Press Release: AUBURN HILLS, MI – Alpine Electronics of America, Inc. announced it is shipping the KTA-200M, the company’s latest addition to the Power Pack line of compact amplifiers. The new mono KTA-200M mounts behind the iLX-W650 7-inch mechless (CDless) Audio/Video Receiver to add power to the receiver.
The Power Pack line was first introduced in 2018, with the four-channel KTA-450. The line lets you add more bass without the bulk of a traditional amplifier.
Alpine’s research found that many customers dedicated their budget to upgrade their sound system with a subwoofer – an upgrade that provides the most audible impact – so they require an amplifier solution that provides an easy avenue to add more bass.
The small footprint of the KTA-200M allows the amplifier to be mounted directly to the shallow chassis of the iLX-W650 for an easy, hideaway solution.
The KTA-200M uses Alpine’s exclusive Dynamic Peak Power (D.P.P.) technology that doubles in power during “dynamic” musical passages. D.P.P. adjusts the gain of the amplifier to produce 400 watts of D.P.P. power and then rolls back to 200 watts dynamically to maintain long-term efficiency. Alpine says, “the ratio of power to price is unmatched in the industry.”
New to the Power Pack platform is a voltage adapting circuit. This circuit maintains maximum source level without clipping for powerful, clean bass even at high volumes and dynamic musical passages.
The KTA-200M mounts directly behind Alpine’s iLX-W650 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 simple attachment to the iLX-W650 allows the mobile electronics specialist to provide a total system package for the customer that simplifies the installation process, making it a cost-effective upgrade for the customer.
The KTA-200M has input capability to add the RUX-KNOB.2 Remote Bass Control Knob (sold separately). The remote bass knob controls the bass in the subwoofer by adjusting the gain on the amplifier for quick bass adjustments when needed.
The KTA-200M is now shipping for $249.95 and will be available 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.
- 7” x 1.5” x 3.5”
- Alpine’s Class D Amplifier Circuit w/ Dynamic Peak Power (DPP)
- 200W x 1 RMS (4Ω, 14.4V, ≤1% THD+N)
- 200W x 1 RMS (2Ω, 14.4V, ≤1% THD+N)
- 400W x 1 DPP (4Ω/2Ω, 14.4V, ≤1% THD+N)
- S/N >80dB (ref. 1W into 4Ω)
- THD+N ≤0.1% (ref. 10W into 2Ω)
- Single-side 22-pin connector
- RCA inputs (Low range=0.2-4V)
- Sound controls; Crossovers-Off/60Hz/80Hz/120Hz Linkwitz Riley LP Filter @ -24dB/Oct. (selectable); Input gain setting (variable)