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Item #649267169Info: Wolf Ear Audio Kitoki SET amplifier
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Good North American made SETs are not all that common, let alone one made in Canada, and Minimalist Audio welcomes Wolf Ear Audio into Canada's audio fraternity. The quality, design, finish, and "maturity" of this amp would suggest a fifth or sixth model to be produced, but a first? Wow! Bingo! Andrew at Wolf Ear got it right first product out! But the biggest news isn't the original design or custom built chassis, but it's the sound. Highly resolved, lightning fast, and with an ethereal 3D, highly focused soundstage were one can "see" the performance through their ears.
Such a thing is accomplished by leaving all frills out and concentrating on the one thing that counts, the sound. Simple, but very solid construction, simple point to point wired circuitry, and small production runs make this amp affordable. They are hand built with no compromise in quality. Iron takes up most of the interior of the chassis, but because it's so well ventilated, the amp runs quite cool.
This amp will work best with quality high efficiency speakers which will no doubt make them sound incredible, because the amps dynamics can then flow. If you haven't heard a flea powered SET with it's simple circuitry on a set of well designed efficient single driver speakers, you're missing what may be the pinnacle of home audio.
-Power output: 1.5 Watts RMS. Includes Output taps to 4 and 8 ohm speakers. 16 ohm speakers can use the 8 ohm taps without any consequence to sound quality.
-Frequency response: 20Hz-100kHz, +/-1dB
-Distortion: Less than 2% at full output
-Input Impedance: 100K Ohms (50K with optional stepped attenuator)
-Volume control: Alps Blue Velvet potentiometer
-Input voltage: About 2 Volts for maximum power output
-Driver tube: 6N1P-EV, 6DJ8 or 6922
-Output tube: 6P15P-EV or EL84
-Rectifier tube: EZ81 Power Usage: Less than 80 watts
-Size: 12.60 in.(W) x 8.66in.(D) x 6.25 in.(H) including tubes
-Weight: 17.16 Lb.
-Included With Amplifier: (2) NOS 6N1P-EV, (2) NOS 6P15P-EV, (1) NOS EZ81,
The regular price is $1849 with the included $250 optional 24-step ladder-type attenuator made with military grade resistors.
All packaging and 5 year warranty on amp, and 90 days on tubes.
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