Alpine Ships KTA-200M Mono Power Pack Amplifier
Alpine Electronics has released to the market the KTA-200M Mono Power Pack Amplifier ($249.95). Using Alpine’s compact Power Pack design, the KTA-200M mounts behind the iLX-W650 7-inch Mech-Less A/V receiver to become the company’s newest PowerStack product, it says.
In 2018, Alpine introduced the KTA-450 4-Channel Power Pack Amplifier with PowerStack, enabling customers to easily add four channels of Dynamic Peak Power (D.P.P) to their iLX-W650 without the bulk of a traditional amplifier.
Through research, Alpine found that many of these customers dedicated their budget to upgrade their sound system with a subwoofer – an upgrade that provides the most audible impact – so they required an amplifier solution that provided an easy avenue to add more bass.
So, the company says, with the highest performance value on the market, the KTA-200M is perfect for the customer looking for a quick and easy bass upgrade. Its small footprint allows the amplifier to be mounted directly to the shallow chassis of the iLX-W650 for an easy, hideaway solution that provides the customer with a clear path to add bass to their sound system.
The KTA-200M features Alpine’s exclusive Dynamic Peak Power (D.P.P.) technology that doubles in power during “dynamic” musical passages. D.P.P. adjusts the gain of the amplifier to produce 400 watts of D.P.P. power for clean bass, and then rolls back to 200 watts dynamically to maintain long-term efficiency. New to the Power Pack platform is the voltage-adapting circuit, which maintains maximum source level without clipping for powerful bass even at high volumes and dynamic musical passages.
The KTA-200M mounts directly behind Alpine’s iLX-W650 to create Alpine’s unique PowerStack application. The compact footprint of the amplifier (7-inches W x 1.5-inches H x 3.5-inches D) and the shallow chassis of the iLX-W650 (1.9-inches in depth) occupies the same depth as a traditional 2-DIN chassis, resulting in an easy, hideaway bass solution that adds more power to the sound system without taking up space. The simple attachment to the iLX-W650 allows the mobile electronics specialist to provide a total system package for the customer that simplifies the installation process, making it a cost-effective upgrade for the customer.
The KTA-200M has input capability to add the RUX-KNOB.2 Remote Bass Control Knob (sold separately). The remote bass knob controls the bass in the subwoofer by adjusting the gain on the amplifier for quick bass adjustments when needed.