EL84 / 6BQ5 Tube Integrated Amplifier 12W + 12W Class A

The ALGONQUIN is our second premium class integrated amplifier after the NIAGARA. Its a Parallel Single Ended design with the most popular EL84 / 6BQ5 / 7189 tubes. Our EL84 Push Pull design is proven and award winning good, and our new Algonquin will be just that, Like our heritage – high quality proper HIFI transformers are being used. It’s also a must to ensuring use of other brand parts and bits for the best possible sonic improvements. The highlight is an additional / separated power supply circuitry that feeds the amplifier, with voltage regulated and purified, which allows the perfect amount and stable voltage to let the tubes work as accurate and quiet as possible, and to unleash the best sonic potential. On our designs without the regulation, its quiet enough. This just take it to the highest summit/peaks. The rectifier stage is an advance hybrid tube-solid state design (originally used on our 829B Special “The Galliard”) – What it does is even the rectify tube start to age, it will ensure a full voltage supply and best efficiency in effect. This best 12W in pure Class A will drive most speakers in a very good state, the gain and drive is proper useful and plenty as a true “integrated” design ; with just 300 mv input, we already easily have yield 9Ws before distortions,

  • Class A Single Ended (Parallel)
  • 12W+12W Max
  •  Preamp Tubes:  12AX7/ECC83
  • Output Tubes – EL84 / 6BQ5 / 7189
  • Rectifier Tube – 5AR4 / GZ34
  • 4 and 8 Ohms Speakers Out Standard
  • Optional 16 ohms
  • 2-3 Sets of Inputs
  • Dimensions : 15″ W x17″ D X 7″ H

Parts Highlights:

  • Hammond Canada Output Transformers Flagship 30W Grade (Plenty of reserve for the bass)
  • Hammond Canada Power Transformer 300 Series (Their top of their line power transformer with world voltages, over sized)
  • Hammond Canada Choke Transformer
  • Mundorf’s Germany Coupling Caps
  • CMC USA Gold RCA Inputs
  • Alps Japan Blue Vol Control
  • Lorlin UK Selector Switch
  • Furutech Japan Gold AC Inlet
  • High quality insulated binding post,  ceramic socket,  copper wires for signal path and premium resistors / capacitors
  • Possible upgrade options ;
    • TKD or DACT stepped volume control
    • Elna / DACT selector switch
    • Triode Lab solid stainless steel knobs (Made in Canada – heavy duty and a nice hand polished finish)
    • Hashimoto Output Transformers
    • Mundorf Silver in Oil Coupling Caps
    • Furutech Rhodium AC Inlet
    • Furutech Carbon Fibre Binding Posts
    • Cardas Rhodium RCA
    • Selector switch by pass- One single input for purest signal transfer (Free)
    • LED pilot light disconnect (Free)
    • …etc