Scythe Introduces Kama Bay Amp Pro For Audio LoversTue, Mar 12, 2013 - 1:11 PM
Japanese manufacturer Scythe today officially announcing the availability of the companies flagship amplifier, Kama Bay Amp Pro. With the new Kama Bay Amp Pro Scythe was able to make a big step forward in terms of functionality and usability. Like the earlier models this flagship model can be both used on its own and inside a common PC chassis, fitting inside the 5.25 inch bays (occupying two 5.25 inch bays). It is furthermore featuring a brand new infrared remote control as well as a front USB port, allowing media devices such as MP3 players or Smartphones to be charged.
Kama Bay Amp Pro is drawing its power from a powerful MAXIM MAX 98400A IC, enabling a continuous max. output of 24 watts per channel at 8 Ω (48 W total). At the same time a wide frequency range from 20 Hz to 20 kHz can be covered by the new flagship. High energy efficiency was one of the key targets when designing the new amplifier, alongside with maximum functionality. Analog signals are fed in from the back side, using one of the three RCA connectors or from the front, using a 3,5 mm Mini-Plug. Users are able to switch between the four separate source channels conveniently. All RCA connectors and speaker terminals (support banana plugs) are gold plated to prevent rust, which leads to better conductivity. Scythe Kama Bay Amp Pro (item no. SDAR-3000) is available as of today for 84,00 EUR (excluding tax and VAT), which would make it around $109.99 USD. You can see an introductory video of the Scythe Kama Bay Amp Pro below.
Scythe engineers designed the Kama Bay Amp Pro amplifier classy and elegantly. Whole chassis is painted in black color. Elements such as buttons and knobs as well as some corners received a special silver finish. Additional visual highlights are the two analog meters which apply a retro touch to the classy design. Users are able to choose between total of 7 colors for the background illumination. In addition it is possible to completely shut down the illumination, if necessary. Directly beneath the analog meters, all the main control elements are located. Grid knobs have been used for treble, bass and volume control to assure convenient handling.