LD MK8 SE as preamp for Red Dragon Mk500 power amp

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LD MK8 SE as preamp for Red Dragon Mk500 power amp

Post by Felurian »


Just want to inquire if it's safe to use the MK8 SE to the Red Dragon Audio MK500 power amp? I have read on the manual about the warnings.

Details about the Mk500:
https://www.reddragonaudio.com/collecti ... /m500-mkii

Red Dragon Audio designed the M500MkII with customer feedback at the forefront of the process. Our new design incorporates the most requested features from clients including our latest input section. This custom Input Buffer Section offers flexible input options, remote control functionality and a high input impedance. Increased Input Impedance allows our amps to be paired with all preamplifiers - even the most esoteric tube preamps.

12-Volt DC Trigger input/output connections allows remote power on/off and daisy chaining of multiple components (great for home theater setups and the most energy conscience consumers). XLR or RCA inputs can be selected with a switch on the back panel. The RCA input is converted to a fully balanced signal maintaining the utmost signal linearity. After the signal has been massaged by the Input Buffer Stage it is fed directly into the ICEpower Class-D amplification module.


Proprietary Input Buffer Stage with XLR and RCA Inputs
12-Volt DC Trigger Input and Output allow remote power control
Latest Generation Class-D ICEpower amplifier Technology
500 watts at 4Ω - 250 watts at 8Ω
Max Current Output: 30amps
Dynamic Range: 121dB
Nominal Voltage Gain: 30.7dB
Sensitivity: 1.4Volts
Minimum Load: 3Ω
Short circuit, Thermal & Over-current protection
RoHS compliant
Frequency Response: 20Hz-20kHz ± 0.3db
Typical THD+N 8Ω (10W out) 0.0045%
Selectable Mains: 115V or 230V
Solid Aircraft Grade Extruded Aluminum Chassis rejects EMI/RFI
Universal 5-Way Gold Plated Binding Posts (CE)
5-Year warranty to original owner.
45-Day In Home Trial Period
Dimensions: 16" x 7" x 3"
Weight: 9 lbs
14-awg shielded power cord included (6' length)
Proudly Built in the U.S.A.


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Re: LD MK8 SE as preamp for Red Dragon Mk500 power amp

Post by DavidZheZhe »

You should inquire the builder if the power amp is AC or DC coupled.

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