Copland CSA-150: The logical development of its predecessor
Integrated amplifier Copland CSA-150 can be considered a direct heir to the 100th model, which we already wrote about last year. Outwardly, they could be called twins, if it were not for the slightly increased body of the CSA-150. The maximum power of the novelty has grown in approximately the same proportion – 145 W in the channel instead of 100 W.
Otherwise Copland CSA-150 can be called a logical development of its predecessor. On board – the same double triode, harmoniously complemented by powerful MOS-FETs in the output stage. The CSA 150 includes a quad 32-bit DAC based on the Saber ES9018 Reference from ESS Technology. The novelty works with PCM and DSD.
Digital inputs on the 150 include coaxial S / PDIF, two optical Toslinks, and one USB. To this can be added Bluetooth with aptX.
The analog inputs, balanced XLR and three unbalanced RCA inputs are complemented by Pre / Out breaks – also on RCA connectors. Analog switching, like its predecessor, also includes an on-board phono stage for moving magnet cartridges. The front panel of the CSA 150 houses a 6.35mm headphone amplifier jack.