Boulder 3050 Monoblock Power Amp
Photo by Erick Lichte
Weighing in at about 400 pounds, the 3050 comes with a 75-pound cut-granite base. It can output up to 1500 watts of pure class-A power into 8Ω thanks to four toroidal transformers and 120 bipolar output devices. To achieve that kind of oomph, it requires a dedicated 240V AC circuit, ideally with a current capacity of 30 amps!
The 3050 will be made in mirror-image pairs, and Boulder has already received several orders, which, at about $180,000/pair, is a testament to the company's stellar reputation. In this case at least, it seems that bigger really is better!