PWR-222 High End
Mono Power Amplifier

A reference in analogue power amplification

Years and Years of Development

Our brand new PWR-222 is the culmination of development work started back in 2008 with the AMP-150 integrated amplifier. We have spent the past seven years developing this technology and taking it even further.


The PWR-222 is the perfect partner for the Gato Audio PRD-3S preamplifier, not only will they sonically be in perfect harmony, but the PWR-222s trigger circuit will enable a coordinated on/off standby together with the PRD-3S allowing user friendly every day operation.

Staggering Performance

The PWR-222 delivers a staggering 250W/8ohm and can deal with even the most power hungry speakers. It features a 700W super low noise torodial power transformer, 44.000uF of RIFA capacitors, two 500amp MOS-FETS and WBT NexGen terminals.


The super low noise input stage and the carefully optimized PCB design enables a S/N ratio of more than 115dB and a bandwidth of far beyond 100kHz.

TwinFET Technology

The Gato Audio TwinFET technology has been developed to counter problems and compromises that are present in the majority of power amplifiers. Our TwinFET circuit solves these electrical and sonic problems at the point where they are created, thereby avoiding adding compromising correctional circuits and components.


This is the basic reason why you only will find two output transistors in the PWR-222s output stage, one for the positive and one for the negative part of a sine wave, nothing more, nothing less.


You can read more about our TwinFET technology here

Display Fetish

The mechanical dial display has three settings; to act as a VU meter, indicating output and clipping level, to show the current temperature of the amplifier or to be turned off completely.

Features:

  • 250W@8ohm / 450W@4ohm
  • TwinFET technology output stage
  • High bandwidth power supply
  • Balanced and unbalanced input
  • Analogue multi display, clear and informative
  • 12V standby trigger
  • Nonmagnetic enclosure
  • Designed, developed and build in
    Copenhagen, Denmark

    • Technical stuff

      • Output power 1x 250 W RMS 8 Ω - 1x 450 W RMS 4 Ω
        Frequency response 20 Hz-20 kHz - 0.1 dB, and 2 Hz-100 kHz - 3 dB
        Total Harmonic Distortion < 0,003%
        Signal to noise ratio > 115 dB
        Input impedance 100 kΩ RCA or 100 kΩ Balanced
        Voltage gain 26 dB
        Recommended speaker load 4 -16 Ω
        Load Protection Speakers < 1.5 Ω


        Connectors

        Balanced analogue input 1 pc gold plated XLR Neutrik
        Unbalanced analogue inputs 1 pc of gold plated RCA
        Speaker output 1 pair of WBT NextGen
        Trigger, 12 V 1 pc mini jack


        Size & Power

        Power Requirements 115 VAC/230 VAC, 50 Hz/60 Hz, 800W max
        Power consumption stdb/idle/max < 1W/55W/800W
        Dimensions (WxHxD) 325 x 105 x 400 mm / 12.8 x 4.1 x 15.7"
        Weight 16 kg / 35.3 lb
    • Reviews

      • Gato Audio PWR-222 review

        Hi-fi News, UK
        May 2017

        Original language: English

        Outstanding Product Award. I’d say the Gato PWR-222s delivered some of the silkiest sounds I’ve heard in recent times, wrapped up in a (nonmagnetic) suit that would do Savile Row proud.
        Gato Audio PWR-222 review

        Haute Fidélité, France
        October 2016

        Original language: French

        Awarded Reference
        Gato Audio CDD-1 review

        Hifi Audio, Russia
        September 2016

        Original language: Russian

        The time passed quickly while we were testing this Gato Audio set up. We liked it vey much because of the new magnificent design as well as the ability to transmit all shades of any music genre.
        Gato Audio PWR-222 review

        pro High End, Russia
        February 2016

        Original language: Russian
        Translation: English

        "The PRD-3S and PWR-222 are great devices with a remarkable sound, rich in features and with exquisite looks. They play any genre just as if they were especially created for it. They not just meet the most demanding standards — they set them."

Downloads

PWR-222 user manual (pdf)