Selling my ARC 300.2 power amp as I contemplate which ARC to buy next. Fantastic build quality, effortless power and presentation. Check out the ARCDB website on this product. I am the second owner and moved up to this amp from an older 100.2. While the sound signature was similar, the 300.2 is so much easier to live with and I love that it only used 50 watts in idle so I could leave it running during the weekends. I've owned so many amps, but next to my First Watt J2, the ARC 300.2 is a special sounding amp with even more inner detail then a Luxman 550ia.
Cosmetically this amp is in excellent condition, shows very well. Faceplate is without blemish, the only thing of note is the prior owner set his preamp on top and there is the faintest wear marks in the four corners that are just barely visible in my photo. I tried different lighting and the photo of the screws on the left side is not rust, I was getting a reddish glare with my DSLR camera. This same reddish glare also comes through heavy with the last picture of the packaging. Speaking of packaging, this thing is triple boxed behind 6 inches of protection!
I partnered this ARC with my current for sale YS Audio tube preamp and a Classe CP500 that I also sold. The ARC amps are true to their source and let you hear all variables that you change in your system. While this amp is set up to accept both single ended and balanced, trust me when I say that you ONLY want to run this amp in balanced mode; the sound staging and clarity is no contest. Original power cord included, I do not have the manual.
Paypal fees are covered by me. Low ball offers will be politely ignored. ARC's hold their value and run forever, especially the solid state varieties such as this model. Thank you for looking.
Power output 300 watts per channel into 8 ohms, 500 watts per channel into 4 ohms, both channels driven, 1% THD. (600 watts into 4 ohms, one channel driven) Power bandwidth (-3dB points) 5 Hz to 30 kHz into 8 ohms or 4 ohms Frequency response (-3dB points at 1W) 5 Hz to 120 kHz Input sensitivity 2V RMS for rated output (28 dB Gain) single-ended or balanced Input impedance 150K ohms single-ended, 300K ohms balanced differential Output taps Output regulation 0.05 dB 8 ohm load into open circuit Overall negative feedback Damping factor 200 Distortion Slew rate 20 volts/microsecond. (20% maximum duty cycle) Rise time 2.0 µs Hum & noise 600 µV RMS (98 dB below rated output IHF A-weighted) Power supply energy storage 136,000 µF total Power requirements 100-125VAC 60Hz (200-250VAC 50Hz) 800 watts at rated output (300WPC 8 ohms), 1200 watts at 500WPC 4 ohms, 1200 watts maximum, 50 watts idle. Other Output polarity: Non-inverting from single-ended inputs. Balanced pin 2+ (IEC-268). Output current: 25 amps peak at protective shutdown. Balanced and single ended inputs 12 V trigger Detachable 14 gauge A.C. power cord
Dimensions 19" (48 cm) W (standard rack panel) x 7" (17.8 cm) H x 14.25" (36.2 cm) D (front panel back). Optional handles extend 1.5" (3.8 cm) forward of the .25" thick front panel. Output connectors extend 0.9" behind rear panel. Weight 39.2 lbs. (17.8 kg) Net