Audion Sterling KT88 Anniversary Parallel SE Mono Blocks. Hard wired point to point using better grade components and larger, hand-built Audion wound output transformers (EI96). Volume control on front and stereo inputs on the rear means a pre-amplifier is not necessary. Auto biased. Takes almost any KT88 (Unit is supplied with JJ tubes) delivers a conservative 30 CLEAN watts into 8 ohms. Therefore, it has the power of competitors boasting 55-65W.
This Sterling KT-88 Anniversary edition Parallel Single Ended Mono Blocks are designed for greater power while retaining the SE sound. Musical with smooth transients, good signal handling and tight response curves. Anniversary products excel due to the larger transformers and better grade components.
The KT88 mono amps uses a small amount of feedback in the design is a very conservative rated at 30 watts. This larger output power amp is better suited for more difficult loads, the KT88 is a robust tube that has a good overall sonic performance. The Sterling Anniversary is a good entry level hard wired (Air Wired©) Class A power amplifier, sonically very airy with good response. It sounds far better than its price suggests. In most cases competing with products 1.5 – 2x its price point.
This amp is suited for use with loudspeakers of 85db or better efficiency. Ideally matched with Audion range of Proton cables. The chassis is black powder coated aluminum as is the transformer cover. The top plate and badge are mirror finished stainless steel.
Warranty: 2 years. Tubes 6 months.
Power: 30 Watts Class A into 8 Ohms at 120V AC
Load: 4 – 8 Ohm Nominal
Distortion @ 1Watt: Frequency Response: 40KHz ±1 db
Sensitivity: Variable >200mV Full output
Noise: < (CCIR) – 85 db
Consumption: 160 Watts
Tubes: 2 x KT88, 2 x 6H1N per mono
Size – 42cm deep, 23cm wide and 19cm tall – Less tubes Weight 11kgs per mono-block
Fuses – Power 4A / 120V