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Roksan Caspian
25 Reviews
rating  4.36 of 5
MSRP  1500.00
Description: <ul> <LI>Line Inputs 5 plus Tape</li> <LI>Input Impedance 47 kO</li> <LI>Input Sensitivity (70W) Line 240mV</li> <LI>Line Outputs Tape, Preamplifier (x2)</li> <LI>Output Voltage 240mV (Tape Out) 700mV (Pre Out)</li> <LI>Power Outputs Loudspeaker, L & R</li> <LI>Output Power >85 Watts, into 8O both channels driven>120 Watts, into 4O both channels driven</li> <LI>Power Supply 350VA Ultra Low Noise Toroidal Transformer 4 Regulated Supply Rails</li> <LI>Current Output 50 Amps Peak to Peak</li> <LI>Damping Factor >140 (8O)</li> <LI>Frequency Response -3dB, <1Hz – 90kHz</li> <LI>Gain 40dB Overall (Pre & Power)</li> <LI>9.3dB Preamplifier</li> <LI>30.7dB Power Amplifier</li> <LI>Harmonic Distortion 0.002% 1kHz, 0.015% 20kHz 10W - 8O 0.0025% 1kHz, 0.03% 20kHz 50W - 8O</li> <LI>Signal to Noise Ratio Line 108dBa (ref. 500mV) 85dBa (ref. 1W, 8O)</li> <LI>Power Source 100V – 120V 50Hz / 60Hz 220V – 240V 50Hz / 60Hz (via Mains inlet filter)</li> <LI>Power Consumption < 230 W</li> <LI>Dimension 432 x 330 x 70 (W x D x H) mm 432 x 330 x 80 (including feet)</li> <LI>Weight 12 Kg</li> </ul>


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bart a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: April 4, 2013

Bottom Line:   
this is realy value for your money this is one of the best amps you get for your money
very very musical very fast and sparkling treble
when you have a good match with your speakers you have realy holographic sound stage
realy 3d !! wow !
the only importend thing is to match it with the right speakers!!
its is better then the roksan caspian m2

the only good thing about the roksan m2 is that it have more bass but the roksan m2 is so analitical that i sell it a week later
and buy the good old roksan caspian back

it is one of the best amps i had !!

wehn you see one buy it this is a realy value for money !!

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2004

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by yahya a Casual Listener

Date Reviewed: June 29, 2011

Bottom Line:   
thx.for made this model! good sound and good detail.and....!

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Casual Listener

Product model year:   2008

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by neveragain a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 18, 2008

Bottom Line:   
I bought the Caspian integrated Amp M-1 in 2005 for 1400 Euro. The sound quality was great considering it's size.
For about 1.5 years it played fine but suddenly there was no more sound coming out of the left speaker. Since I was well within the warranty I took the amp back to the store where it was sent to B&T HiFivertrieb (which is Roksans importer in Germany). After 4 weeks I had it back. To keep it short: now, 10 months later the amp is back in repair for the FORTH time. Always with the same problem. They keep repairing it, it works for 4-8 weeks and the problem shows up again. I have exchanged my speakers in the meantime and the cables but it keeps breaking.

So: do yourself a favour and buy another brand but Roksan. The amplifier I owned before ran for more than 10 years with one single failure. This one I use only in my livingroom and don't use it on partys and it keeps breaking.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2005

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   Germany

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Prune_Phace a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: June 11, 2008

Bottom Line:   
This is for the Caspian Integrated(Original Model)

A very good all round amplifier.Has a particularly nice bass quality which is strong and tuneful.Midrange and treble both smooth,with good dynamics and detail too.
Will drive low impedences well due to it's massive 50 amp output,which is more than many power amps can deliver.
It's neither bright or dull,so it can be matched well with pretty much any components

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $500.00

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by bbolival a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: November 15, 2004

Bottom Line:   
This review is for the Roksan Caspian Power Amplifier and not the Integrated Version.

My system is composed of the following: Arcam FMJ CD23 cd player (with original factory installed feet removed and replace by 4 size 2 viprapods), Mission 783 speakers (spikes removed), Arcam AVR100 as a preamp, Roksan Caspian Power Amplifier, DH Labs Air Matrix Interconnects w/ Ultimate RCA plugs, DH Labs Q10 speaker cables (internal biwire), and Absolute Power Cords. I listen to different genres of music: electronica, rock, pop, classical, and jazz.

For two years, ive been driving my fronts from my Arcam AVR100. Then came the opportunity to buy a Roksan Power Amplifier over at Agon. Using my AVR100 as a preamp and the Roksan Caspian as the stereo amp to drive my fronts, I noticed a punchy, energetic, and detailed improvement. The increase in transparency was noticeable. Vocals had more detail and definition. Separation of second voices from the main voice was more obvious. Bass was cleaner and clearer. Violins (and the midrange) however were a tad richer (probably because of increase in bass). On the other hand, this very same quality gave guitars more life and vigor. The presentation wasnt as airy as the Arcam AVR100. Nevertheless, listening to the Roksan Caspian was more enjoyable than the Arcam AVR100. There was no experience of fatigue at all.

As a footnote, I tried placing vibrapods under the Roksan Caspian but decided to remove them since i felt the Caspian sounded more exciting without the pods.

For the price, I got this amp ($500) I am rating it as a Bargain, Giant Killer. For its performance, Im giving it a rating of 4 stars.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2002

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:   www.audiogon.com

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