*Note: Silver Edition adds silver wiring within the signal path.
Now with WBT Speaker Terminals!!
This amp redefines what a 300B can do. After many years of designing loads of output transformers trying to force the 300B into linearity, Audion perfected it. This amp is literally loved by customers from the pickiest possible to studio owners and musicians. It sheer elegance in musical performance, with a top and bottom that mirror that liquid midrange a 300B is known for - the Audion 300B Special Edition gets out BEST in CLASS Award. -- TA
Reviews are coming in and reviewers are in love with the new Special Edition with its specially designed and built transformers which overcome traditional issues with the 300B.
"...the overall experience was to make me want to listen more. I don’t want to overstate the case, but I sat down to listen to two cuts and ended up listening to the whole album. The Audion Silver Night Special Edition is an amp that some would call a music lover’s amp, but it is more than that. It is an amp that lets you experience the soul of the music." Dagogo Magazine 2015 - Jack Roberts Read the entire review here
"If you enjoy greater transparency and more emotional content from your music you should experience what a single-ended triode amplifier can really do..and if you are considering investing in a quality valve amplifier with 21st century looks and reliability, … the Audion Silver Night Special Edition deserves to be placed pretty high up on your audition list. … Lucious, transparent midband combined with a sweet treble have been enhanced by excellent choice of components, solid silver point-to-point wiring, ultra clean power supplies and superb matching of high-quality transformers, wound in-house.
The traditional weakness of triodes has been transformed, and in particular strong bass abilities are genuinely very impressive.
Thoroughly recommended." -- HiFi Choice (top) UK Audio Magazine 2015 Read the entire review here
Audion took their award-wining 300B amplifier and completely redesigned it. From its new circuit to specially designed 300B output transformers, it totally eliminates any 300B shortcoming. Excellent bass, superb sub bass, fast paced and fabulous dynamics along with brilliant transient response.
More headroom, about 35% in fact. Frequency response with included tubes is 8hz - 32Khz +/-3 db or 17hz - 24Khz flat line. 8.2 watts Pure Class A per channel. Quite possibly unlike any 300B you’ve ever heard.
Completing this sonic feat is an all new chassis design by one of Europe’s top designers.
The Audion Silver Night 300B Special Edition are all hard wired and hand built. This amplifier was a huge hit at the August 2014 California Audio Show. No one could believe the sound. Attendees came back again and again to marvel at this new amp's dynamics. Other exhibitors came into the room asking to replace their expensive 300B amp with an Audion Special Edition. No one could believe how linear this amp makes a 300B tube. Aside from brute force, the 300B Special Edition reproduces subtleties and nuances in music that cannot be found in other amps of this price. Auto biased and a very conservative watt ratings which is equal to almost twice their rating if tested by competitors methods.
NOTE: Exclusive to USA Models. The driver section is specifically designed for the US market to provide fuller sound. Better impact, speed and attack. Only the US model has a 5687 driver section.
This triode based stereo amp uses no (zero) feedback in the design.
The Audion Silver Night range of amplifiers are the best known of the Audion products, and the ones that have won most awards, notably amp of the year in Japan 2010. The SN 300B hard wired was the amp originally reviewed by Sam Tellig that put Audion’s name onto the map.
This Audion Silver Night Anniversary is best suited for use with loudspeakers of 92db or better efficiency.
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 300B amp comes with JJ300B tubes.
The 300B gives a good overall sonic performance from a well know tube. Ohm tapping requires specially winding the output transformers can be changed on request, FREE. Either 4/8 Ohm speaker terminals or 8/16 Ohm. Please state preference when ordering. As the Audion brand name is so well known this is one of the most popular selling amp in our line-up and the one that wins hearts and minds of customers and reviewers. The current Audion Silver Night Special Edition is now a 6th Generation product, originally being sold in 1987. It was rated "Amp of the year in Japan" and has rave customer and professional reviews.
All Audion Stereo Amps are available as an integrated which provides 5 inputs and tape. Volume remote is also an option.
Components of the Audion components:
*Silver Edition: This Option has all Silver in the audio path (except naturally the output transformers). Silver RCA jacks, Silver internal interconnect, silver audio path
Warranty: 2 years. Tubes 6 months.
Power: 2 x 8.2 Watts Class A into 8 Ohms at 120V AC
Load: 4 – 8 Ohm Nominal
Distortion @ 1Watt: <0.1% No Feedback
Frequency Response: 8-34KHz ±3 db
Sensitivity: Variable >150mV Full output
Noise: < (CCIR) – 90 db
Consumption: 152 Watts
Tubes: 2 x 300B, 1 x 6H23N 1 x 5687
Size - 16.5in deep, 9in wide and 7.4in tall - Less tubes Weight 31 lbs
Fuses - Power 4A , 1A/ 120V
Reviews for Audion Silver Night Anniversary 300B Special Edition
From Dagogo Magazine 2015
"...the overall experience was to make me want to listen more. I don’t want to overstate the case, but I sat down to listen to two cuts and ended up listening to the whole album. The Audion Silver Night Special Edition is an amp that some would call a music lover’s amp, but it is more than that. It is an amp that lets you experience the soul of the music." Dagogo Magazine 2015 - Jack Roberts Read the full review here