Sherbourn 7/2100 Amplifier - This is in like new condition.
This is one great amp. I used it as a back-up HT amp, but the wife
says all unused stereo equipment must go.
The Sherbourn 7/2100 amplifier is a heavyweight monster (100
pounds). It packs seven monoblock amplifiers capable of delivering 200 W each
into an 8 ohm load (300 W into 4 ohm) in a single chassis. Some people use the
raw measure that the heavier the amplifier, the better. If you are from that
school of thought, then you will be very happy with this amplifier.The 7/2100
amplifier uses two power chords, which should be connected to two different
electrical outlets. This is because the 7/2100 may draw more current than a
single outlet could provide (a typical outlet could handle up to 15 A of
electric current), especially when it is used to drive low impedance speakers.
In my opinion, this is a more elegant solution than requiring one to install a
dedicated 20 A outlet, as some high-current amplifiers from some other
The 7/2100 amplifier can accept balanced or unbalanced
inputs. High quality five-way binding posts are used for the output terminals.
All the input and output connectors are gold plated and seem to be very robust,
so I have nothing but praise for the build quality of this amplifier. . .
One of the nice features of the 7/2100 amplifier is that it
is bridgeable. Three pairs of the input channels on the back are separately
grouped, and a bridging switch is provided for each group. Each bridged pair
can produce up to 400 W into 8 ohms. With the bridge capability, you can
configure this seven-channel amplifier into a six-, five-, or four-channel one
depending on your need.
Another nice feature of the 7/2100 amplifier is the
inclusion of the Load Detection System (LDS) switch for checking the
correctness of the speaker connections. This switch can show the status of the
speaker connection for each channel through a colored LED without needing an
ohmmeter or a walk through. Green LED indicates a good speaker connection and
correct speaker impedance, orange indicates an open circuit or high speaker
impedance, and red indicates either a short circuit or a too-low speaker
impedance. When the indicator shows orange or red for a channel, it is
suggested that you check the speaker connection for that particular channel.
for the power on/off button, a small blue LED indicator, and the Sherbourn
logo, nothing else clutters the faceplate of the amplifier. This amplifier can
be put in always-ON mode or remotely triggered in two ways: using automatic
signal sensing or 12 V DC voltage. . . .
The 7/2100 is a great amplifier that I'm sure will
complement many home theater systems nicely. This superb sounding amplifier has
ample power to satisfy even the most power hungry system.
THE 7/2100 HAS DISCRETE BI-POLAR OUTPUT DEVICES AND
7 * 200 WATTS INTO 8 OHMS AND 7 * 300 WATTS INTO 4 OHMS WITH
ALL CHANNELS DRIVEN
SEVEN TOROIDAL TRANSFORMERS GIVE PRODIGIOUS AND EQUAL POWER
SEVEN CHANNELS WITH MINIMAL CROSS TALK INTERFERENCE
LARGE HEATSINKS ALLOW FOR A FAN FREE COOL RUNNING
SIX OF THE SEVEN CHANNELS CAN BE BRIDGED TO GIVE A FRONT
OF 3 * 400 WATTS AT 8 OHMS AND 3 * 600 WATTS AT 4 OHMS
THE REAR PANEL INCLUDES 7 SETS OF XLR BALANCED INPUTS, 7
SETS OF RCA
UNBALANCED INPUTS, 7 SETS OF GOLD PLATED SPEAKER TERMINALS
LOW VOLT TRIGGER FOR REMOTE INTEGRATION
THE 7/2100 WILL DRAW ALMOST 20 AMPS ON A 4 OHM LOAD AND TWO
CORDS ARE THEREFORE INCLUDED. EVEN ON AN 8 OHM LOAD
BENEFITS ACCRUE FROM THE USE OF TWO POWER CORDS
200 watts into 8 ohms.
300 watts into 4 ohms minimum sine wave continuous
TOTAL HARMONIC DISTORTION
Less than 0.05% at 8 ohms and 0.075% at 4 ohms.
OUTPUT LOAD IMPEDANCE
8 or 4 ohms in Normal mode
8 ohms minimum in Bridged mode
INPUT LOAD IMPEDANCE
Balanced input 20K ohms
Unbalanced input 20K ohms.
INPUT SENSITIVITY (Balanced or Unbalanced)
UNBALANCED INPUT SENSITIVITY
5Hz to 75kHz.
SIGNAL TO NOISE RATIO
WEIGHT (in carton)
Model 7/2100A 115 pounds (52.2Kg)
Model 5/5210A 85 pounds (38.6Kg)
Width 19 inches (483mm)
Depth 17.7 inches (450mm)
Height 7 inches (177mm).
Reviews below...copy and paiste in your browser