Alpine Electronics Continues To "Stack" More Power Pack Amplifiers With PowerStack

Alpine Electronics Continues To "Stack" More Power Pack Amplifiers With PowerStack
Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. today introduced the KTA-200M, the newest model in its PowerStack category. The KTA-200M Mono 400-Watt Power Pack Amplifier utilizes Alpine’s exclusive Dynamic Peak Power (DPP) technology and award-winning PowerStack design for a hideaway bass solution that doubles in power.

“Consumers appreciated the 4-Channel PowerStack combination introduced in 2019,” said Mike Anderson, Vice President and General Manager, Brand Business Unit, Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. “However, since many consumers begin their upgrade path by adding bass, we added a Mono model, which provides that big bass sound without the need to accommodate for an amp.”

PowerStack Installation

The KTA-200M fits in the open space behind Alpine’s iLX-W650 7-inch Mmech-Less (no CD/ DVD) Audio/Video receiver to create Alpine’s unique PowerStack application. The compact footprint of the amplifier (7-inch W x 1.5-inch H x 3.5-inch D) and the shallow chassis of the iLX-W650 (1.9-inch D) occupies the same depth as a traditional 2-DIN chassis, resulting in an easy, hideaway bass solution that adds more power to the sound system without taking up space.

The KTA-200M follows the same format as the KTA-450 4-Channel Power Pack Amplifier, in compact size, easy installation and overall power. Both amplifiers, while designed to “stack” behind the iLX-W650, or similar 2-DIN radio, can also be used as standalone solutions in vehicles that don’t have space for a traditional amplifier.

Powerful Bass

The ratio of power to price is unmatched in the industry, as the KTA-200M doubles its power from 200 to 400 watts with Alpine’s DPP technology. During powerful, or “dynamic,” passages of music, DPP will adapt to the needs of the music by adjusting the gain of the amplifier and delivering bursts of power that match the peak demands of the music.

New to the KTA-200M, a voltage adapting input circuit is included to maintain the maximum source signal level without clipping. This ensures that the KTA-200M can continue to produce powerful, clean bass even at higher volumes and dynamic musical passages.

The KTA-200M will ship in March for $280 SRI and will be for sale at Alpine Authorized retailers or online at www.alpine-usa.com through Crutchfield. Installation options can be found on the Alpine-USA website through the store locator.

The PowerStack Category includes:

  • iLX-W650 WVGA Mech-less Audio/Video (AV) System with PowerStack Capability
  • 7-inch WVGA display with a capacitive touchscreen
  • Two-finger swipe user interface
  • Works with Apple CarPlay®
  • The Google Assistant is available on Android Auto™
  • SiriusXM-Ready® (requires a SiriusXM® tuner and subscription, sold separately)
  • Bluetooth® built-in for hands-free calling and audio streaming
  • FLAC/MP3/WMA/WAV music playback
  • 45W x 4 Amp
  • Compatible with KTA-450 and KTA-200M Power Pack Amplifiers (sold separately) via PowerStack installation
  • Available now SRI: $500

NEW KTA-200M Mono 400-Watt DDP Power Pack Amplifier with PowerStack

  • CTA-2006
  • PowerStack capable with the Alpine iLX-W650
  • Alpine’s Class D Amplifier Circuit w/ Dynamic Peak Power (DPP)
  • 100W x 1 RMS (4Ω, 14.4V, ≤1% THD+N)
  • 200W x 1 RMS (2Ω, 14.4V, ≤1% THD+N)
  • 400W x 1 DPP (2Ω, 14.4V, ≤1% THD+N)
  • >85dB S/N (ref. 1W into 4Ω)
  • ≤0.1% THD+N (ref. 10W into 2Ω)
  • Single-side 22-pin connector
  • RCA inputs (selectable, Low range=0.2-4V)
  • Sound controls; Crossovers-Off/60Hz/80Hz/120Hz Linkwitz Riley LP Filter @ -24dB/Oct. (selectable); Input gain setting (variable)
  • Available in March SRI: $280

KTA-450 4-Channel 400-Watt DPP Power Pack Amplifier with PowerStack

  • CTA-2006
  • PowerStack capable with the Alpine iLX-W650
  • Alpine’s Class D Amplifier Circuit w/ Dynamic Peak Power (DPP)
  • 100W x 4 DPP (2Ω /4Ω, 14.4V, ≤1% THD+N)
  • 50W RMS x 4 (2Ω /4Ω, 14.4V, ≤1% THD+N)
  • 100W RMS x 2 (Bridge mode into 4Ω minimum)
  • 200W RMS x 2 DPP
  • >82dB S/N (ref. 1W into 4Ω)
  • ≤0.1% THD+N (ref. 10W into 2Ω)
  • 20-20kHz Frequency Response (+/- 1dB)
  • Single-side 22-pin connector
  • Speaker/ RCA inputs (selectable, High-range=.05-10V, Low range=0.2-4V)
  • Sound controls; Crossovers-Off/60Hz/80Hz/120Hz HP Filter @ -12dB/Oct. (selectable); Input gain setting (variable)
  • 2ch/4ch input (selectable)
  • iLX-W650 used with the KTA-450 is a CES 2019 Innovations Awards Winner
  • Available now SRI: $230

For more information, visit www.alpine-usa.com.

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