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ZL-200 Solid-State Monoblock Amplifier

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  • ZL-200 is an idealist, minimalist and non-compromise design with meticulous attention to detail in parts selection, layout, and construction, designed and built by Masataka Tsuda in Nagano, Japan, home for many precision mechanical, electronic and optical products.
  • We have achieved simplest possible circuitry with minimum number of components, with Four pairs of output MOS-FET’s per monoblock in BTL configuration with no overall NFB, achieving 180 watts @ 8 ohms.
  • It is a state-of-the-art power amplifier. Sonically pure and transparent.
  • Revealing, yet involving. Transcending the traditional boundaries of vacuum tube and solid state designs.
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  • The unique sound of the ZL-200 is aptly described by Mr. Harry Pearson: "These monoblocks are the first solid-state amps I've heard that sound like a tubed unit, and by that I mean a very good tubed unit, on the order of say, the best conrad-johnson amp (vide, the ART III) but lacking the golden glow of the CJ sound, thus rather more uncolored than most, if not all, of the transistorized competition."
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  • -Specifications-
  • Inputs: RCA only
  • Input Impedance: 47KΩ
  • Input Sensitivity: 2V for Rated Power
  • Power Output: 180W / 8Ω; 260W / 4Ω
  • Frequency Response: 0.5Hz to 30KHz (±0dB); 0.5Hz to 100KHz (-0.8dB) @0.125W
  • Voltage Gain: 20dB
  • Power Reqiremants: (100VAC / 50~60Hz), 110-120VAC / 60Hz, (220-230VAC / 50Hz), (240VAC / 50Hz)
  • Power Consumption: 240W (Operation) / 120VAC
  • Dimensions: 450mm (W) X 180mm (H) X 480mm (D)
  • Net Weight: approx. 35KG per monoblock
  • Price: Please ask a dealer

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"2012 TAS Editor’s Choice Award from Harry Pearson"
Concert Fidelity's flagship monoblock power amplifier, the ZL-200, received The Absolute Sound 2012 Editor's Choice Award from none other than Mr. Harry Pearson (TAS Issue 221, March 2012). We are extremely pleased and honored this designation by Mr. Pearson, the founder of TAS and one of the most respected reviewers in the world today.

In Memory of Harry Pearson

hp - コピー.pngI am deeply saddened and at a loss of words at the news of Harry Pearson's sudden passing. It has been 38 years since I first put my hands on The Absolute Sound. Although he had never taught me in person, in my mind he was a great teacher and I learned so much about audio as an art of reproduction from his publications. If it weren't for him I wouldn't have set my foot into the audio industry. In that sense I owe everything to him. I was fortunate to have an opportunity to visit Sea Cliff in 2009. Listening to his impeccably set-up system--which included the components I designed and built--I was able to understand, for the first time, what the high-end audio reproduction is in the true sense. I felt tremendous honor, and at the same time, I realized I had much more to learn from him. He was generous, jovial, encouraging, and he always had that mischievous twinkle in his eyes. Together with the memory of this visit, I will treasure for the rest of my life the very first issue of TAS he presented to me. His philosophy, principles and techniques regarding music reproduction will continue to guide me in my own quest for the absolute sound. He may be gone, but his legacy will certainly live on in the hearts and minds of thousands of audiophiles and hundreds of high-end audio designers and engineers.



Thank you, Harry, for all that you have given us. May you rest in peace.

Masataka Tsuda