Audion Sterling Anniversary stereo is hard wired point to point using better graded components and & larger Audion wound output transformers (EI96) hand built. This pentode based EL34 stereo amp uses a small amount of 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.
This combination makes for smooth transients, good signal handling and tight response curves. There is an audible difference with the Anniversary products, due to the larger transformers and better grade components over the Mk1 printed circuit board models
This Sterling is suited for use with loudspeakers of 89db or better efficiency. Ideally matched with our range of Proton cables. The amp delivers 12 watts into 8 ohms. It can be changed internally to work with 4 ohm loudspeakers too. Options are available for this model, see upgrade options at end.
Having a volume control on the front and stereo inputs on the rear means that a pre-amplifier is not necessary with this unit. The amp is auto biased. It will take almost any EL34 (Unit is supplied with Electro Harmonix tubes)
The Sterling is a good entry level hard wired (Air Wired©) Class A power amplifier, sonically very airy with good response. Integrated option (5 Stereo inputs is available)
The Sterling 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 Electro Harmonix EL34 and Russian New old stock 6H1N as a driver and input tubes.
|Power:||2x12 Watts Class A into 8 Ohms at 240V AC||Load:||8 Ohm Nominal|
|Distortion @ 1 Watt:||<0.1% No Feedback||Frequency Response:||14 Hz - 40 KHz ca. 1db|
|Sensitivity:||Variable >200 mV Full output||Noise:||< (CCIR) - 85 db|
|Consumption:||140 Watts||Tubes:||2 x EL34, 2 x 6H1N|
|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|