|4th September 2009, 01:37 PM||#12|
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Scottish Borders
if the KSA150 is a two channel ClassA amplifier, then Rocket has seriously underestimated the transformer VA rating required to power the output stages.
3.25A per supply lead for a two channel amplifier requires a continuous DC current of 6.5Adc from the PSU.
The minimum AC rating of the transformer must be at least double this i.e. Irms >=13Aac.
However, this will run the transformer at maximum temperature and will reduce it's life/reliability considerably. The exception here is if the transformer is designed for low regulation rather than to maximum temperature. I think Krell specified some/all of their transformers for low regulation, making temperature much less of an issue.
I would recommend doubling this again for continuous duty i.e. 26Aac for a two channel ClassA amplifier biased to 3.25Adc/channel. This will be BIG, HEAVY and EXPENSIVE.
Let's hope the KSA150 is a ClassAB amplifier.
regards Andrew T.
Last edited by AndrewT; 4th September 2009 at 01:40 PM.
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