Danish manufacturer Copland has released a top-of-the-range integrated amplifier in its latest CSA series. The new CSA 150 is a hybrid design, using a double triode gain stage (6922) with MOS-FET buffering.
The solid-state bipolar output stage is rated with an output power of 150 watts per channel into 8 ohms, and 230 watts per channel into 4 ohms.
It comes into the range to sit above the CSA 100, which in our five-star review we heralded "a well-equipped and impressively capable amplifier...one of the class leaders at this level".
The Copland CSA 150 has a built-in DAC that uses an ES9018 Reference 32-bit DAC to provide multiple S/PDIF inputs (one coaxial, two optical) and a USB input, and there's both PCM and DSD capabilities. An optional aptX HD Bluetooth module can be fitted if wireless capability is required.
For analogue use, the Copland CSA 150 has three unbalanced line inputs, two balanced line inputs and a phono input (MM). It also has a dedicated headphone output stage and balanced and unbalanced line-level outputs.
Copland rates the CSA 150 with a frequency response of 10Hz to 150kHz (–3dB) and a signal-to-noise ratio of 'better than' 90dB (IHF-A).
Available in black or silver, the Copland CSA 150 is available now, priced £4988 ($6530, AU$8400).
- Check out our Copland CSA 100 review