This new thread will be dedicated to a review of the PSS 600 audio amplifier.
The product is distributed in Australia by NET and is manufactured in France.
When the amplifier arrived, my first impression was this amp is heavy and opening the carton revealed a well packaged product.(15 kg)
The amplifier is supplied with a quality printed manual detailing the main specifications and product features.
This model, the PSS 600 has a gain of 31 db with an input sensitivity of 1 volt, input impedance of 20k ohms, damping factor of >250 (8 ohms), distortion @1000 hz less than 0.009% and is rated at 300 watts @4 ohms, and 150 watts @8 ohms.
The chassis has a solid feel, its made of powder coated pressed steel, the front panel is designed for rack mounting and has handles to assist installation.
On the front panel is a large power switch, independent level attenuators for each channel and a row of LED's indicators ,4 red, 2 yellow, 2 blue to show the status of the amplifier.
The rear panel is populated with professional Neutrik XLR balanced inputs and Speakon output sockets.
The ventilation system is unique.
Central within the chassis is a fan which draws air in from the front and rear of the amplifier over a special aluminium extrusion containing the MJ15024 Bipolar T03 output devices.
The fan does make some background noise but this is unlikely to be a concern in a professional environment.
Taking off the top cover shows this amplifier is all about quality and precision.
The components and the manner of assembly are of a very high standard not normally found in domestic HiFi equipment. The twin power transformers are very large and the power supply has ample supply filtration.
These images give some indication of the PSS 600.
My impression is this amplifier has evolved over a long period and shows great attention to detail in its design and construction. The PSS600 solidly made and has a unique quality that can only be found in products made in Europe.