Copland launches CTA408

Hybrid integrated amplifier with valve power output stages

One event that really caught our eye at last year’s busy Hi-Fi Show Live was the unveiling of Copland’s CTA408 hybrid integrated amplifier that utilises both valve and solid-state circuitry. Unlike many other manufacturers, Copenhagen-based Copland prefers to do things differently and the CTA408 is based around an arrangement using the latest KT150 output valves and its own output transformers, offering a power stage rated a 2x 75W into 4 and 8ohm that’s equipped with a special startup procedure designed to prolong valve life. 

Measuring 435 x 220 x 460mm (WxHxD) and weighing 26kg, it offers four line-level inputs and a tape loop, plus
a fully shielded phono stage that has dedicated moving-magnet and moving-coil inputs and a solid-state circuitry design said to use 100+ discrete components. A dedicated Class A headphone amplifier is also built in, and the 6.35mm jack output is located on the right side panel of the chassis. Available with black or silver fronted finishes, it’s available in the UK via Absolute Sounds for £6,398. Click here for more info.