Audion Silver Night Anniversary 300B hard wired stereo is our intermediate power amplifier, using the well known 300B tubes or PX25 or even 2A3. These amplifiers are hand built and point to point hard wired (Air Wired©) avoiding the use of Chinese components where possible. This triode based stereo amp uses no (zero) feedback in the design. The chassis is black powder coated aluminum as is the transformer cover. The top plate and badge are mirror finished stainless steel.
The Silver Night range of amplifiers are the best known of the Audion products, and the ones that have won most awards, notably amp of the year in Japan 2010. The SN 300B hard wired was the amp originally reviewed by Sam Tellig that put Audion’s name onto the map.
This Silver Night Anniversary is best suited for use with loudspeakers of 89db or better efficiency. Ideally matched with our range of Proton or Electron cables. The amps deliver 7 watts into 8 ohms from a 300B, 8 watts with a PX25 and 4 watts with a 2A3. Upgrade options are available for this model, see upgrade options at end. Integrated option (5 Stereo inputs is available on all stereo models)
Having a volume control on the front and stereo inputs on the rear means that a pre-amplifier is not necessary with this unit, but is advised . These amps are all auto biased. The 300B amp comes with JJ300B tubes, the PX25.comes with KR PX25 and the 2A3 uses either Sovtek or Electro Harmonix.
The Silver Night Stereo range can reproduce subtleties and nuances in music that can not be found in other amps of this price. The 300B gives a good overall sonic performance from a well know tube, the PX25 delivers slightly more power and presence as well as deeper bass and higher tops, the mid-range is incredibly sweet and controlled. The 2A3 delivers less power and is suited for loudspeakers really over 97db efficiency, they can be used with speakers of less efficiency but will “run out of steam” quicker. The 2A3 is a good amp to use with Horn loudspeakers as it has an extra 2 power supply stages and is quieter (less than 1mV noise). All of these amps are wired for 8 ohms, however they have a 4 ohm tapping that can be changed internally.
The Silver Night Anniversary is built with components sourced from Europe and the US. Where possible we avoid the use of any Chinese component. Our output transformers are wound in-house to our exacting standards and many of the components are either made by us or specifically for us. We use JJ 300B and Russian New old stock 6H1N as a driver and input tubes.
As the brand name is so well known this is the most popular selling amp in our line-up and the one that wins hearts and minds.
The current Silver Night Anniversary is now 5th Generation product, originally being sold in 1987.
|Power:||2x7 Watts Class A into 8 Ohms at 240V AC||Load:||4-8 Ohm Nominal|
|Distortion @ 1 Watt:||<0.1% No Feedback||Frequency Response:||10 - 35 KHz ca. 3db|
|Sensitivity:||Variable >150 mV Full output||Noise:||< (CCIR) - 85 db|
|Consumption:||152 Watts||Tubes:||2 x 300B, 2 x 6H1N- EB/ E88CC|
|Size:||42cm deep 23cm tall and 19cm tall less tubes||Weight:||14kgs|
|Fuses:||Power 2A / 240V HT 500 mA / 240V||Warranty:||2 years / tubes 6 months|