Temple Audio Monoblock

The temple audio Monoblock is completely made in the North west of England.
It is a very high quality compact mono amplifier that can be used to provide 70W audiophile quality sound on any HiFi speaker.

The primary characteristic of the Monoblock is transparency. It has very low distortion and a linear frequency response making it suitable for professional studio use as well as in the home.
Its ultra high efficiency means that it doesnt get hot, and will run reliably for many decades. The build quality is solid and robust, with 24K gold plated connectors and body panels machined from aircraft grade aluminium.

NEW FOR 2017 the latest version of the monoblock has higher maximum power output without compromising the quality.
It has a higher input impedance making it more compatible with valve and passive preamps.
Another feature on the 2017 version of the monoblock is an optional balanced XLR input instead of than the conventional single ended RCA/Phono input.


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At the heart of the temple audio Monoblock is state of the art fully balanced digital technology which avoids many of the drawbacks and compromises of previous amplifier technologies.

Because the power transistors work digitally, there is no possibility of crossover distortion that is common on class AB amplifiers and yet the efficiency is much higher.

Higher efficiency means more power goes to the speakers rather than being converted to heat inside the amplifier. Running cooler allows a smaller form factor, but also lower background noise and better long term reliability.

Critical to the performance of any digital amplifier is the output stage. The monoblock uses Temple Audios proprietary output stage where each inductor is modified and wound by hand to give optimal linearity within the audio band.

The dual mono configuration means the load on the power supply is reduced by half. Improving dynamic performance and crosstalk.

2017 Monoblock Full Specification
Total Harmonic Distortion: 0.005%
Power Efficiency 94%
RMS Power Output 70W (100W) *
Signal to Noise Ratio: >110dB
Output Type: Bridge Tied Load
Speaker Load Impedance: 3 - 8 Ohms
DC Offset: < 20mV
Idle Power Draw: <2.5W
Frequency Response: 5hZ - 28khZ**
Signal Input type: Line level AC Coupled
Power Supply Input: 17V - 32V DC
Single Ended (RCA) Input
Input Sensitivity: 800mV
Input Impedance: 50K
Voltage Gain: 26dB***
Balanced (XLR) Input
Input Sensitivity: 800mV
Input Impedance: 50K
Voltage Gain: 20dB

*The Amplifier itself is rated at 100W. But the standard power supply limits the power to 70W.
**Flat within 1dB.
*** Equivalent to gain level 2 on the old model.

The temple Audio Monoblock is made entirely in the North West of England. By keeping a tight control over all of our manufacturing processes we ensure the best possible standards for our customers. For us, 'made in England' is not just a marketting point, its the key to making good quality products.

The complete enclosure for the monoblock is machined in house at Temple Audio from aircraft grade aluminium in our CNC workshop. Metal stock is sourced from the manchester area. As is the aqua blast surface finish and the annodising. The blank circuit boards are manufactured in Staffordshire to the highest international standards with state of the art quality control procedures. They are produced on the same production line as Military and Aerospace boards.

The components used on the Monoblocks are mostly from Japan. Nichicon Electrolytic capacitors, Panasonic thin film resistors, and solid polymer tantalum capacitors. We use some German made WIMA caps in the output filter and the ferrite for our output filter is also sourced from Europe, before being modified and wound by Temple Audio here in England.

  • Gold plated, heavy weight military spec PCB.
  • Luxury Aqa blasted annodised finish.
  • High quality, high tolerance Gold Plated Connectors.
  • 3 Year Warranty
  • Completely Hand Made in the UK.

Assembly and installation of the circuit boards is also done in house at Temple Audio. Finally, comprehensive performance and stress testing of the amplifiers is performed.

The Monoblocks are very simple to install and use in any audio system. Connect a signal to its input, connect your speaker to its output and switch it on.

There are no adjustments on the monoblock it is set up precisely by our engineers for transparent linear audio reproduction of the audio track as it was originally recorded.

The monoblocks will work with any conventional passive or active pre amp, the high input impedance provides easy matching with the rest of the system, producing excellent results in all situations.

System examples

  • Works with valve, passive or solid state pre amps
  • Can be connected directly to a sound source which has volume adjustment.
  • Upgrade an existing integrated amp by using the pre outs.
  • Bi or Quad Amping.
  • Multi Channel systems.
  • Concealed systems.

Signal Input Options

The monoblocks can be purchased with either an RCA/Phono connector for single ended input, or an XLR input connector for systems using balanced signals.

Balanced audio signals use two conductors for the signal circuit and a separate ground connection. With this type of connection noise picked up by the cable is cancelled out and potential ground loop issues are often eliminated. Which makes it particularly suited to noisy environments or complex systems like studios.

The amplifier topology inside the 2017 Monoblocks is fully balanced. So if you use the balanced input, then the audio signal remains balanced all the way to the speakers.

Colours

The monoblocks have an exquisite aqua blasted finish, annodised in either silver or black.

Standard Power Supply

The Temple Audio Monoblock uses an external power supply.
As standard it comes with a quality switch mode Power supply to meet the specifications above. It is an inline type of power supply not a plug top supply.

  • Powerpax UK Switch mode PSU
  • 24V 3A for 70W output
  • Suitable for worldwide use
  • Comes with a mains plug for your country
  • Standard 2.1mm DC socket

Power Supply Upgrades

The amplifier will accept between 18V and 32V and the power scales accordingly.

Its high efficiency makes it ideal for battery power as well as linear power supplies. We have added the option to purchase the Monoblocks with our without a power supply in our store. In case you want to use your own power supplies.



The Temple Audio 2017 Monoblock is backed up by a UK company, with full warranty and after sales support.

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