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Antares Amplifier review by Bill Roberts

Discussion in 'Pro Audio Equipment' started by audiokid, Sep 5, 2001.

  1. audiokid

    audiokid Chris Staff Resource Member

    Mar 20, 2000
    Prince George, BC
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    Nice article Bill! Nice amp too!

    Check this out

    Antares Amplifier
  2. audiowkstation

    audiowkstation Active Member

    Jun 29, 2001
    ...Yep...All I have to say futher is that the Amplifier is "bad ass".

    It helps me take mastering to a whole new level.

    Anyone that wants one...Information is avalible via email. Glad to be of service.

    Shipping is well over 100 Pounds so you are talking around 4K shipped. I can have one to you in about 2 weeks.

    I am not a dealer but I made the connection..this thing is way to good to pass up.

    Dr Kron is a true legend of ampliofier design. 50 to 100 years ahead of his time. Magic stuff.

    Makes my Levinson stuff sound cheap and unrefined.
  3. Bryson

    Bryson Guest

    I just love the distortion spec.

  4. audiowkstation

    audiowkstation Active Member

    Jun 29, 2001
    Actually at 10 Watts at any frequency into any load between 3 and 17 ohms, the actual total harmonic distortion on the HP3821C distortion analyser was below the threshold of 0.00007%.

    I only know of two of these DA units avalible in the world. The other one is in Germany. Therefore deeming the unit unmeasurable in total harmonic distortion. Above 10 watts , even order harmonic distortion was measurable (0.0043%) at 30KHZ@ 16 watts and above that distortion rose.

    The 1% figure was because of output transformer hysteresis and not topography. This was in excess of 100W into 8 ohms at 1 KHZ. Remember, the amp is rated at 14Watts/Channel.

    Most amplifiers have problems with the millivolt output range. Again, no waveform changes at 1mW at 10-40KhZ with a 2-25 Ohm load.

    Signal to Noise ratio was also unmeasurable. The extrapolation put the unit somewhere around -135dB.

    Odd order Harmonic distortion is non exisitant and non measurable. The above figures represent even order distortion.

    Mr Kron is about 50 years advanced in his amplifier design( beyond now) and the transformers and tubes are proprietary units. Even the internal wire is special and secret.

    He will break your hand if you open it...LOL

    Any irregularities would come from line voltage variances and not the actual amplifiers implicities.

    This Proves that a 32 cathode, 10-9 tor vacuum, Vacuum tube is beyond ultralinear and is true class A. One of the benefits of DHSET Type amplification. BTW Dr Kron has amplifiers of 120/w CHANNEL!

    Get the money...He has the machine.

    ...It is a wonderful performer to boot!

    Zero percent is recognized if the state of the art in distortion measurment equipment cannot measure any at 1/2 rated power.

    Plate dissapation is 65watts per valve.

    The factory specifications rate the units' total Harmonic distortion at Zero. Like anything, you can run it out of power.

    This is the best amplifier I have ever heard, and He has Amplifiers that are considered by himself, Dr. Kron...better.

    This is truly the state of the art.

    Hope this helps.

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