ART SLA2 Power Amplifier

Brand:| Model: SLA2
The SLA-2 is a studio linear power amp that delivers 200 watts of clean, clear power per channel, and through the use of advanced design techniques is able to pack this performance inside a single rack space.
  • 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 560 watts bridged mono in a single rack space
  • Frequency response of 10 Hz to 40 kHz within 1dB
  • Toroidal transformer
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ART SLA2 Power Amplifier

The SLA-2 is a studio linear power amp that delivers 200 watts of clean, clear power per channel, and through the use of advanced design techniques is able to pack this performance inside a single rack space. One of the top features is ART’s SmartFan technology, which is used to supplement the amplifier's already effective passive cooling design. Oversized convection heat sinks located on each side of the SLA-2 silently direct heat flow outside the chassis. What makes the SmartFan “smart”? Its temperature-controlled variable speed keeps the amp quiet and cool while performing at lower output. SmartFan kicks in only when the amp’s heat load rises, creating an “on demand” cooling system in warmer environments.

The SLA-2 is rated at 200 watts RMS/channel @ 8 ohms (280 watts RMS/channel @ 4 ohms and 560 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. The SLA-2 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 13.5" D • Weight: 19.8 lbs.

Product Specifications
  • Power Output (RMS Per Channel @ 8 ohms)200 Watts
  • Output Channels2
  • Weight Range20 to 29 lbs.
ART SLA2 Power Amplifier
  • BrandART
  • ModelSLA2
  • Part Number245-861
  • UPC840402016359
  • Product CategoryPower Amplifiers - Live Sound
  • Unit of MeasureEA
  • Product Rating
    (5 Reviews)
  • Weight23 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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ART SLA2 Power Amplifier is rated 3.2 out of 5 by 5.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from fan noise for studio enviroment annoyingthis is a great amp for live installations etc...the fan is whisper quiet. put would you want someone whispering through the quiet passages of your recording.i rest my case.conclusion - great amp, shame about the fan.
Date published: 2009-02-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Sadly dissapointedI'm not sure if I have a bad unit, but I'm returning it. It does sound good but doesn't deliver the power at all. And the protection circuitry of one channel kicks in way before the other channel. I have other amps rated for much less power that do a better job. I knew I should have bought the QSC.
Date published: 2008-08-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very quiet, great sounding, ruggedART, (designed and sold through the venerable Yorkville company) makes this amp. That's what helped me decide to try one. I'm glad i did. It is superbly quiet, suitable for studio monitoring. If you want a compact amp for powering a small PA or instrument system, it is certainly a good choice. I also like the fact that the fan doesn't come one unless it has to, in which case you don't notice the fan noise. (except maybe the "fans" in your audience)For ten bucks more, you can get the QSC GX3, which I also love. The GX3 amp is two rack spaces (instead of this petite single rack space) weighs about 5 pounds more and delivers an extra 100 watts per side. So if you need the extra power, don't mind the extra 5 lbs or the extra 1.75 inches, the QSC is a better choice for most live applications. Caveat: The GX series amps all seem to have a problem with noisy fans, and the fan is always on. So, if quiet operation is more important for your application, this ART SLA 2 is a better choice.I called QSC and they offered to swap out the fan for a quieter one. That's typical of the great service I have gotten from QSC in the past. In this case though, I already had a super quiet whisper fan in the shop, so i swapped it and have had no problems since.ART SLA2: compact, great sound, 20 lbs 200 watts per side, quieter fan.QSC GX3: two rack spaces, superb sound, 25 lbs, 300 watts per side, noisy fan unless you replace it.Both companies make reliable amps and have good service. Hopefully, you can use my experience to make the best decision for your application.Both amps are a great value for the price range.For home-stereo or studio apps, I favor the Art.For live PA or instrument rigs where extra power is always needed and a little fan noise isn't much of an issue, the GX3 is a clear winner.
Date published: 2008-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great amp at a good priceThe SLA 2 is very powerful and bullet proof for its size. I use them in professional installations for courtrooms and conference rooms.
Date published: 2007-10-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from excellent amp for home theatrethis amp is small, high power, and less then $300. perfect for large home and studio speakers, or mid-sized pro speakers. does get a little warm (as expected for compact size), and i find the gain controls a little loose. also i'm either blind or there is no ground lift button. great amp, huge power, sounds amazing.
Date published: 2007-09-04
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