Like our custom 2A3 monos and reference white Kaivalya EL84 monos, the Aries integrated began life as a custom commission. Unlike the two others, this time the client wasn’t a private music lover but hifi distributor. He’d read a review about how the Kaivalyas came into being. Now he was inspired to ask whether we could design for him a low-power amplifier which he would bundle with the Hoyt Bedford line of single-driver speakers he imports to Australia. Their sensitivity requires little power. Their value pricing asked for an equally affordable but quality amplifier. Thus was born the Trafomatic Audio Aries.
Description: It is a class A single-ended triode circuit with, per channel, one EL34 driven by half an ECC81 double triode. There are three inputs and one pre-out to support a subwoofer. Input sensitivity is 0.85Vrms, THD 1.55% at 1 watt. Bandwidth is 10Hz (-2dB) – 40kHz (-3dB). Size is 350 x 220 x 200mm. Weight is 12kg. Following in the footsteps of our special Kaivalya monos, the finish is modern gloss white lacquer.
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Class of operation:
Single-ended class A Output power:2x6W Tubes complement: 2 x EL34, 1 x ECC81 Inputs: CD, Tuner, Aux Speakers output: 8 ohms, preout Headphone output: 20-150 ohms, 1.5 W at 50 ohms Input sensitivity: 0.85Vrms THD: 1.55% – 1W Bandwidth: 10Hz (-2dB) – 40KHz (-3dB) S/N ratio: 88dB Input impedance: 100K Power consumption: 130VA Input voltage: 230V/50Hz (100-120-220-240V available on request) Size: 350 x 220 x 200mm Weight: 12kg
Specifications are subject to change without notice.