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EXPIRED   For Sale Copland Audio CTA408 Tube Integrated Amplifier

AUD $6,900
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AUD $6,900


AUD $9,900

Model Number

CTA408 Tube



Payment Method

EFT, Cash on Pickup


(VIC) Victoria/Australia

Suburb or Town


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Shipping & Pickup Options

Shipping:  Available
Pickup: Available



Reason for Selling

Discontinued model

Further Information

COPLAND CTA408 Integrated Tube Amplifier Black


There is nothing like an excellent tube amplifier. An amplifier that simultaneously offer a midrange that is open and clear, highs with an unconstrained mobility and acceleration, and a deep, tight and free flowing bass reproduction.


The CTA408 Integrated Amplifier is intended for those who prefer the ease of a single chassis amplification, still wanting the performance of separates. It offers such amenities as separate MC and MM phono inputs, Monitoring in/outputs, Headphone amplifier and a startup procedure that vastly prolongs the tube life.

Inside the CTA408.

* Driver stage tubes supported by MOSFET circuitry.

* Numerous individual power supplies, designed to operate with constant power, thereby isolating power stage fluctuations from entering the input stages and eliminating reverse modulation towards the AC supply grid.

* Dedicated Class A headphone amplifier, (speaker output mutes on headphone insertion)

* Excellent J-FET- Phono-amplifier. Active RIAA equalization employing more than one hundred discrete components inside a noise-shielding box of its own.

* The output transformers are Copland in-house design, fine-tuned for optimal power bandwidth. The massive core size of the transformers prevents core saturation, and they are able to transfer full power well below 20Hz to the loudspeakers with a minimum of phase shift. Multiple layers of interleaving wires ensures a superb linearity. The extended high frequency performance reduces the requirements for internal lag compensation after the amplifiers 15dB negative feedback loop is closed.

* The amplifier power plant is based on the KT150 power valves. These valves are a new variant of the legendary 6550/KT88 and in the CTA408, they surely demonstrate that the everlasting sound qualities of tubes can be extended into regions nowadays dominated by solid stage designs.


CTA408 Specifications:


Output power:  2 x 75W into 3 ohms or 8 ohms load.
Nominal speaker impedance:  4 & 8 ohms
Line input impedance:   50 K ohms
Phono input impedance:  47 K ohms (MM) / 50, 100, 470 Ohms (MC)
Line Inputs sensitivity:  250 mV
Phono sensitivity:  3.0 mV (MM) / 0.26 mV (MC)
Frequency response:  5 Hz - 100 kHz -3dB
T.H.D:  Better than 0.9 %
Signal / noise IHF-A):  Better than 90dB
Phase:  Non-Inverting
Global Feedback:  15 dB
Headphone amplifier Section:
Output Impedance:  9 ohms
Gain:  17.5 dB
Frequency response:  10 Hz – 200 kHz / -3dB
Vacuum tubes:  4 pcs. KT150 2 pcs.12BH7 2 pcs. 6072A / 12AY7
Power consumption:  Max.400 W
Dimensions:  435mm (H) x 220mm (H) x 460mm (D)
Shipping weight:  26 Kg.


Hi-Fi News, Review: Ken Kessler "HI-FI NEWS OUTSTANDING PRODUCT"
" The Copland CTA408 isn't just fully-equipped and with perfect usability, it also sounds like £25,000 worth of separates. This just may be the best-value high-end integrated of the decade. I love it.."

Read the full review with the lab test at www.hifinews.com

Hi-Fi Choice, "HI-FI Choice EDITOR'S CHOICE"
 "What it is best seen as is a truly outstanding integrated amp that happens to use valves. Its ability to delight across a huge variety of music, combined with a real-world power output and useful selection of features make this a truly invigorating addition to the roll call of high-end integrated amps and demonstrates just how exceptional the vacuum tube can be in the hands of a company as talented as this one.

Read the full review at www.hifichoice.com

STEREO Magazine, Germany
"With phono stage MM/MC and headphone amplifier perfectly equipped and highly musical, the powerful 25-kilogram giant is one of the most interesting integrated amplifiers of the tube guild – and in general!"

Read the full review with the lab test at https://stereo-magazine.com


Few words from the seller :


COPLAND CTA408 Integrated Tube Amplifier is another incredible capable creation from the Danish hi-fi company with the more then 40 years of experience and tradition.

This tube integrated might be one of the very small number of products that can call itself giant killer( as cheesy as that sounds ) a and actually accomplish that in head to head. Come visit us and hear it for yourself !

Below are the test results from HIFI NEWS tests of CTA408 and  Audio Research Reference 80S Power Amp that is 2.5 times more expensive ( only power amp, you still need good preamp for it to make music ).

Just spare some time and compare the test results! ... you'll find out how robust and amazing CTA408 actually is. 

You want to drive 82dB Magico's ... GO FOR IT !!! ... there is power to spare.




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