AMP-150 High End
Integrated Amplifier

An integrated amplifier of the highest aesthetic, technical and audio reproductive quality. Beautiful, simple and functional by design. As easy as childs play to operate. Resourceful enough to hold the most power-hungry speakers in a viselike grip, yet at the same time musical, respectful and authentic.

Teaching it to sing

Thousands of hours have passed while "voicing", a process where each and every component has been carefully selected and optimised to ensure that the AMP-150 does not leave any fingerprints on the music. The way the AMP-150 plays is therefore quite unusual; aurally, this is about the closest you can get to a straight wire with built-in amplification.

Pure Power!

With more than 250W RMS @ 4ohms available in each channel, the AMP-150 delivers more than enough voltage to avoid clipping in the high peaks, offering loads of headroom and musical freedom.

Features:

  • Balanced and unbalanced inputs
  • TwinFET technology output stage
  • High bandwidth power supply
  • Full metal remote control (RC-1)
  • Analogue multi display, clear and informative
  • Nonmagnetic enclosure
  • Pre-heat circuit
  • Direct function; enables use in home theater sytems
  • Designed, developed and build in Copenhagen, Denmark

    • Technical stuff

      • Output power (230 VAC) 2x 150 W RMS 8 Ω / 2x 250 W RMS 4 Ω
        Input impedance 20kΩ RCA or 40kΩ Balanced
        Frequency response 20 Hz - 20 kHz ± 0.5 dB, and 2 Hz - 100 kHz ± 3 dB
        Preamplifier output impedance 100 Ω RCA and 200 Ω Balanced
        Total Harmonic Distortion < 0,05 % at rated power
        Signal to Noise ratio A-weighted > 100 dB
        Voltage gain 27 dB (+10 dB headroom)
        Recommended speaker load 4 Ω - 16 Ω
        Load protection Speakers < 1.5Ω


        Connectors

        Balanced analogue inputs 1 pair gold plated XLR Neutrik
        Unbalanced analogue inputs 4 pairs of gold plated RCA Stereo
        Balanced analogue outputs 1 pair gold plated XLR Neutrik
        Unbalanced analogue outputs 1 pair of gold plated RCA Stereo
        Speaker output 2 pairs of gold plated safety banana


        Size & Power

        Power Requirements 115 VAC or 230 VAC, 50 Hz or 60 Hz
        Fuse 20mm Sand filled, 6 AT@115 VAC, 3.15 AT@230VAC
        Power Consumption Standby <1 W, Idle < 40 W, Heat <200 W, Max is 600 W
        Soft start Surge current at startup is < 10A
        Weight 13.8 kg / 30.4 lb
    • Reviews

      • Gato Audio AMP-150 review

        Hi-Fi Voice, Czech Republic
        March 2016

        Original language: Czech

        Recommended Award
        Gato Audio AMP-150 review

        pro High End, Russia
        May 2015

        Original language: Russian

        "...this is a truly amazing system with very bright memorable proper sound.
        ...and if we are speaking that the true goal is music and the equipment is just a tool (i hope heaven will forgive me), Gato Audio is a damn perfect tool!"
        Gato Audio AMP-150 review

        SoundRebels.com, Poland
        February 2015

        Original language: Polish

         
        Gato Audio AMP-150 review

        Hi-fi news, UK
        October 2013

        Original language: English

        Awarded Editors Choice - "Although the attention-grabbing design is a big part of the package, these luxurious products offer a harmonious listening experience too, especially together. They sound relaxed, presenting instruments and voices with realistic textures, rather than edging them with 'hi-fi' super detailing."
        Gato Audio AMP-150 review

        Choc Classica, France
        October 2013

        Original language: French

        Gato Audio AMP-150 review

        Haute Fidélité, France
        September 2013

        Original language: French

        Awarded with Best Buy
        Gato Audio AMP-150 review

        The Absolute Sound, USA
        May 2013

        Original language: English

        "...the overall balance of strengths heard from the Amp-150 and CCD-1—their exceptional musicality and ability to draw listeners into the music played combined with an exceptional beauty of design and delightful operation—makes it hard for me to imagine anyone, excepting the most diehard lover from the romantic school of music reproduction, who wouldn't be delighted by what Gato has achieved."
        Gato Audio AMP-150 review

        image hifi, Germany
        March 2013

        Original language: German

        Gato Audio AMP-150 review

        Audio, Korea
        March 2013

        Original language: Korean

        Gato Audio AMP-150 review

        HI-FI.ru, Russia
        January 2013

        Original language: Russian

        "Awarded Editors Choice"
        Gato Audio AMP-150 review

        Stereo Sound, Japan
        January 2013

        Original language: Japanese

        Gato Audio AMP-150 review

        HIFI Stars, Germany
        December 2012

        Original language: German
        Translation: English

        "...the Gatos transform my listening space into a concert hall and make the illusion perfect; you think you're in the first row, you forget time and space..."
        Gato Audio AMP-150 review

        Audio, Korea
        December 2012

        Original language: Korean

        Gato Audio AMP-150 review

        HI-FI.ru, Russia
        May 2012


        Original language: Russian

         
        Gato Audio AMP-150 review

        Audio Test, Germany
        May 2012


        Original language: German

         
        Gato Audio AMP-150 review

        HIFI Maailma, Finland
        April 2012


        Original language: Finnish

         
        Gato Audio AMP-150 review

        Audio Magazine, Russia
        February 2012


        Original language: Russian

        "Real High End – this is what you are thinking when enjoy looking at the Gato Audio components and getting to know their design. The same thought comes to ones mind during playback."
        Gato Audio AMP-150 review

        HiFi & HIVI, Taiwan
        August 2011


        Original language: Chinese
        Translation: English

        "Like an accurate and precise conductor, the AMP-150 is clear-cut and never vague about how each musical instrument each and every musician should perform"
        Gato Audio AMP-150 review

        Hi-Fi i Muzyka, Poland
        May 2011


        Original language: Polish
        Translation: English

        "Gato pulsates with energy, and it seems that it does not matter how loud it is playing. You are doomed to feel those calories."
        Gato Audio AMP-150 review

        6moons.com, online
        Feb 2011



        Original language: English

        "The AMP-150 is both physically beautiful and sonically uncompromised."
        Gato Audio AMP-150 review

        Highfidelity.pl, Poland
        Jan 2011



        Original language: Polish

        "The Gato Audio AMP-150 is supremely attractive. Besides Franco Serblins Ktêma speakers this has been the only audio arrival of late which impressed my family."

Downloads

AMP-150 user manual (pdf)