Goldmund Mimesis 8 power amplifier Specifications

Sidebar 3: Specifications

Description: Solid-state stereo power amplifier. Rated power output: 125Wpc into 2 to 8 ohms (15–21dBW), 100Wpc into 1 and 16 ohms (11 & 23dBW), 250Wpc into 3 ohms (maximum) (19.7dBW), both channels driven. Maximum voltage swing: 45V peak, both channels driven. Maximum current swing: 30A peak, both channels driven. Transient Intermodulation Distortion (TID): less than 0.01% (–80dB) up to 25V output into 8 ohms. Total Harmonic Distortion (THD): less than 0.01% (–80dB) up to 25V output into 8 ohms. Frequency response: DC–100kHz, ±0.1dB; DC–400kHz, ±1dB; DC–800kHz, ±1dB (all up to rated power). Crosstalk: !w90dB, common ground. Input impedance: 50k ohms. Input sensitivity: 1.55V RMS for rated output. S/N ratio: better than 100dB, 20Hz–20kHz; better than 110dB, A-weighted. Risetime: less than 700ns. Slew rate: greater than 100V/µs. Damping factor/output impedance: not specified.
Dimensions: 19" (483mm) W by 6" (150mm) H by 21" (488mm) D including handles. Weight: 77 lbs (35kg).
Serial number of sample reviewed: 2007.
Price: $6400 (1991); no longer available (2011). Approximate number of dealers: 20.
Manufacturer: Goldmund S.A., 1110 Morges, Switzerland (1991); Goldmund International, 57 rue Grimaldi, 98000 Monaco (2011). US distributor: International Audio Technologies Ltd., Chantilly, VA 22021 (1991); Goldmund USA, 27 West 24th St., Suite 506, New York, NY 10010 (2011). Tel: (888) GOLD 001. Web:

Goldmund USA
27 West 24th St., Suite 506
New York, NY 10010
(888) GOLD 001

soulful.terrain's picture

Great article John.


It's no wonder that you always hear people saying, " Goldmund gear is amazing, but it's very component dependent".  The stuff works best with each other, which could be uber pricey to say the least.