The Microblok can also be used with iPods and MP3 players in a similar way, providing reportedly superior sound over a typical "sound-dock" listening arrangement. The small form-factor makes it the ideal solution for single-zone audio such as a master bedroom, where a Microblok can enhance the sound from an on-wall TV with a pair of in-wall or ceiling speakers. And its separate 15VDC power supply means it can be used with an automobile or boat electrical system for listening on-the-go in mobile applications.
The Microblok is rated at 15 WPC x 2 RMS, and features a dual-stereo bridged design. The shape is an expression of form following function: the amplifier's enclosure is an engineered heat-sink to keep it running cool.
The Microblok is built in a dedicated factory right outside of Vancouver, B.C. It is available through a select group of on-line and showroom dealers and distributors, and is the first in a series of innovative audio products coming from New Carver Corporation.
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