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PRE-AMPLIFIERS



R Zero/II

The R Zero/II represents a new level in affordable yet high quality analogue reproduction. Never before has a phonostage offered this level of sonic performance, innovative design and component quality at such an affordable price. Sharing the same physical footprint as the rest of our new Zero range, it packs an incredible punch in its diminutive enclosure. Internally, it features a pair of 6112WA miniature dual triodes. Available with brushed aluminium or classic black acrylic facia.


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M1 Line
M1 Phono

M1 Preamplifier Avaliable in Phono and Line only versions. 5 Inputs. remote, 2 Stereo Outputs enabling Bi-amping
ECC88 Phono Stage input valve
ECC82 Line Stage.
6DJ8 second stage











M1 RIAA

Stand alone moving magnet phono stage, based on the M1Phono. No feedback ECC83 + ECC88 dual triode output stage








M2 Line
M2 Line (balanced)
M2 Phono
M2 Phono (balanced)
M2 RIAA

M2 line only or line and phono, remote and/or balanced options

Standard chassis style, high quality, line pre-amplifier with 5 inputs and two outputs. 6SN7 as no feedback anode follower, choke coupled power supply with 6X5 valve rectifier and ECL82 regulator, some Black Gates

The phono version has MM phono input and 4 other inputs, ECC83/12AX7 in first stage of phono with passive equaliser and 6DJ8 second stage feeding 6SN7 line stage, all no feedback, power supply with choke smoothing, 6X5 rectifier and ECL82 regulator.






M3 Line
M3 Phono
M3 RIAA

M3 line only or line and phono options

Level Three line pre-amplifier with 5687 line stage and Audio Note™ tantalum resistors, simplified choke smoothed 6X5 rectified power supply with Audio Note 1 watt tantalum resistors and in-house designed and wound I-E core output transformers.












M5 Line / Phono

Level Three top line pre-amplifier with Audio Note™ tantalum resistors, 5687 line stage with novel power supply design based on the patented M10 power supply design, 6X5, OB2, ECL82, Audio Note™ filter cap and proprietary Audio Note™copper wired HiB C-core output transformer.Phono version has 6072A phono stage.


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M6 Line / Phono

Level Four line pre-amplifier,with Audio Note™ 1 watt tantalum resistors, Audio Note™ silver wiring, 5687 line stage with novel power supply design based on the patented M10, 6X5, OB2, ECL82, Black Gate™ WKz filter caps, Audio Note™ in-house designed and wound output transformers with copper primary and an Audio Note™ silver wired secondary on an 0.1 mm Audio Note™ AN-Perma 50 nickel double C-cores.Phono version has MM phono stage with Audio Note copper foil capacitors and 6072A double triodes.

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M8 Line / Phono

Level Five all Audio Note™ silver wired 6463 line stage pre-amplifier with Audio Note™ 2 watt tantalum film resistors where possible, Black Gate™ caps everywhere, Audio Note silver foil signal caps, novel M10 based power supply as above, Audio Note™ custom made 99.99% pure silver wired output transformer 0.1 mm Audio Note™ 50% nickel double C-cores.

RIAA version has Level 5 MM stand alone MM RIAA/Phono equalising stage with novel power supply.

Phono version is a Level Five all Audio Note™ silver wired MM phono pre-amplifier with 6463 line stage, CV4068 phono stage and standard double choke mono power supply construction, Audio Note™ 2 watt tantalum film resistors, Black Gate™ caps everywhere, Audio
Note silver foil signal caps, fully Audio Note™ silver wired output transformer with 0.1mm Audio Note™ AN-Perma 50 nickel double C-cores.


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M9 Phono

The line stage is used a 5814a/12AU7WA/ECC82 first stage and a 7044 second stage with each channel amplified by one side of these double triodes, the 7044 is coupled to a specially designed fully silver wired output transformer on a core made from 55% nickel AN Super Perma double c-core providing both balanced XLR and single-ended RCA outputs.

All the boards in the M9 are point to point hard wired by hand, the boards themselves are made from a special Phenolic wood, which has extremely good resonance absorption and internal self damping properties and is an ideal base to place parts on.

The volume control is an in house designed and hand made stereo attenuator with silver contacts and ½ watt Audio Note™ tantalum resistors throughout.

On the input side the M9 also offers some novelty in that, apart from the MM phono input, it has 3 line inputs one of which is a transformer coupled XLR balanced CD input, to allow for fully balanced connection to our best transformer coupled DACs., the most linear and lossless interface possible.



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M10 Line

The main feature of the M10 is it power supplies, it is a stereo control center with two MEISHU size boxes for the line stage alone. Component quality? The best components we currently offer, except silver wired chokes and mains transformers, otherwise C-core power supply transformers where possible.

The Galahad power supplies are really the main feature, these patent applied for units provide the circuit with “ better than battery” quality voltage and current, featuring 1 x EL34, 1 x 6X5, 1 x 5Y3, 1 x OD3, 1 x 6SL7. The line stage unit has custom made Audio Note™ 99.99% pure silver wired transformer coupled balanced inputs and outputs, calibrated mono volume controls, enough inputs and outputs. Only the best sounding NOS ECC82/12AU7 and the 6463 double triodes the diamond marked Telefunken!

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Integrated AMPLIFIERS

Unlike the majority of integrated amplifiers, which are technically compromised in order to meet their price target, an Audio Note integrated amplifier is a full pre-power amplifier combination, complete with independent power supplies, in a single box. Therefore, rather than being a compromise, it is an advantage. Single box construction provides a shorter signal path and more ideal interstage matching giving obvious sonic benefits. The Meishu takes this principle several steps further and provides separate valve rectified choke smoothed power supplies for each amplification stage.



IZero

For the new Zero range, we decided to design an integrated amplifier rather than a pre / power combination. The result is the IZero, and it has exceeded all of our expectations. Offering a level of performance that was previously considered unthinkable for an amplifier of such diminutive size and price, the IZero really is something very special, producing a bold, rich, smooth and delicate performance, whilst offering a level of fine detail finesse that is quite incredible.

Valve compliment consists of four ECL82 triode / pentodes operating in Class a/b, producing 8 Watts per channel. Internally it features a level of component quality that is unmatched at this price point, including our own Audio Note (UK) custom designed and manufactured output transformers. Available with brushed aluminium or classic black acrylic facia.

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Oto Line PP
Oto Phono PP

12 watt Class A EL84 push-pull line only integrated amplifier, 4 inputs & tape loop, 4 x ECC83, 4 x EL84. A phono version is also available, this adds an extra ECC83 and 6DJ8 / ECC88 to the valve complement.






SORO Line PP
SORO Phono PP

20 watt Class A 6L6G push-pull line only integrated amplifier, 4 inputs, tape loop, ECC82 x 2, 6SL7 x 2, 6L6G x 4. The MM phono version adds 1 x ECC83 and 1 x 6DJ8/ECC88 to the valve complement.







Oto Line SE
Oto Phono SE


10 watt Class A single-ended EL84 line only integrated amplifier, 4 inputs & tape loop, 4 x ECC83 4 x EL84. The MM Phono version adds 1 x ECC83 and 1 x 6DJ8 to the valve compliment.







SORO Line SE
SORO Phono SE


18 watt Class A single-ended 6L6G line only integrated amplifier, 4 inputs & tape loop, 1 x ECC82, 2 x 6SL7, 4 x 6L6G. The MM Phono version adds 1 x ECC83 and 1 x 6DJ8 to the valve compliment.





Meishu Line
Meishu Line Silver
Meishu Line Silver Signature
Meishu Phono

Meishu Phono Silver
Meishu Phono Silver Signature



9 watt Class A single-ended 300B MM phono integrated amplifier, 5 inputs, no tape loop, 2 x 300B, 2 x 5687, 1 x 6SN7, 4 x ECC83, 2 x 6X5, 1 x 5U4G.










Jinro

211 SE integrated amplifier, 5687 input stage driving an in-house designed and made 1:2 copper wired driver transformer on a double HiB C-core, standard Level 3 components, Beyschlag resistors, etc., in-house designed and made copper wired double HiB C-core output transformer, 2 x NOS 5R4WGB rectifiers, HiB double C-core mains transformer.





Tomei

211 SE integrated amplifier, 6463 input stage driving an in-house designed and made 1:2 copper/silver wired driver transformer on a double AN-Perma 50 nickel C-core, standard Level 4 components, Audio Note™ 1 watt Tantalum resistors, some Cerafine & Black Gate electrolytics, in-house designed and made copper/silver wired double AN-Perma 50 nickel C-core output transformer, 2 x NOS 5R4WGB rectifiers, HiB double C-core mains transformer, remote control version available.

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Ongaku

211 SE integrated amplifier, original NOS Telefunken 6463 input stage driving an in-house designed and made 1:2 Audio Note™ silver wired driver transformer on a double AN-Perma 50 nickel C-core, standard Level 4 components, Audio Note™ 2 watt Tantalum resistors, Black Gate™ electrolytics, in-house designed and made Audio Note 99.99% pure silver wired double AN-Perma 50 nickel C-core output transformer, 2 x NOS 5R4WGB rectifiers, HiB double C-core mains transformer, remote control version available.




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Power AMPLIFIERS

P1 PP

12 watt push-pull Class A stereo amplifier 4 x EL84, 4 x ECC83, input volume.








P2 PP

20 watt push-pull Class stereo amplifier 4 x 6L6G, 2 x 6SN7, 2 x ECC83, input volume.








P2 SE

18 watt parallel single-ended Class A stereo amplifier, 4 x 5881, 2 x 6SL7, input volume


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Conqueror


8 watt single-ended Class A no feedback triode stereo amplifier, valve rectifier choke power supply, Audio Note copper foil signal capacitors, 2 x 300B, 2 x 6SN7, 1 x 5U4G. *LG - Low gain version available for high senstivity speakers.









Paladin

2 watt single-ended Class A no feedback stereo power amplifier, valve rectified choke power supply, Audio Note™ copper foil signal capacitors, Audio Note™ tantalum resistors, copper wired double HiB C-core output transformer, audio circuit hardwired with silver wire, 1 x 6SL7GT input stage, 45 output stage with 5U4G rectifier, but no 45s supplied at stated retail 1 Pair NOS 45 output triodes when supplied with Paladin amplifier


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Vindicator

3.5 watt single-ended Class A no feedback stereo power amplifier, valve rectified choke power supply, Audio Note™ copper foil signal capacitors, Audio Note™ tantalum resistors, copper wired double HiB C-core output transformer, audio circuit hardwired with silver wire, 1 x 6SL7GT input stage, single Sovtek 2A3 output stage with 5U4G rectifier.


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Monoblock Amplifiers



Quest


ZZ209/LG
Quest
+Low gain version
9 watt single-ended Class A no feedback triode mono amplifiers, valve rectified choke power supply, 2 x 300B, 2 x 6SN7, 2 x 5U4G, Low gain version is available with single stage input using a 6J5 for use with highly efficient speakers like the AN-E/LX HEG
ZZ209S/LG
Quest Silver
+Low gain version
As above, with Audio Note™ tantalum resistors, copper foil signal capacitors, Black Gate electrolytic capacitors in many places and HiB copper wired double C-core output transformers, low gain version available
ZZ209SS/LG
Quest Silver Signature
+Low gain version
As Quest Silver, but with more Black Gate electrolytic capacitors, Audio Note™ silver wiring and copper wired thin lamination R36 double C-core output transformers, low gain version available



It is important to understand that sonically it is desirable to have as much gain available in the circuit as possible, as the wider the dynamic gain window is the better the amplifier/system handles wide dynamic signal levels (contrary to popular belief, dynamics have NOTHING to do with power, it is a function of how much each stage in a circuit’s gain window limits the dynamic peaks), having very high gain and therefore sensitivity in a power amplifier creates problems with background noise levels.

All Audio Note™ power amplifiers have heavily silver plated RCA input and speaker terminals with 4 & 8Ohm output impedance.

Despite the low power output of all out power amplifiers, their ability to drive speakers with even quite low efficiency, there is naturally a limit to how loud it is possible to play, however, even 86dB efficient loudspeakers can be used in smaller rooms.




Conquest


ZZ210
Conquest
18 watt parallel single-ended Class A no feedback mono power amplifiers, choke coupled valve rectified power supply, 4 x 300B, 2 x 6SN7, 2 x 5U4G
ZZ210S
Conquest Silver
As above, but with Audio Note™ tantalum resistors and copper foil signal capacitors, Black Gate electrolytic capacitors in many places and High B copper wired double C-core output transformers
ZZ210SS
Conquest Silver Signature
As above with more Black Gate capacitors, Audio Note™ silver wiring and copper wired R36 double C-core output transformers







P4 Balanced




The Audio Note™ P4 Balanced Transformer Coupled Mono Power Amplifiers
The Ultimate Solution to Copper Wired Audio Amplification






Ankoru / II

45 watt Class A parallel single-ended no feedback mono power amplifiers, components and output transformers as Conquest Silver, 1:3 input transformers 600Ohm true balanced line, HiB double c-core driver transformers driven by 1 x VT25/10Y, output stage 2x 211 Chinese, choke coupled 5R4WGB power supply.







Neiro / Low Gain

8 watt Class A parallel single-ended no feed back mono power amplifiers with choke coupled valve rectified power supply and Cerafine filter caps, double R36 C-core with copper primary and Audio Note™ silver secondary windings, Audio Note™ copper foil signal caps and tantalum resistors, fully Audio Note™ silver wired circuit, 4 x 2A3, 2 x NOS 6SN7, 2 x RCA 5R4GY.







Shinri / Low Gain

10 watt Class A single-ended no feed back mono power amplifiers components & transformers as above but with single 300B per channel, 2 x NOS 6SN7 and 2 x NOS 5R4GY.







Kassai / Low Gain

22 watt Class A parallel single-ended no feedback mono power amplifiers, components and output transformers as NEIRO, 4 x 300B, 2 x NOS 6SN7, 2 x NOS 5U4GB.






Ginrei

Fully transformer coupled and balanced 45 watt Class A parallel single-ended no feedback mono power amplifiers, components and output transformers as NEIRO, 4 x 211 Chinese, 2 x VT25/10Y, 2 x 5R4WGB, circuit topology as ANKORU/II.


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Kageki / Low Gain

8 watts Class A parallel single-ended no feedback mono power amplifiers, all Audio Note™ silver wired circuit & power supply, Audio Note™ silver foil signal capacitors & tantalum resistors, Black Gate caps where ever possible, all Audio Note™ silver wired output transformer with 0.2 mm R36 C-core, 4 x NOS 2A3, 2 x NOS 5692, 2 x NOS 5U4G.

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Baransu / Low Gain

10 watt Class A single-ended no feedback mono power amplifiers, components as KAGEKI, valve compliment 2 x WE300B (when available), 2 x NOS 5692, 2 x NOS RCA 5R4GY.







Kegon / Low Gain

22 watt Class A parallel single-ended no feedback mono triode power amplifiers, components as KAGEKI, valve compliment, 4 x WE300B (when available), 2 x NOS 5692, 2 x NOS 5U4G.







Gaku-On™

The Gaku-On circuit topology is as the Ankoru/II although the Gaku-On's circuitry is completely 99.99% pure silver wherever possible, even on the mains cables. The Gaku-On is 45 watt Class A, parallel single-ended, no feedback, mono triode power amplifier pair. All Audio Note™ silver wired circuit & power supply, Audio Note™ silver foil signal capacitors & tantalum resistors, Black Gate caps where ever possible, all Audio Note™ silver wired output transformer with 0.2 mm R36 C-cores, valve compliment: 2 x NOS VT4-C/211, 2 x NOS 5R4WGB, 1 x NOS VT25/10Y per monoblock.