Boulder's massive 3060 monoblock

Boulder Amplifiers, Inc., introduced its new Model 3060 Stereo balanced, class-A amplifier ($114,000), a huge, 900Wpc, solid-state amplifier that weighs 450 lbs! Sitting nearby was the company's flagship monoblock, the silver 3060 ($205,000/pair), a class-A 1500W power amplifier shown in my photograph. A large cylindrical tube, containing 4 large mineral-potted toroidal power transformers, runs down the inside middle of the chassis. This is said to dampen any transformer-induced vibration. The mono amplifier uses 120 high-temperature rated bipolar transistors and 48, 160V, high-temperature rated, 4700µuF electrolytic capacitors for energy storage. Large circuit boards slide into frames at the top of the chassis, each board containing hundreds of discrete parts. With a pair of these amplifiers weighing 440 lbs, Boulder does not want this amplifier to require service, and its build quality signifies that.

rockoqatsi's picture

That's one of God's testicles. Dreamy... @_@

MVBC's picture

Well at least the built quality is worthy of the asking price...

corrective_unconscious's picture

That looks like something you'd send into outer space, except it's too heavy....

And think, that money could go for four Magico equipment racks instead. The consumer choice here is clear...sorry Boulder.

Malcolm02's picture

Now all I need is the world's most inefficient speaker ...