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.
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.