Empress

Photography by Jess Thomas

Available finishes

Fascia - Anodised Aluminium / Black Acrylic

Top Plate - Anodised Aluminium / Black Anodised Aluminium

Current models

Empress

Empress Low Gain

Empress Silver

Empress Silver Low Gain

Empress Silver Signature

Empress Silver Signature Low Gain

Details

The Audio Note (UK) Empress Mono Power Amplifiers are Pure Class A Parallel Singled Ended valve amplifiers that use a pair of the highly regarded 2A3 triode valves per channel, producing a level of performance that is radically superior to the vast majority of current designs.

 

They have been specifically engineered for sonic performance rather than technical specification, and fulfil all Audio Note (UK) Level 3 criteria: -

 

Pure Class A operation

Zero Negative Feedback

Single Ended Output Stage

Valve Rectification

Directly Heated Triode operation

Materials and component quality

The Silver version builds upon the already superb performance of the standard EMPRESS, and features the following additions: -

 

Audio Note 1 Watt Tantalum film resistors

IHiB C-core output transformers

The Silver Signature version builds upon the already superb performance of the standard EMPRESS, and features the following additions: -

 

Audio Note 2 Watt Tantalum film resistors

SHiB C-core output transformers

Technical Specifications

INPUT IMPEDANCE

INPUT SENSITIVITY

MAXIMUM OUTPUT

CHANNEL BALANCE

VALVE COMPLEMENT

UNIT WEIGHT

UNIT DIMENSIONS

 

MAINS INPUT

MAX. POWER CONSUMPTION

NOTE

100KOhm

115mV for full output

8 Watts RMS  per channel into 4 or 8 Ohm loads

+/- 0.3dB

2 x 5R4GY (1 per chassis)

4 x 2A3 (2 per chassis)

2 x 6SN7 (1 per chassis)

20kg (per amplifier)

195mm (h) x 205mm (w) x 500mm (d) (per amplifier)

AC 100-120V / 220-240V  50/60Hz

200 Watts

 

Due to Audio Note (UK)'s ongoing research and development program, specifications are subject to change without notice.

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