Carvin's DCM200L power amp encorporates a new switching power supply delivering more power for the studio with less heat and no fan. With a push of the rear impedance button, you get 100w at 8 ohms or 4 ohms. High power, uncompromised sound and maximum reliability is at its best for both touring systems and fixed installations.
The DCM200L professional amp is designed utilizing Carvin's years of experience in power amp technology. The switchmode power supply not only takes the weight of this amp down to a mere 4 Lbs, but it also provides a full 100w per channel at 8 ohms! This amp is also compatible with 120/240v AC power so it can be used worldwide. It meets and exceeds every standard for professional amplification.
Carvin considers the sound of an amp equally important as its reliability. To insure pure, uncolored sound, we designed one of the fastest responding power amps on the market today. High slew rates deliver superb transient response. High frequencies are transparent and open—even at high levels. Linear feedback circuits reduce distortion to near the theoretical zero limit preventing any type of harshness which would lead to ear fatigue. The DCM200L amp delivers flat, transparent, unaltered sound—especially important to the studio user. These amps are designed to deliver non-stop, continuous power and are completely protected from heat and short circuits.
ULTRA RUGGED FOR TOURING
Every chassis is made from heavy-duty 16 gauge aluminum that is lightweight and prevents rust. All internal cabling is neatly tied and harnessed. Heavy-duty power switches, recessed knobs & machined aluminum front panels all give the DCM amps a "tank-like" ability to handle rough, touring transport.
LOSE THE WEIGHT...NOT THE PERFORMANCE
The DCM200L will use AC power efficiently with very little power wasted, this means it will function to its full capacity without using more AC power than necessary. This "green" efficiency is also a benefit when using the amp with a gas powered generator. Generators can vary in their ability to sustain a constant AC voltage, but a DCM200L will function without a problem on a small portable generator as it can function using 90-250VAC 50-60Hz. Switchmode power supplies are also known for reducing stray magnetic fields eliminating hum & noise. This is especially important for the recording industry.
The concert stage is the ultimate test of professional audio and for the last decade the DCM has made its mark serving top artists and concert venues night after night, year after year. The DCM is a proven American made workhorse backed by over 60 years of manufacturing excellence.
- Hi power 8 ohms switch - same power as 4 ohms
- EQ Expand switch designed for the studio
- Quiet - no fan
- LED indicators: power, clip, signal, protect, bridge
- Balanced XLR and 1/4" inputs
- 1/4" speaker output jacks
- Heavy-duty binding posts output (bridging)
- Rear switches: bridge, channel paralleling, ground lift
- Recessed knobs offer better protection against damage
- Each amp is Audio Precision™ tested, which includes a burn-in under full load
Stereo, both channels driven with REAR IMPEDANCE SWITCH "IN"
- 8Ω: 60/60 Watts
- 4Ω: 100/100 Watts
Minimum 4 ohms per channel
Stereo, both channels driven with REAR IMPEDANCE SWITCH "OUT"
- 8Ω: 100/100 Watts
- 4Ω: not used
Minimum 8 ohms per channel
BRIDGE MONO with REAR IMPEDANCE SWITCH "IN"
- 8Ω: 200 Watts
- 16Ω: 120 Watts
BRIDGE MONO with REAR IMPEDANCE SWITCH "OUT"
- 16Ω: 200 Watts
Peak Power: 300w (2 cycle pulse power)
- Frequency Response: +0/-5 dB 20 Hz - 20 kHz
- THD 20-20kHz < 0.5%, (8Ω typical) < 0.05%
- Output Topology: CLASS G
- Power Supply: Switchmode
- Damping Factor: >400
- Sensitivity (@ 8Ω): 1.4 Vrms
- Signal to Noise Ratio: Greater than 106 dB
- Input Impedance: >20K ohm balanced
- Soft-start power-ups
- Over-Current: protected
- Under-Voltage: protected
- Thermal: protected
- Shock-proof SMT construction
- FR4 fire retardant circuit boards
- Aluminum chassis
- AC generator friendly
- Fuse: 5 amps
- 1RU rackmount
- Dim: 19" (48cm) wide x 9" (22.9cm) deep x 1.75" (4.5cm) high
- Weight: 4 lbs (1.8 kg)
- Made in the USA
- 3 year warranty
Mike B. USA
"I use this amp along with a Digitech GSP1101 as a digital modeling guitar amp rig. All I can say is the amp is excellent! I love the fact that I can use different combinations of speaker impedances with this amp. The EQ Expand feature is awesome! It's lightweight, quiet, and has plenty of power for my needs. Right now I'm running two 2x12 speaker cabinets in stereo at 4 ohms each which gives me a total of 200 watts of power! Overall, I'm extremely happy with this amp and would recommend it to any guitarist looking to set up the same kind of rig as I did."
Bob Ingram Shreveport, LA.
"Too Cool!!! I was so impressed by this amp I ordered another one the next day! I play around 130-140 gigs a year, including every kind of job from solo to full band, every kind of venue from quiet happy hour solo and duo gigs to events in a 16,000 sq. ft. room and outside with hundreds of people there. I also have 2 DCM1000L's, a DCM2000L and 2 DCM2004L's. All my older (and much heavier amps) have now all been replaced with DCM-L series amps. They sound great, have all the right features, and they're super-reliable. Like I've said before: these new DCM-L series amps are the best deal in America today!"
Rex Bailey USA
"I expected this amp to be good for the price, but was stunned at the rich 3d imagery, clarity, accuracy and punch it provides. Great quality at any price. I actually like it better than any solid state reference amp I've owned, including QSC, Crown and Hafler. This is going to make a big improvement in my work in my small studio. Great design and features, fantastic deal! Thanks, Carvin!"