MONOBLOCK POWER AMPLIFIER
SUPERB AFFORDABLE MUSIC REPRODUCTION
You have heard from others about
the distinct sonic advantages of tube amplification - especially the
improvements noticed with a power amplifier! Now you can own a great new
tube power amp at an affordable price! Call us directly or email us -
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Design & Quality
These amplifiers have been thoughtfully
engineered and meticulously hand assembled in Canada with strict quality
checks done throughout the entire process. This amplifier is a
non-adjustable Fixed Bias, Parallel Push-Pull, Ultra-Linear, Class AB
design. Comprehensive engineering tests are performed and a test report
is filled out for every unit during the burn-in period to ensure proper
performance. For those interested, a copy of this test report is
available. You can see more photos here:
Elite4 Preamp Photos.
This amp can be driven directly from a CD player with excellent results,
eliminating the need for a preamp. Nearly any good quality preamp,
solid state or tube will also work well with this amp. We WOULD NOT
sell anyone an amplifier that didn't perform to our high standards
during listening tests. Our name is on these and we want them to be
right for decades.
Power Output Tubes
- 6AV5GA - A very well manufactured tube, made in the USA, by
Sylvania in Emporium, Pennsylvania in 1984. They are a very robust
design with cathodes as large as a KT88s. From info we have
gathered these are actually 6FW5's labeled as 6AV5GA's. Originally made for demanding
military applications these ideal power tubes provide
unrivalled sonic performance
in the correct audio circuit
at least in our opinion, and we believe yours too once you listen with
Driver Tubes - 12AX7WA's. Some Elite40M versions may use 6N2P-EV (6H2n-EB)
a very high quality, excellent sounding, near 12AX7 equivalent.
Controls - AC Power Switch, and two Level Controls.
Connectors Power: IEC320 Inlet, Input: Gold plated RCA,
Output: 5 way Binding Posts on ¾ centers. A detachable IEC power cord
Circuit Protection There are 9 internal circuit protection
devices to ensure safe operation for all components and users.
Documentation This amplifier comes with a comprehensive owners
Audio Power Output
Greater than 40 Watts RMS or greater than 90 Watts DAP. For more info on
Dynamic Audio Power visit:
Frequency Response - 25 Hz to 22 KHz plus or minus 0.6dB.
- 1.2 volt RMS signal will provide full output.
Input Impedance 100K Ohms.
Output Impedance Comes wired with 4 & 8 Ohm outputs.
Hum and Noise - Less than 1.5 millivolts or minus 56dBv on the
AC Power Requirements North America -120 Volts, 60HZ.
Power Consumption 85 watts idling and not more than 150 watts
at full output.
Dimensions 12.0(305mm)Wide x 8.0(203mm)Deep x 7.5(190mm)High
and weighs 30 Lbs. (13.6KG).
Transformers All three, 1 power and 2 output are Canadian made to Ideal
Innovations specifications and have been Hi-Pot tested at 1500 volts.
The output transformers use M6 laminations, feature special interleaving and have screen taps at 43%.
The power transformer and all AC components are UL & CSA approved.
Chassis All custom made heavy gauge sheet metal finished in black textured
powder coat for maximum durability and good appearance.
Small Components Resistors are all ceramic flameproof and rated at 1 watt or more
regardless of actual load and capacitors are all high quality for long
life. Level control potentiometers are full size, not those little
cheapies that wear out after a while. All tube sockets are ceramic with
good quality pin sockets.
Serviceability Should the situation ever arise, this
amplifier can be repaired in minutes, not hours. Take a look in
the photos and youll see a very high quality PC Board that is made of an
electrically rated 0.062" thick fiberglass with 2.5 ounce solder
masked copper cladding.
This Circuit Board is easily accessed from both sides and has no hot
tube sockets or hot components mounted to it like many other brands. Instead
everything is hand wired to the PC board which is also fully hand
soldered to ensure perfect connections. We would like to
think we did our homework here too.
All Canadian customers
will have to pay GST and in Ontario 13% HST (taxes).
Warranty - The Elite40M
amplifier comes with a LIFETIME GOOD PERFORMANCE GUARANTEE on
everything. This warranty is subject to the terms and
conditions of our Warranty policy as posted on our website.
Returns A full description of our return policy is posted on
email us here
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