Audion Sterling Anniversary stereo is hard wired point to point using higher grade components and larger, hand-built, Audion wound output transformers (EI96).
Auto biased. Will take almost any EL34 (supplied with Electro Harmonix tubes) delivers a conservative 12 CLEAN watts into 8 ohms. Has the power of competitors boasting 24-30W.
This next level 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 pentode based EL34 stereo amp uses a small amount of feedback in the design.
The Sterling is a very conservative rated power amplifier and musical straight out of the box. 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 one and a half to two times its price.
This Sterling is suited for use with loudspeakers of 89db or better efficiency.
Warranty: Tubes 6 months.
Power: 2 x 12 Watts Class A into 8 Ohms at 230V AC
Load: 8 Ohm Nominal
Distortion @ 1 Watt: 40KHz ±1 db
Sensitivity: Variable >200mV Full output
Noise: < (CCIR) – 85 db
Consumption: 140 Watts
Tubes: 2 x EL34, 2 x 6H1N
Size: 42cm deep, 23cm wide and 19cm tall – Less tubes