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ART SLA1 Power Amplifier

Brand:| Model: SLA1
Overview
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.
Highlights
  • Low noise and distortion
  • Combines efficient convection cooling with SmartFan design
  • Perfect for professional, project, and home studios
  • Rugged enough for live sound
  • Up to 260 watts bridged mono in a single rack space
  • Frequency response of 10 Hz to 40 kHz within 1dB
  • Toroidal transformer
Part # 
245-860
Weight: 18 lbs.  
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ART SLA1 Power Amplifier

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 better than 100dB below clipping, and has an input impedance of 22k ohm unbalanced (44k ohm balanced). It features XLR and 1/4" inputs, ground lift switch, and Power, Clip, Signal, and Protect LEDs. 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, and is an excellent complement to all brands of compact near-field monitors.

Specifications: • Dimensions: 1.75" H x 19" W x 9.5" D. • Weight: 13.2 lbs.



Product Specifications
  • Power Output (RMS Per Channel @ 8 ohms)100 Watts
  • Output Channels2
  • Weight Range10 to 19 lbs.
ART SLA1 Power Amplifier
  • BrandART
  • ModelSLA1
  • Part Number245-860
  • UPC840402011729
  • Product CategoryAmplifiers - Live Sound
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (10 Reviews)
  • Weight18 lbs.
  • California Prop 65

    Warning: California residents only. Please note per Proposition 65 that this product may contain chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.

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Reviews

ART SLA1 Power Amplifier
ART SLA1 Power Amplifier is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Compact is GoodThese are heavy and may not be the best for road use, after all, it's called a studio amp. With careful handling I use them in a portable PA rack and for bi-amped speakers. The fan gets noisy under load because of the small size, so that could be a problem for some. This new one has a nice feature that was not there ten years ago; the gain knobs retract and can be covered with included faceplate to reduce tampering. The sound is great as should be expected for analog circuits.
Date published: 2013-05-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Noisy FanThe SLA1 has been my go to 1U amp for years, but too many times customers have said, "What's that noise?" when the amp turns on and the noisy fan starts to spin. This fan would work great if music is playing somewhat loudly, but if the amp is located in a quiet studio, the fan asserts itself. Combined with the obnoxiously bright power LED that has persisted in this design for quite some time, and I am looking for a new amp.
Date published: 2013-01-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Did Not Perform to ExpectationsI was looking for an affordable single RU amp to drive my studio monitors, something that was quiet and delivered adequate power. The paperwork is the most minimal I have seen with any product, but installation was no problem. The first thing you notice when you turn the unit on is the extremely annoying blue LED. The second thing I noticed was the loud cooling fan, which is unacceptable in a studio rack, unless the rack is in another room. And lastly, the reason for returning the unit, was a buzzing noise coming from channel 1. I ended up going with the Behringer A500, even though it is a 2U, due to the lack of a cooling fan and good reviews. I have already installed the A500 and am much happier.
Date published: 2012-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another satisfied userClear sound, no audible noise to the speakers, and the fan is whisper quiet.Yes, that blue LED is really bright, even through the smoked glass door of my rack.
Date published: 2011-10-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Power Amp 1 RUI have this amp mounted in a SKB short rack with my Digitech GSP 1101. I use it to drive 2 8 ohm Guitar Speaker cabs with Eminence Texas Heats that I built myself. It is quite loud but at the same time does not color the tone at all. The GSP comes shining through and the amp models are great through this amp. I have had mine for a little over a year and had not trouble with it. My biggest complaint is that the only outputs are banana connectors which I hate because the connections occasionally come loose. The other issue is that it is just short enough to fit in the short SKB rack leaving little or no room to reach around it.I've noticed with mine that when you first power it on, the fan bearing makes a little bit of noise until the unit warms up. After that, it is pretty much silent running. I don't hear any extraneous noise coming from the amp itself. I like this amp personally. It was given to me as a gift and I have had good luck with it.
Date published: 2010-02-26
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not sure yet...Just returned my Art SLA1 -- it had a faint buzz/hum in the left channel. And it's really faint...but there. My old Sony receiver made less noise so I hope it's just a fluke. I asked for an exchange, so we'll see how it goes.
Date published: 2009-01-19

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