Aragon 8008 power amplifier Specifications

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Description: Two-channel solid-state power amplifier. Rated power output: 200Wpc continuous into 8 ohms (23dBW), 400Wpc continuous into 4 ohms (23dBW). Rated full-power bandwidth: 5Hz-20kHz. S/N Ratio: >110dB, A-weighted. THD: 0.04%, 5Hz-20kHz, at full power into 8 ohms. Slew rate: >120V/µs. Damping factor: >450, equivalent to an output impedance below 0.018 ohms. Input impedance: 22k ohms. Input sensitivity: 1.68V for full output. Power consumption: 1500W.
Dimensions: 19" W by 6.6" H by 14.6" D. Weight: 67 lbs.
Serial number of sample reviewed: 067098.
Price: $1999 (balanced inputs add $500). Approximate number of dealers: 120.
Manufacturer: (1996) Mondial Designs Limited, Dobbs Ferry, NY. (2001) Mondial Division of Klipsch, 3502 Woodview Trace, Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46268. Tel: (866) 781-7284. Fax: (317) 860-9170. Web: www.klipsch.com/mondial .

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Aragon
Mondial Division of Klipsch
3502 Woodview Trace, Suite 200
Indianapolis, IN 46268
(866) 781-7284
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bengal_finch's picture

my father brought our aragon 8008BB on 1995 dec and still its running with no problem.

recently one year back i brought one MBL9007 amplifire and surprizingly aragon is very fast compare with MBL9007. simply DIO- holy driver plays well on aragon compare with mbl9007. but please note 9007 is 130w per channel 8ohm, where as argon BB pushing stagring 200w per channel. and honestly argon is a magnificent amplifire with ample of power, those who have this amplifire running till to date, please try cardas clear power beyond ac power cord, you will be amazed with its acuastic performance. trust me aragon have the guts to chase mbl 9007 sterio. but the sweetness and channel separetion of MBL9007 is uncomparable to aragon. i just want to mention my MBL9007 is in short of power, i am strongly planning to consider MBL9008A to replace my MBL9007, i belive MBL power amps performs well in sterio block than mono. 

about my speaker i am useing polkaudio tsi500, i know its a cheap speaker but i proved my self on audiotin its performs better than rtia of polk. i also have tsi400, played buy onkiyo reciver. our old speaker was Phase techknology pc 10.5. speaker cable is wireworld polaris, planning to upgrade to cardas clear speaker cable.

my pree is MLn0.326s and playing MBL9007 and aragon8008 amazingly, i am very happy with this ML pre, trust me its a good pree, my privious pree was RESTEK consence.

anyway aragon 8008BB is a amazing amp, those who came across this amp please have a audiotion, its worth a try. i always use my arogon bb on XLR mode.

Schurkey's picture

Too bad this article does not contain the "Manufacturer's Comments" that appeared in the print magazine.  Mondial provided a justification of the additional cost of the "Balanced" version of this amplifier, the 8008BB.  The BB uses two, separate 1.1kVA toroidial transformers rather than a single, dual-wound 2000VA transformer, twice the  power supply filter capacitance, and additional output transistors (four more per channel, two positive and two negative) in addition to adding the balanced XLR jacks.

While the power rating is identical, low-impedance drive capacity is improved in the BB over the already-fabulous ST.  In fact, the BB version uses higher-rated internal fuses than the ST: 10 amps per line rail instead of 8 amps .

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