Published On: August 10, 2023

Goldmund Unveils Flagship Telos 8800 Amplifier

Published On: August 10, 2023
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Goldmund Unveils Flagship Telos 8800 Amplifier

Adding to its repertoire of audio equipment, Goldmund has introduced the Telos 8800 Amplifier

Goldmund Unveils Flagship Telos 8800 Amplifier

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Renowned Swiss high-end audio equipment manufacturer, Goldmund, has introduced its flagship product, the Goldmund Telos 8800 Amplifier. With a legacy dating back to 1978, Goldmund has consistently pushed the boundaries of audio quality, and the Telos 8800 should continue this tradition with some potentially groundbreaking features and meticulous design.

The Goldmund Telos 8800 Amplifier could make a significant entry into the world of audiophiles as one of the most potent Class AB amplifiers available. Boasting an impressive 1400Wrms of power output with merely 1% total harmonic distortion (THD) at 8 ohms, this amplifier should ensure audiophiles and music enthusiasts experience an excellent level of sonic precision and clarity.

What potentially could set the flagship Telos 8800 apart is its elaborate internal architecture, comprising four distinct electronic boards meticulously engineered to enhance system stability. Beneath its sleek and understated gray-black monochrome exterior, the Telos 8800 conceals a range of innovations designed to elevate audio performance.

Notably, Goldmund has incorporated its advanced MKP silver-metallized polypropylene film cap capacitor into the Telos 8800. This innovation should provide a consistent and stable power supply, even for the most demanding loads as low as 1 Ω, and should guarantee clean audio reproduction across a wide range of musical genres.

Goldmund Telos 8800 Amplifier in black.

To address the critical issue of heat dissipation, the Telos 8800 has sides designed as heat sinks, complemented by a secondary 17cm heatsink. This engineering marvel as Goldmund claims, should enhance cooling efficiency while concurrently improving electrical conductivity, thereby contributing to the amplifier's performance and longevity.

The Goldmund believes that their effort and commitment to excellence should be further evident in the all-gold metal terminals and screws integrated into the Telos 8800's design. This attention to detail optimizes signal transmission and minimizes potential signal losses, and should ensure that every nuance of the audio signal is faithfully reproduced.

Safety and protection mechanisms are paramount in the Telos 8800's engineering. A fully analog circuit configuration not only ensures uncompromised audio purity but also maximizes thermal security and short-circuit protection. In the event of any detected issues, the amplifier swiftly shuts down, safeguarding both the connected speakers and the amplifier itself.

Goldmund's Telos 8800 Amplifier technical specifications: 

  • Maximum Power Output: 1400 Wrms on 8 Ω / 1% THD
  • Damping Factor: 600 at 1 kHz / 8 Ω
  • Distortion: IMD (SMPTE), unloaded: < 0.01%, THD+N, unloaded: < 0.005%
  • Gain: 35 dB, adjustable in steps of 3 dB for each input
  • Inputs: Analog input: 2 Vrms, Digital input: 0 dBFS
  • Output: Max level before clipping: 300 Vpp
  • Power Supply: Nominal line voltage: 115 V or 230 V, Input voltage range: +/- 5%
  • Dynamic Range: 117 dB
  • Size & Weight: 42 W x 113 H x 47 D (cm), 265 kg per unit

The Telos 8800's striking dimensions of 42 W x 113 H x 47 D (cm) and a weight of 265 kg per unit indicate its formidable presence. The amplifier's price, set at 320,000 CHF (approximately $366,000) excluding VAT, represents a substantial investment for audiophiles seeking a possible pinnacle of sonic excellence.

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