Audion Sterling stereo is built on a quality substrate pcb (printed circuit board) as with all our amps they are 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.
The Sterling is a very under rated power amplifier, being musical straight out of the box. The Mk1 version is set at a low price to get people into the door, it’s aimed at people who want to try a tube amplifier but who are on a tight budget. Sound wise however it ticks all the right boxes, sounding much better than its price suggests.
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.
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 printed circuit board Class A power amplifier at a very keen price point. Integrated option (5 Stereo inputs is available).
|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 - 34 KHz ca. 1db|
|Sensitivity:||Variable >200 mV Full output||Noise:||< (CCIR) - 85 db|
|Consumption:||130 Watts||Tubes:||2 x EL34, 1 x 5687, 1 x 6H1N|
|Size:||42cm deep 23cm tall and 19cm tall less tubes||Weight:||11kgs|
|Fuses:||Power 2A / 240V HT 500 mA / 240V||Warranty:||2 years / tubes 6 months|