Sterling Plus Anniversary KT88 Parallel Single Ended Mono-block Hard wired AUDION
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Audion Sterling Plus Anniversary Parallel single ended hard wired point to point using better graded components and & larger Audion wound output transformers (EI96) hand built. This pentode based KT88 stereo amp uses a small amount of feedback in the design. The chassis is black powder coated aluminium as is the transformer cover. The top plate and badge are mirror finished stainless steel. This is a mono-block design (1 amp per channel)
This larger output power amp. is better suited for more difficult loads, the KT88 is a robust tube that has a good overall sonic performance.
This Sterling is suited for use with loudspeakers of 85db or better efficiency. Ideally matched with our range of Proton cables. The amp delivers 30 watts into 8 ohms. Options are available for this model, see upgrade options at end.
Quality both inside and out
Having a volume control on the front and mono inputs on the rear means that a pre-amplifier is not necessary with this unit, but is advised . The amp is auto biased. It will take almost any KT88 or KT90 or even 6550 tubes (Unit is supplied with JJ KT88 tubes)
The Sterling is a good entry level hard wired (Air Wired©) Class A mono-block power amplifier.
The Sterling parallel single ended is built with components sourced from Europe and the US. Where possible we avoid the use of any Chinese component. Our output transformers are wound in-house to our exacting standards and many of the components are either made by us or specifically for us. We use JJ KT88 and Russian New old stock 6H1N as a driver and input tubes. This Sterling is a powerful mono-block hard wired (Air Wired©) Class A power amplifier. This has both 4 and 8 ohm outputs. Using a parallel single ended design, this amp is designed for power, and at the same time very musical.
2 x 30 Watts Class A into 8 Ohms at 240V AC
Load: 4 – 8 Ohm Nominal
Distortion @ 1Watt: <0.1% No Feedback
Frequency Response: <10Hz to >40KHz ±1 db
Sensitivity: Variable >200mV Full output
Consumption: 160 Watts per mono-block
Noise: < (CCIR) – 85 db
Size: 42cm deep,23cm wide and 19cm tall – Less valves
Weight: 11Kgs per mono-block
Fuses – Power 2A 240V / 3.5A 120V slow blow.
HT. 500mA 240V / 1A 120V Slow blow