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American Audio VLP300 Power Amplifier

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The American Audio VLP300 power amp delivers powerful performance with unmatched economy. Pumping out 150W RMS per channel at 4 ohms, 100W RMS per channel at 8 ohms, and 300W RMS mono at 8 ohms, the r... Click To Read More About This Product

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The American Audio VLP300 power amp delivers powerful performance with unmatched economy. Pumping out 150W RMS per channel at 4 ohms, 100W RMS per channel at 8 ohms, and 300W RMS mono at 8 ohms, the rackmountable American Audio VLP300 cranks out big wattage for the dollar. Frequency range is 20Hz-20kHz. TRS and XLR inputs, binding post, and Speakon outputs.

FEATURES

  • Output Power: 150W RMS Per Channel @ 4 Ohms, 1kHz, 0.1% THD / 100W RMS Per Channel @ 8 Ohms, 1kHz, 0.1% THD / (Bridge Mode, Mono)
  • 300W RMS @ 8 Ohms, 1K Hz, 1% THD
  • Total Harmonic Distortion: Less Than 0.1% (20Hz - 20kHz @ 8 Ohms)
  • Frequency response: (+/-01db, @rated output Power, 8 Ohms): 20Hz-20KHz
  • Slew Rate: 15V per usec
  • Damping Factor @ 8 ohm: 260
  • Impedance: 20 Ohms balanced / 10 Ohms unbalanced
  • Cooling system: 2 individual fans
  • High/low pass filter
  • Input sensitivity selector
  • Ground lift
SPECIFICATIONS
  • Dimensions: 13-1/4"L x 19"W x 1-3/4"H / (1-rack mount space)
  • Weight: 24 lbs.
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MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
1-YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY

A. American Audio® hereby warrants, to the original purchaser, American Audio® products to be free of manufacturing defects in material and workmanship for a period of 1 Year (365 days) from the date of purchase. This warranty shall be valid only if the product is purchased within the United States of America, including possessions and territories. It is the owner's responsibility to establish the date and place of purchase by acceptable evidence, at the time service is sought.

Products identified as a "Blem" or "Refurb" carry a 90-day warranty and are otherwise subject to the terms and conditions stated above.
B. For warranty service, send the product only to the American Audio® factory. All shipping charges must be prepaid. If the requested repairs or service (including parts replacement) are within the terms of this warranty, American Audio® will pay return shipping charges only to a designated point within the United States. If the entire instrument is sent, it must be shipped in its original package. No accessories should be shipped with the product. If any accessories are shipped with the product, American Audio® shall have no liability whatsoever for loss of or damage to any such accessories, nor for the safe return thereof.

C. This warranty is void if the serial number has been altered or removed; if the product is modified in any manner which American Audio® concludes, after inspection, affects the reliability of the product; if the product has been repaired or serviced by anyone other than the American Audio® factory unless prior written authorization was issued to purchaser by American Audio®; if the product is damaged because not properly maintained as set forth in the instruction manual.

D. This is not a service contract, and this warranty does not include maintenance, cleaning or periodic checkup. During the period specified above, American Audio® will replace defective parts at its expense, and will absorb all expenses for warranty service and repair labor by reason of defects in material or workmanship. The sole responsibility of American Audio® under this warranty shall be limited to the repair of the product, or replacement thereof, including parts, at the sole discretion of American Audio®. All products covered by this warranty were manufactured after January 1, 1990, and bear identifying marks to that effect.

E. American Audio® reserves the right to make changes in design and/or improvements upon its products without any obligation to include these changes in any products theretofore manufactured.

F. No warranty, whether expressed or implied, is given or made with respect to any accessory supplied with products described above. Except to the extent prohibited by applicable law, all implied warranties made by American Audio® in connection with this product, including warranties of merchantability or fitness, are limited in duration to the warranty period set forth above. And no warranties, whether expressed or implied, including warranties of merchantability or fitness, shall apply to this product after said period has expired. The consumer's and or Dealer's sole remedy shall be such repair or replacement as is expressly provided above; and under no circumstances shall American Audio® be liable for any loss or damage, direct or consequential, arising out of the use of, or inability to use, this product.

G. This warranty is the only written warranty applicable to American Audio® Products and supersedes all prior warranties and written descriptions of warranty terms and conditions heretofore published.


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American AudioVLP300 Power Amplifier
 
4.2

(based on 10 reviews)

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It is what it is.

Don't expect this power amp to compete with a 1000 watt crown. For what it is and how much it cost I don't think it can be beat. It's great for monitors for live...Read complete review

Don't expect this power amp to compete with a 1000 watt crown. For what it is and how much it cost I don't think it can be beat. It's great for monitors for live sound or power a studio monitoring system. I use it it in bridge mode to feed a 4x10 bass cab. It is pure clean sound. Just a bit of hiss. can't hear it even at low volumes. Don't shy away from American audio, it's cool.

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VLP300

This amp shutdown the second time I used it to drive a pair of mid's. I'd suggest invest your money in a higher end piece of equipment.

This amp shutdown the second time I used it to drive a pair of mid's. I'd suggest invest your money in a higher end piece of equipment.

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(102 of 114 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

It is what it is.

By Mike Gee

from Catonsville, MD

Comments about American Audio VLP300 Power Amplifier:

Don't expect this power amp to compete with a 1000 watt crown. For what it is and how much it cost I don't think it can be beat. It's great for monitors for live sound or power a studio monitoring system. I use it it in bridge mode to feed a 4x10 bass cab. It is pure clean sound. Just a bit of hiss. can't hear it even at low volumes. Don't shy away from American audio, it's cool.

(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This amp is really something

By saltmiser

from Walnutport, PA

Comments about American Audio VLP300 Power Amplifier:

I have these old 3 ways I needed a new amp for; they're 100 watts @ 8 ohms each so I figured this amp would go good with them. The front panel is nice to read; you have LEDs that tell you how loud it all is. The volume knobs click to each position; which is cool to help keep the volume knobs in sync. The manual is good too. There is only one switch that isn't described; the sensitivity switch. If your output is sounding overloaded; I found putting this switch to a higher voltage helps. The filter switches are nice too; if suddenly your bass is sounding distorted you can just flip it into hi pass. Or if you need to power subs; switch it to low pass. Beware though; there are no 1/4 inch outputs like a lot of speakers seem to use. I maxed this amp for 2-3 hours straight; the temp didn't get too hot and the sound stayed clean. As for hissing; you have to max a channel out in order to faintly hear any. The metal frame seems very sturdy as well. So overall this amp is pretty amazing and I feel I'm going to have it for a long time. Be sure to check out the PDF manual on this page before you buy.

(8 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Monitor Amp

By pal m.

from Los Angeles, CA

Comments about American Audio VLP300 Power Amplifier:

I have an older non-powered KRK monitors that I have not used in years. The American Audio VLP 300 was the perfect match for my monitors. This Amp is very quite and is built like a tank, although it is not going to leave my studio. Great Amp for it's price. You won't be dissapointed.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

amazed

By ron

from madison,wi

Comments about American Audio VLP300 Power Amplifier:

this is a well constructed amp im impressed tested in my shop seems very good. nothing cheap on the outside.. is heavy. playing out this weekend will know more then. shipped in a nice double carton box....much more then I thought I would get for the money....ron

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Premium quality amp

By Craig

from Turner, ME

Comments about American Audio VLP300 Power Amplifier:

For the money this amp is a solid purchase. Strong construction, lots of options for three stages of voltage regulation, full range and hi or low pass cutting as well as options for some of the latest connectoons including xlr, quarter inch inputs and banana, quarter inch or twist lock connections. It has a slight audible signal to noise degredation at high levels, but makes up for it in stability of sheer power!

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Nice Amp

By JD

from Greenville, SC

Comments about American Audio VLP300 Power Amplifier:

I have this bridged and running 1 monitor. Sounds great. Plenty of power. Didnt clip all night even with 2-3 people screaming in the mics. You couldn't run a set of mains from this amp but for a 1 monitor application it works perfectly. Built pretty solid too. This was my first amp from American Audio and I'm pleased with their product, especially for the price. I'd buy another.

(3 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

VLP300

By Dj Mark Money

from Lansing,MI

Comments about American Audio VLP300 Power Amplifier:

This amp shutdown the second time I used it to drive a pair of mid's. I'd suggest invest your money in a higher end piece of equipment.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Price A Lot Of Power

By Stephan Sanchez

from Fort Worth/ Nacogdoches Texas

Comments about American Audio VLP300 Power Amplifier:

So had this Amp for a good month, it has a great amount of power. Im running the output through speaker wire using banana plugs. The other output uses (Speakon) Cables which are recommended if you are running long distance to your speakers. If not, speaker wire is fine, 16 Gauge wire is good, but 12 is recommended for minimal loss of power. The uses for it are (PA) and Vocals, for your band. It pushes 300W Max and Bridge Mono, and 150W at Stereo. Make sure your speakers can take that amount, if not than you risk blowing out your speakers. The lEDs on the front give great indication if you start to peak out from your sound source. If have the money than but it. I use it for my studio in my Dorm Room but, it is home studio friendly. Good Practice AMP, Good for Studio Use, Live (Maybe if running Mono Bridge with 300W Speakers.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Does great at exactly what it is

By Dj Nozz

from Sterling IL

Comments about American Audio VLP300 Power Amplifier:

Does exactly what its suppose to, used it for about a year on off every day, works great have never had a problem

 
5.0

Great amp at a great price.

By SixStringSlinger

from Costa Mesa, CA

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Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable
  • Powerful

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    Comments about American Audio VLP300 Power Amplifier:

    We are weekend warrior musicians, haha! We perform a variety of indoor and outdoor venues. I use this amp along with a Peavy xo pushing four Bose B-1(2/side, stereo), thereby running 4ohms(max power). I mic the guitars, drums and run the bass direct in and route all these from my board. The instruments lows are cut from the mains, but boosted to the subs for a good balanced fidelity for the audience. So far for outdoor gigs and small to medium indoor gigs this amp fits the bill.

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