
   RCA + (hot) referenced to XLR PIN2 + (hot)
 * Units total signal polarity is noninverting!
 * Dimensions 500x235x450 mm (19,7x3,6x13,4 inch) WxHxD
 * Net weight 54 kg

 KA M2000  
 Fully balanced mono power amplifier. 2x2000W (8 Ohm) in class A




 * Fully balanced topology
 * Channel separated power supplies from a two 1500 VA toroidal power transformer
 * 132.000 mikroF filter bank and four stages of stabilization
 * Frequency response DC-300kHz +0,-3dB
 * Signal to Noise ratio better than -112 dB
 * Intermodulation distortion less than 0.03% at rated power into 8 Ohms
 * Pink noise min RMS Power 2000/3600 W into 8/4 Ohms
 * Input impedance 30 kilo Ohm
 * Gain is 28 dB
 * Idle power consumption 600VA ( 4 x 150VA )
 * Front to back feet distance ( center to center ) 450 mm
 * Dimensions 500x235x590 mm (19,7x9,25x23,2 inch) WxHxD
 * Wooden crate shipping dimensions 640x375x665 mm WxHxD
 * Net weight 90 kg


 KA Ph2 Mk3  
 Fully balanced topology phono preamplifier

 * fully balanced topology
 * power supply with four levels of stabilization per channel
 * 2 toroidal transformers. Each channel has its own transformer
 * frequency response DC-300kHz +0,-3dB
 * RIAA MM/MC: + - 0.1 dB
 * S/N ratio better than: -90dB(phono MM), -81dB(phono MC)
 * Output level: 12V Eff / 0,6 Ohms
 * Intermodulation distortion less than 0.006%
 * Dimensions 500x110x360 mm WxHxD,
 * Net weight 9 kg

 KA L Mk3  
 Fully balanced line preamplifier in class A with remote



 * Four-gang, balanced ALPS attenuator
 * Power supply with four levels of stabilisation per channel
 * 3 toroidal transformers, one per audio channel and third for digital and control circuits
 * Frequency response DC-300 kHz +0, -3 dB
 * Signal to noise ratio better than -118 dB ( line )
 * Output level 15 Volts effective at 0,6 Ohms
 * Intermodulation distorsion less than 0,006%
 * Total gain via XLR input 6dB


 * XLR pinout:  PIN1 GND PIN2 + (hot) PIN3 – (cold)

 * RCA + (hot) referenced to XLR PIN2 + (hot)

 

 * Units total signal polarity is non-inverting!

 * Dimensions 500x110x360mm  WxHxD
 * Net weight 15 kg
 * Shipping wooden crate dimensions 636x466x246 mm WxDxH


 KA L ReferenceMk3  
 Fully balanced reference preamplifier in class A with external power supply + remote
 

 * Fully balanced topology
 
 * Four-gang-balanced attenuator with 64 positions, using highest quality vacuum relays  and fixed value 0.1% tolerance metal film resistors

 
 * Power supply in separate case, with four levels of stabilization per channel
 
 * 3 toroidal transformers. Each channel has own transformer. Third transformer supply digital and control circuits.

 
 * Frequency response DC-300kHz +0,-3dB
 
 * RIAA MM/MC: + - 0.1 dB
 
 * S/N ratio better than: -118 dB(line), -90dB(phono MM), -81dB(phono MC)
 
 * Output level: 15V Eff / 0,6 Ohms
 * Intermodulation distortion less than 0.006%
 * Input impedance on both RCA and XLR inputs is 30 kiloOhms
 * It is recommended that source output impedance is as low as possible, up to 300 Ohms
 * Output impedance unloaded under 9 Ohms, under load 0,6 Ohms, linear at all frequencies, as     there are no condensers in signal path.
 
 * Dimensions 500x110x360 mm W x H x D, each case
 * Net weight 21 kg

 * Shipping dimensions 466x636x246 mm D x W x H , each case
 * Shipping weight 44 kg ( each case weigh 22 kgs )

 
 Phono Stage Mk3  Fully balanced Phono preamplifier in class A for KA L Reference
 Upgrade Line Modules  4 pieces
 KA Ph Reference  
 
* fully balanced topology
 
 * power supply with four levels of stabilization per channel
 
 * 3 toroidal transformers. every channel has it’s own transformer.
 
     third transformer is for control circuits.
 
 * frequency response dc-300khz +0,-3db
 
 * RIAA  mm/mc: +/- 0.1 db
 
 * EMI  mm/mc: +/- 0.2 db
 
 * DECCA mm/mc: +/- 0.2 db
 
 * COLUMBIA mm/mc: +/- 0.2 db
 
 * TELDEC mm/mc: +/- 0.2 db
 
 * s/n ratio better than: -90db (phono mm), -81db(phono mc)
 
 * output level: 12v eff
 
 * intermodulation distortion less than 0.006%
 
 * dimensions 500 x 110 x 360 mm w x h x d, each enclosure
 * net weight 22kg, each enclosure

 Upgrade Line-Phono Modules  8 pieces
 KA LF 2  Improved special current filter, up to 25A input voltage independent
 KA LS  Reference loudspeaker cable FLAT L= 2 x 3 m - terminated
 KA XLR  Reference interconnect cable FLAT L= 2 x 1m - terminated  Neutrik XLR
 KA RCA  Reference interconnect cable FLAT L= 2 x 1m - terminated  WBT- RCA
 KA PF  Power cord - FLAT (3x3.3mm) L=1,5m
 KA PFF  Power cord - FLAT (3x6,6mm) L=1,5m
 
NOTES:

Custom-made, ring type transformers with low inductance are enabling faster energy discharge by means of having triple twisted secondary conductors instead of a single wire.

Power bank condensers are custom made in leading German factory, as per Milan Karan’s own specs. Their extremely fast discharge rate is achieved partially by decreasing capacitors own inductance.

 

Electronic circuits are fully balanced, wide-band and extremely fast.

 

Components are capable of processing signals up to 20 MHz, properly handling prime tones and their harmonics as well.

 

An extremely efficient power consumption is achieved by applying real-time, analogue sliding-bias with 20% more current at the output than strictly needed for any given input signal level, ensuring more than enough power at all times, tough without overheating.

 

Offset voltages are controlled with DC servo circuits

 

Karan amplifiers are fully DC coupled, there are no condensers in the signal path, meaning true linearity - without condensers which would act as filters, influencing both frequency and phase responses. 

 

Minimizing phase shift results in perfect positioning, especially in the increased depth and overall resolution of the soundstage, while keeping the natural timbres intact as well.

HomeProductsAbout UsPhotosDiscontinued modelsReviewsContact UseShopHistoryServiceTestimonials