JEFF ROWLAND CAPRI S2 + MODEL 125
Preamplifier + power amplifier Jeff Rowland
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Preamplifier + power amplifier Jeff Rowland
JEFF ROWLAND CAPRI S2 Preamplifier
The Capri S2 features an impressive complement of standard input/output interfaces; greatly enhanced flexibility through its optional DAC card or phono option; and the Rowland trademark prismatic platinum faceplate beautifully integrated into a non-resonant chassis milled from a solid block of aluminum.
With an output impedance of only 80 Ohms balanced and 40 Ohms single ended, Capri S2 drives any amplifier with confidence. Whether serving a single-ended triode amplifier in a vinyl rig, or controlling a quartet of solid-state Rowland M525 monoblocks with a 192 kHz digital source, or at the nexus of a home theater setup, the Capri S2 preamplifier delivers the trademark Rowland musicality, resolution, and consistent authority.
Balanced preamplifier design housed inside a low profile, compact, ultra-low resonance, structurally rigid chassis that is precision-machined from solid blocks of aircraft grade 6061-T6 aluminum that is completely sealed for trouble-free operation and high RF and EMI isolation. Features an elegant front panel precision-machined and sculpted with a diamond tipped cutting tool.
Universal power supply
Low noise, high-current, dual regulated switch- mode auto sensing and auto ranging power supply provides Capri with optimum performance at any world-wide mains operating voltage.
All resistors are low noise, 0.1% thin-film type for extremely low thermal noise which complement the low-noise characteristics of the active circuitry.
Four-Layer Circuit Board
All circuitry is populated on one side of a 4 layer circuit board to allow for continuous, unbroken, low impedance ground and power supply distribution planes. Care was taken to minimize signal path lengths and components sizes.
Input transformer-Coupling and Isolation
Transformer coupled input circuitry provides universal component compatibility and virtually eliminate ground loop noise and RFI/EMI. Transformer coupling ensures identical preamplifier overall gain when using unbalanced input adapters. Other benefits include ground noise isolation and excellent common mode noise rejection (CMRR) from all sources.
Dual low impedance line-level outputs (80 Ohms balanced, 40 Ohms unbalanced), 48 Ohms balanced and unbalanced inputs, and preamp bypass inputs allow unprecedented compatibility with audio and A/V components, while optional high quality phono cards are available for compatibility with vinyl sources.
Six-function remote control transmitter display dim, adjusts volume, input selection, mute, phase, and channel balance.
Precision volume adjustments
Dual rate volume control allows precision level adjustments over nearly a 100 dB range. The volume control incorporates a permanently noiseless optical encoder that always maintain its tactile feel, accuracy, and channel balance at all settings. The optical encoder mounted behind the volume knob commands the attenuation level of a monolithic resistor attenuator over a 99.5 dB range in 0.5 dB increments.
Optional Phono Card
Plug-in phono cards (installed internally) converts Line Input 1 to high performance phono input. Three gain and loading options can accommodate moving magnet (MM), moving coil (MC), and high output moving coil cartridge types.
Optional DAC Card
Plug-in DAC card (installed internally) converts Line Input 1 to high performance DAC input. Accepts all SPDIF digital signal sources from 44.1 to 192 kHz sampling rates and adjusts accordingly.
Home Theater Bypass Adjustment
The Home Theatre BYPASS RCA inputs can be changed to an additional set of standard inputs by placement of an internal jumper inside the unit.
Display Off (5 Sec)
An internal jumper will place the display in an automatic OFF condition after 5 seconds from any operational command and illuminates again for 5 seconds after additional commands are initiated.
All signal connectors are rhodium plated, copper jacks (RCA) and Neutrix silver plated contact (XLR), soldered directly to the circuit board for direct connection to the signal circuitry.
Modest power consumption of mere 6 Watts permits constant power-up operation to eliminate warm-up time and maximize musical performance, and allows Capri to operate enclosed into an entertainment unit.
15 Amp female IEC AC power connector.
Overall Gain 14 dB
Gain Range 99.5 dB, 199 Equal Increments
Frequency Response 10 Hz – 350 kHz, -3 dB
DAC Card (optional) Internal DAC card accepts all SPDIF digital signal sources from 44.1 to 192 kHz
Phono Card (optional) Adjustable for simple load and gain adjustments for MM, high-output MC and MC cartridges
Inputs 2 x Pair Balanced XLR, 1 x Pair Unbalanced (RCA) Unity Gain (Bypass), 2 x Pair Unbalanced RCA
Outputs 1 x Pair Balanced Line Level, 1 x Pair Unbalanced Line Level
Weight 9.5 lbs / 4.26 kg
Dimensions 2.6”(H) x 13.7” (W) x 6.2” (D) / 6.7 cm (H)x 35 cm (W) x 15.7 cm (D)
JEFF ROWLAND MODEL 125 Power amplifier
The Model 125 stereo bridgeable power amplifier delivers dynamic realism and refinement from its solid aircraft-grade aluminum chassis, a perfect match for the sleek profile of its companion Capri S2 preamplifier.
From a single M125 in stereo mode powering an intimate analog system, up to several bridged units driving a multi-speaker setup, down to a bridged pair controlling demanding 4-Ohm monitors, the energy-efficient Model 125 power amplifier delivers consistent resolution and authority with Rowland finesse.
Machined Aluminum Chassis
Precision-machined from a solid block of aircraft grade 6061-T6 aluminum, provides exceptional thermal heat transfer/dissipation, RFI/EMI shielding, and resonance control.
Inherent cancellation effects of balanced topology implemented throughout all power and input/output circuits ensures greatly reduced distortion and noise under dynamic signal conditions.
High-Precision Surface Mount Components
Extensive use of Lead (Pb)-free, low temperature coefficient, active and passive surface-mount components results in significantly smaller loop areas, reduced circuit capacitance and inductance, and introduces less noise than conventional leaded components.
Teflon Coated Wires
All signal carrying input and output wires are teflon coated, also for low dielectric energy storage, further ensuring that each audio note reproduced naturally decays into the deeper silence of the music.
Transformer-Coupling and Isolation
Transformer coupled input circuitry provides universal component compatibility and virtually eliminate ground loop noise and RFI/EMI. Transformer coupling ensures identical amplifier overall gain when using unbalanced input adapters.
High-Efficiency Switch-Mode Power Supply
Highly efficient, compact, light weight, switch-mode power supply provides optimum voltage regulation for all circuits and operating conditions, and allows for quiet operation over a wide range of AC mains power sources.
Parallel Binding Posts
CE approved speaker output terminals require no tools for secure, low resistance connections, and allow for easy bi-wiring applications.
Flexible 15 Amp AC Power
15 Amp AC power inlet accepts a wide variety of after-market high-performance power cables.
Front Panel Standby Button
Illuminated front panel push-button switches the amplifier into standby mode (< 1 watt consumption).
Rear Panel Remote Jack
12V 3.5mm jack on rear panel permits amplifier power on/standby switching in remote and home theater applications.
Output Power (Stereo) 125 watts @ 8 ohms / 250 watts @ 4 ohms
Output Power (Bridge-tied Load) 500 watts @ 8 ohms BTL
Frequency Response 5 Hz – 130 kHz, -3dB
Input Impedance 40k ohms
THD + Noise < 0.008% @ 1kHz
Damping Factor > 500, @ 1kHz
Overall Gain 26
Amplifier Weight 7.8 lbs. / 3.5 kg
Overall Amplifier Dimensions (h/w/d) 2.7” x 13.7” x 7.5” / 68mm x 348mm x 190mm