CLA-200 Studio Reference Amplifier From Avantone and Chris Lord-Alge

Having recently made (sound) waves with its passive CLA-10TM effectively bringing ‘back’ to market an iconic studio reference monitoring mainstay, Avantone Pro is proud to announce availability of its complimentary CLA-200 Studio Reference Amplifier — a classically-designed Class A/B amplifier (also developed in close collaboration with GRAMMY® Award-winning mix engineer Chris Lord-Alge).

Avantone Pro’s CLA-200 Studio Reference Amplifier is a dynamic, high-output, high-resolution, full-range system built the old school way. Particular care was taken to create an amplifier in the traditional studio style, with generous VU meters, high-quality Japanese components, and a serious toroidal transformer linear power supply.

Seriously housed in a standard 2U rack-mount chassis, the amplifier itself can generate over 200 watts per channel into an 8 ohm load — under testing it delivered a powerful 208 watts into 8 ohms, actually, and can run at one third power without thermal fault, making it a perfect fit for medium to large speakers in serious studios.

Still better, because it is convection cooled, it can be used in the same room as the monitors themselves. The CLA-200 Studio Reference Amplifier is designed to be used in a studio environment requiring high-power output with no fan noise, in other words.

Designed to be paired with CLA-10TM classic studio reference monitors, yet works equally well with just about any passive studio monitor requiring serious dynamic range.

Price and Availability

The CLA-200 Studio Reference Amplifier arrives at Avantone Pro’s US Dealers ( in late December, priced at $799.00 USD. (Worldwide Distributors are listed by country here:
For more in-depth information, please visit the dedicated CLA-200 Studio Reference Amplifier webpage.

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