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Audio Note Meishu Tonmeister Silver Integrated Amplifier

Audio Note Meishu Tonmeister Silver Integrated Amplifier

Regular price £11,865.00 GBP
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The Tonmeister is the latest generation of the classic Meishu design, and whilst looks little different on the outside, inside are some massive upgrades to the circuit design. It introduces transformer, rather than capacitor, interstage coupling further down the Audio Note range than ever before. The benefits of transformer coupling when done well are quite remarkable, bringing about a directness to the sound that no capacitor, no matter how good it seems, is able to convey in the role of driving the output valve. The downside is the cost, they’re much more costly to implement. What Audio Note have done here is to redesign the power supply, reducing a power transformer and stage from it, simplifying it f you like, and therefore making the Tonmeister less of a price jump over its predecessor than you might otherwise expect. The rest of the recipe is much as before, in its very substantial casework nestles a pair of 300B directly heated triode output valves use in single ended configuration and producing 8 watts per channel. A 12AU7 and 5687 are used as the input and driver stages, with a 5U4G rectifier in the choke smoothed power supply. There are several different versions of the Meishu Tonmeister available, all with the choice of a black acrylic or aluminium fascia, the standard Meishu Tonmeister, Meishu Tonmeister Silver and Meishu Tonmeister Silver Signature, all are available with or without an excellent valve phono stage fitted. The Meishu Silver is uprated due to the fitment of tantalum resistors, copper foil signal capacitors, many Black Gate capacitors and HiB copper wired double C-core output transformers. The Meishu Silver Signature features a greater number of Black Gate capacitors, silver signal wiring and up rated copper double C-core output transformers.

Technical Specifications:

Input Impedance: 100K Ohm, line level
Input Sensitivity: 240mV for full output
Maximum Output: 8 Watts (approx.) per channel into 4 or 8 Ohm loads
Channel Balance: +/- 0.3dB
Valve Complement: 1 x 5U4G, 2 x 300B, 1 x 5687, 1 x ECC82 (CV4068 Silver Signature models only), 1 x ECC83 (Phono models only) & 1 x 6DJ8/ECC88 (Phono models only)
Unit Weight: 29.5 kg
Unit Dimensions (HxWxD): 220mm x 460mm x 530mm
Mains Input: AC 100-120V/220-240V 50/60Hz
Max. Power Consumption: 200W

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