The Single-Ended-A Stereo poweramplifier E3 is built in pursuit of a goal that is common to all VALVET amplifiers: the transmission of music free from artefact or manipulation, music that stimulates the senses!
A simple but well-thought-out circuit, short signal paths and the best, reliable components guarantee that your favourite music reaches you directly, thus producing long-term pleasure and satisfaction!
This poweramp delivers 12 watts into 8 Ohms. At first glance this appears to be a bit stingy, but rest assured that these amplifiers are quite cable of delivering the goods even when connected to speakers with 89 dB efficiency. Due to the beefy powersupply the E3 works fine even with demanding speakers. If you prefer sound quality over sound pressure this might be you amplifier.
The E3 power amplifier operates in Single-Ended Class-A mode, with only one transistor in the output stage. We believe that the common practice to employ several transistors in parallel required to produce a higher output is detrimental to the sound quality.Massive 500 VA toroidal transformer with separate windings for left and right channel. Mechanical and energetical harmonization. Finest ingredients like discrete Op-Amps, pure silver wiring, WBT NextGen Hardware, Alto Extremo feet.
|Connections:||Massive RCA input sockets + XLR inputs, input imdedance 50 kOhm massive binding posts for speaker cable (plugs or spades), IEC power socket (allows for experiments with different power cables), WBT NextGen In- and Output connectors|
|Amplification:||12 Watts into 8 Ohms, 20 Watts into 4 Ohms|
|Dimensions:||445 x 80 (incl. feet) x 310, W x H x D in [mm]|
|Case:||all aluminum, black anodised and powder coated, thickness 2 – 20 mm|
|Front:||silver or black anodized, chromed at extra charge|
|The sound:||neutral, balanced, very musical and simply right|