Audion Silver Night 300B SET Integrated Headphone Amp and Media Center
Exclusively imported by True Audiophile
Audion spent the more than 7 years developing an SET Headphone amp that would be worthy of the Audion name. Trust us, we begged them to jump on the bandwagon and slot in a headphone jack. The refused year after year while quietly building and discarding input and output transformers. Until, finally, they created a SET Headphone amp sounds and works like an Audion Stereo SET. Its a remarkable unit.
This is a new breed for Audion. Perhaps one of the finest headphone amps on the planet and certainly one of a rare few that is an SET. The transformer has 5 output impedances: 8, 32 150 300 and 600 ohm of which the 8 ohm tap outputs about 7 watts.
There is an optional balanced XLR input/output board which can be fitted as well for XLR requirements and for speaker outputs. All XLR and Headphone 6.3mm sockets are Neutrik.
Audion Silver Night Anniversary amplifiers are all hand built. The Silver Night Stereo range can reproduce subtleties and nuances in music that cannot be found in other amps of this price. Auto biased and have very conservative watt ratings which is equal to almost twice their rating if tested by competitors methods.
Audion Silver Night Anniversary 300B amplifier is hand built and hard wired (Air Wired©). Audion avoids the use of Chinese components where possible. This triode based stereo amp uses no (zero) feedback in the design.
The new 300B Headphone Integrated Amplifier can be customized for just about any headphone. Driving them to potentials you never though they could achieve.
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 95db or better efficiency. The amps deliver 7 watts into 8 ohms from a 300B.
Being an Integrated you get 4 Stereo inputs. The chassis is black powder coated aluminum as is the transformer cover. The top plate and badge are mirror finished stainless steel.
The 300B gives a superior sonic performance from a well know tube. As the Audion brand name is so well known this is based on their most popular selling amp in their line-up. The one that wins hearts and minds.The headphone version of the Audion Silver Night Anniversary is now 6th Generation product, originally being sold in 1987. It was rated "Amp of the year in Japan" and has rave customer and professional reviews.
Components of the Audion components:
- Transformers and chokes are design and handmade by Audion: Mains, chokes and output transformers.
- Superior quality parts sourced from Europe or the US. Even the capacitors are made to Audion’s exacting specifications.
- Chassis’ are finished in-house which includes powder coating and electroplating to ensure quality.
- Special voicing of Audion amplifiers requires every part be meticulously designed to meet their standards.
- Every component is hand built usually point to point. Once burned in they listen again in case they are not satisfied before releasing each unit.
Warranty: 2 years. Tubes 6 months.
Audion Silver Night Anniversary 300B Specifications:
Power: 2 x 7 Watts Class A into 8 Ohms at 120V AC
Load: 4 – 8 Ohm Nominal
5 output impedances: 8, 32 150 300 and 600 ohm
Distortion @ 1Watt: <0.1% No Feedback
Frequency Response: 10 – 35 KHz ±3 db
Sensitivity: Variable >150mV Full output
Noise: < (CCIR) – 90 db
Consumption: 152 Watts
Tubes: 2 x 300B, 2 x 6H1N-EB/E88CC
Size - 16.5in deep, 9in wide and 7.4in tall - Less tubes Weight 31 lbs
Fuses - Power 4A / 120V