Tom Evans Linear A Power Amplifier MK3
The Tom Evans Linear A and Linear B amplifiers are truly revolutionary, ground-breaking designs.
Both the Linear A stereo amp, and the Linear B monoblock amps are ultra-wide bandwidth designs with vanishingly low levels of distortion. More importantly, unlike some other amps with those same two qualities, these amps are incredibly involving and a joy to listen to.
The Linear A is a hybrid, single ended, Class A, ultra-linear stereo amp with a power rating of 25WPC. Four EL84 tubes per side, in parallel, create a composite tube with characteristics almost identical to the legendary Japanese No.10 tube. The amp measures as an almost perfect model triode, promising to deliver the often sought but rarely realized linearity benefits of triode topology without it's usual limitations.
Paired with an appropriate speaker (recommended loudspeaker sensitivity of 87 dB or higher), this amp can do it all in a way nothing else in our experience has ever been able to do; luscious midrange combined with rarely realized frequency extension. The absence of distortion has to be (not) heard to be fully understood.
The clarity and detail retrieval are astonishing, but not at the expense of musicality. It's a combination of qualities we have never heard outside of the two Tom Evans amps. We invite and welcome comparison with any amp in the world, at any price.
This really will bring your recorded music to life!
The new Mk3 power amps both have 'user variable feedback' a multi position switch sited on the rear of the amps just below the bespoke 'purest' Copper binding posts. Both amp designs have a low enough output impedance when switched to zero feedback to drive a range of impedances that will cover and drive pretty much all speaker designs.
Used in this way they will provide the listener with an accurate reproduction of the recorded event but without the usual dynamic compression and loss of finer detail caused by feedback itself. Both designs will also match the varying impedance of your loudspeakers across frequency assuring a flat in room frequency response (unlike all transistor power amp output stages!).
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