Thursday, April 15, 2021

Absolare Hybrid Mono Amplifier

 

€66000 /pr

Signature version €85000 /pr

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Thursday, March 18, 2021

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Friday, February 26, 2021

Rike Audio Natalija III Signature Phono Stage












Natalija III has been significantly improved on numerous points compared to the predecessor, which was equally highly praised by end customers, trade and trade press:

-Completely revised circuit design

-New board layout with enlarged mass surface and optimized mass guidance for exemplary calm in the sound image

-Newly developed and optimized Rike Audio electrolytic capacitors for higher efficiency and extremely fast signal processing

-Novel inner wiring made of innovative material mix (silk, cotton, paper) for highest signal purity

-Completely new, extremely solid aluminum housing with 2,5 mm thick front and back and elaborate internal struts to minimize parasitic resonances

-Even higher quality Lundahl transmitters specially made for Rike Audio (MC version)

-Specially made for Rike Audio, extremely high-quality and sound neutral DIP switch for even more extensive adjustment options plus extra base for resistance value and type as desired (MC version)

-Intensive cleaning and sealing of sound-relevant components like RCA, tube pins and tube base with Audiotop Connect workstation to minimize corrosion and transition resistance and maintain maximum signal integrity

As before, the Natalija circuit is based on two Type 6 HM5 (EC900) tubes per stereo channel. This widespread and therefore inexpensive RF triode is great for sophisticated audio applications. Why is she still extremely rarely found in hi-fi devices? Because their implementation requires an exceptional level of circuit work and know-how. On top of that, we have managed to transform the already very solid 6 HM5 in principle into a real long life tube that will give its owner many thousand hours of uncloudy listening pleasure.

Natalija III is available in three versions, as a pure MM level and in MM / MC version with extensive adaptation options to optimally operate virtually any moving magnetic and moving coil pickup. We have developed Natalija 3 Signature for the highest quality standards.

-Inputs: 1 x MM or 1 x MM + 1 x MC (RCA / RCA)

-Output: 1 x (RCA / RCA)

-Input impedance: 47 kohm (mm)

-Amplification factor: 41 dB (MM)

-Exquisite Lundahl transmitters specially made for Rike Audio in the MC branch

-Extreme flexibility thanks to switchable MC amplification (+ 20 dB or + 26 dB) and MC impedance (20, 50, 100, 200, 500 ohms) plus extra - Socket for soldering any desired resistance value

-Matched 6 HM5 quartet for lowest noise and perfect channel symmetry

-Individually measured resistors and capacitors for high precision passive RIAA equalization (+/- 0,3 dB)

-6 HM5 quartet individually matched for each device for negligible noise, lowest microphone and perfect channel symmetry

-Unsurpassed component quality incl. in-house Rike audio capacitors and extremely tightly tolerated measuring resistors

-Oversized, low noise, four-stage power supply

-Contact proof ceramic tube base

-Hard gold plated entry and exit terminals

-Finest craftsmanship Made in Germany

-Dimensions: 29,5 x 31 x 25,5 cm (W x H x D)

-Warranty: 2 years (except tubes)

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Goldenberg Maestro































The Goldenberg Maestro takes you one step ahead in analogue tracking technology. It is the result of our experience in material sciences and their influence on sound reproduction.

The MC-generator features a Micro-Ridge stylus tip on a most rigid sapphire cantilever. It is integrated into a ruthenium coated bronze structure and covered by a three-dimensional machined housing, coated with pure gold. It is integrated into an extra-heavy bronze structure and covered by a three-dimensional machined housing, coated with pure gold.

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Eisteddfod

 
A new highend brand is coming to the market very soon.

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Wizard Ultimate update



























The latest:

Eisteddfod pre and amp
Coda System SV & S150
Oks Reference System
HSE Swiss Masterline 7 inside, login and check out the inside on the CHF 80,000 phono stage.


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To be a member price is US $100, this includes a lifetime membership access to Ultimate and technical support - for example system matching and buy help from an expert.


For security login, you need to have a Gmail email account.

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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Tchernov Pro USB A-B digital IC

 














We are proud to introduce the first official 2021 release – the limited (500 sets) batch of Pro USB A-B digital interconnect cable.

This new from the ground up, high-speed USB 2.0 cable is specially designed for high-bandwidth (up to 32 bit/768 kHz PCM/DSD512) and multichannel Hi-Res Audio digital data transfer. It builds on our latest groundbreaking innovation - the Diverged Signal & Power Lines (DSPL) architecture.

DSPL ensures a multiple reduction of both EM radiation and susceptibility to radio interference, thus providing a nearly ideal loss-free transmission channel.

The spacious signal & power lines straddling decreases interference to a minimum value especially at high transmission rates, while the individual X-Shield® systems protect from external EM field influence over the digital data flow. Such a radical solution eliminates transmission errors while providing noise free power for external USB devices.

Each signal & power line is double jacketed with low-loss SPVC for long-term dielectric stability and elastic SPVC with high decrement for mechanical strength and efficient absorption of acoustic noise and vibrational loads.

Immaculate CNC machined aluminium USB A-B holders encasing gold plated high purity copper contacts complete the efficient shielding and demonstrates the meticulous attention to detail that defines all our products. 

The new Pro USB A-B IC sets the definitive standard for contemporary high-rate digital file presentation and precision craftsmanship. All digital components, connected with the Pro USB A-B IC, perform with a breathtaking analytic definition and unequalled analog realism.

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Thursday, January 7, 2021

Monday, January 4, 2021

Purity Audio Design Master Reference Linestage

 The multi award winning Reference linestage continues to get better.  We have now paired our amazing DHT (300B or 2A3) input stage with the award winning Reference linestage. 

The Purity Master Reference is a Class A linestage fitted with a DHT front end based on our unique Harmonia DHT input circuit and is the result of years of intensive research directed at attaining the most accurate reproduction of recorded music.  Unique topology and application of the most advanced technological resources and processes bring the Purity Master Reference to a threshold of excellence in sound reproduction.  To add to the main features, the Master Reference now contains 4 completely isolated power supplies. We are using a dedicated power supply for each of the two tube stages as well as for the filaments and remote system. The output stage power supply utilizes a choke input design based around the 274B rectifier.

The balanced version of the Master Reference utilizes transformer coupling at both the input and output. Transformer coupling output results in a low output impedance making the Purity Reference a versatile unit that is capable of driving both solid state and vacuum tube amplifiers with input impedances as low as 600 ohms. Extraordinary transparency of perceived sound which in turn assures the recreation of a three dimensional soundstage.

The Master Reference now incorporates the ultra clean SonicCap capacitors in both the DHT input stage as well as the 6SN7 output stage. Tube filament power is now supplied by a high quality, highly regulated DC supply for the quietest possible presentation.

The Master Reference features a very short clean signal path and uses LDR technology for the attenuation.


Topology

We have taken our Harmonia DHT tube stage and utilized it as the input stage for the Master Reference. Input signal is fed directly into the grids of the DHT tubes. The output of this stage is then fed to the Bent Audio volume control system using the resistor//relay based volume control modules. The volume control then routes the signal to our Reference 6SN7 circuit. 

Balanced Version

1 set of balanced inputs, 2 sets of unbalanced inputs and 1 set Bluetooth input. One set balanced outputs and 2 sets single ended output. When an unbalanced input is selected, the signal still passes through the input transformer maintaining a low output impedance as well as the resolution and transparency transformer coupling is known for.  Single ended outputs also benefit from transformer coupling. 


​Features

- 0 dB negative feedback

- Pure tube design (no transistors)

- LDR attenuation/volume control

- Sonic Cap capacitors

- Latest v5.0 Bluetooth

- Shortest possible signal paths

- Very low output impedance to drive any tube or solid state power amp

- Audiophile grade passive components used in all applications

- Central one-point earth grounding

- Fully hand assembled to insure the highest level of craftsmanship 

- Relay based source selector with no shared grounds

- No common ground between any inputs.

- 100% point to point wired - NO PCB

- Selector switch engages relays located near RCA jacks to switch all inputs

- 2 300B or 2A3 input tubes

- 2 6SN7 or 12AU7 tubes for stereo line-amplification

- Regulated DC filament supply for signal tubes

- Balanced output transformers (balance version)

- Balanced input transformers  (balance version)

- Premium internal signal cable 

- 1 pair XLR balanced inputs

- 2 pair RCA single ended inputs (transformer coupled)

-  sets XLR balanced outputs

- 2 sets RCA single ended outputs (transformer coupled)

- All 4 sets of outputs active at all times allowing for multiple configurations for bi-amping or use of an active subwoofer(s)

- Neutrik/Swiss - XLR chassis connectors

- Remote Control for Volume, Balance, Mute,  & display off

- Chassis material: Aluminum

- Chassis finish: Black anodize

- Equipped with high quality IEC AC power cord

- Made in USA

- Three years parts and labor warranty. 90 days on supplied tubes


Specifications

DHT input stage

Class "A", Zero feedback, 6SN7 output stage

Circuit gain: 15dB 

Input impedance: 100K Ω

Output impedance: 600 single ended <180 Ω balanced

Recommended output load: >2000 ohms

Frequency response: 13Hz-35kHz -1dB

AC Power Requirements : 117/220/230/240 volts (factory wired)

Fuse: 2A amp fast blow (1/4" x 1-1/4")

Tube lineup : 2x 300B or 2A3 - 2x 6SN7 or 12AU7 - 1x 274B

Dimensions : 17" Wide x 16" Deep x 8" High


Power Supplies


DHT Input Stage

- High current toroidal transformer

- Choke filtered power supply 

- Plate choke on each DHT


6SN7 Line Output Stage

- Choke input filtered power supply

- 274B/5U4 rectifier

- DC Regulated filament supplies   (one per tube)

Dedicated power supply for remote system


Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Saturday, December 5, 2020

Wadax Atlantis Reference Server





Channel D Lino C 2.2

 

New improvements in 2020 production (Q2 and later, designated Lino C 2.2)

Each active device handling the audio signal chain now has its own additional local, ultra low ESR, low inductance bulk storage located less than 2 millimeters away from each device. This improves dynamics and channel separation (which already were excellent) and slightly reduces harmonic distortion. All other active devices supporting other circuit functions (signal level detection, active input stage class A biasing) each have additional ultra low ESR, low inductance bypass.

Why wasn’t this done previously? Selecting high performance components for power supply bypassing matters a lot, and during initial production of the Lino C 2.0 we were still in the process of evaluating dozens of different new MLC capacitors from different manufacturers, selecting for low ESR, inductance and DC bias sensitivity and eventually found some that were substantially better than others, that is, better enough to make a difference. These are all new components that only became available relatively recently. It wouldn’t have been worth it to blindly incorporate such parts without actual testing: spec sheets don’t provide the kind of information needed. Picking parts without careful testing might not have made any difference in the performance of the Lino C. In the process of this testing we found new parts that were absolutely perfect for the Lino C, and updated the PCB layout accordingly to accommodate them.

There is now full isolation of the signal return path for the unbalanced outputs from the rest of the PCB directly to the driver circuitry, and greater isolation of pin 1 for the balanced outputs. There are additional circuit protection devices on all outputs, and better isolation of all inputs and outputs from EMI and RF. The galvanic isolation of the power regulation board is improved, as is the battery management.

Due to improvements to the main circuit board, the impedance of the passive part of the RIAA network has been reduced by over a factor of 3 compared to the original 2.0 version. Lower impedance reduces the effect of capacitor dissipation which in terms of sound quality improves clarity and definition, while also slightly improving SNR. The lower impedance also allowed upgrading the active RIAA amplifier to a lower noise and lower distortion design. The revised 4-layer PCB improves loop current management, improving channel separation and reducing distortion. The RIAA accuracy is improved. Finally the RIAA board now has its own class A auto-bias circuit, since we found that was beneficial on the main circuit board, as well.


Saturday, November 21, 2020

Coda Technologies S20


The S20 amplifier is a precision device, designed in an effort to provide the listener with unmatched sound quality through superb design and construction.

Precision Bias Class A/AB operation, 200 watts x 2 into 8 Ohms, 400 watts x 2 into 4 Ohms, providing a max output power of 10 watts Class A (into an 8-ohm load) per channel.

In bridged mode, both channels act as one amplifier providing a maximum output power of 800 watts @ 8 Ohms.

1 Ohm load stable

Double-sided gold-plated circuit boards

Frequency Response: -3dB @ DC to 100kHz

Distortion: < 0.04% from 10Hz to 20kHz

Gain: 26dB

Noise: Less than 120dB referenced to rated output

Maximum current: 60 Amperes peak per channel

Input Impedance: 50k Ohms unbalanced/1k Ohms balanced

Output Impedance: 0.04 Ohms from 20Hz to 20kHz

The main power supply of the amplifier consists of a 1500VA toroidal transformer with independent rectifiers to isolate the channels from one another.

80.000 uF of total capacitance provide effective filtering.

The topology and component selection is built on the foundation established by the System 100.

Balanced interconnections are provided to take advantage of their greater noise rejection as in the System 100.

Dimensions: 44.5x15x32 cm (LxHxP)

Weight: 21 kg

Made in USA

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

 

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Analog Audio Design TR-1000





































Here is the final design of the customer version of the TR-1000.
Now production of the pre-series, we are approaching the goal.

Monday, October 26, 2020