TRON-ELECTRIC may not be a household name but this UK manufacturer of high-end tube-driven audio components has, for years, been turning out some fine amplifiers for hi-fi gourmands. Founder Graham Tricker selects the best parts available for his designs, from Europe and the USA.
The company has just announced that its new Atlantic power amplifier, touted as being more affordable than Tron’s other products and among the most compact 300B designs in the market with its 40 x 25cm footprint, is now ready to ship to interested audiophiles…. especially those using high-sensitivity horn speakers.
The concept of the Atlantic is a “platform” amplifier – so the case and circuit design can be configured as a stereo power amp (300B, 2A3, 45 etc), monoblock or integrated amplifier. The power amp version emerged at a show earlier this year.
This extremely low-noise amp, which is designed, manufactured and assembled in England, puts out 9-10 watts per channel (4, 8 and 16-ohm taps are provided) across the 20-20kHz spectrum, with a usable bandwidth of up to to 95kHz (-3dB).
The Atlantic’s chassis is made from CNC-machined aircraft-grade alloy, with no nuts, bolts or fasteners visible. Features include:
– Two unique DC filament supplies for heating the Electro-Harmonix 300B output valves
– D3a driver stage
– C-Core output transformers and C-Core chokes
– Teflon valve/tube bases
– CMC input RCA connections
– Very short signal path
– Valve rectified power supply
– Audio grade parts selected for outstanding sound
The Atlantic, available 100V, 117V, 220V, 230V, and 240V mains voltage versions, is offered in silver/black or gold/back finish, with gold/red as a special order.
A “Reference” version adds WBT Next-Gen speaker terminals and special OFC wire for both the input and output connections.
The standard amp is priced at £6,750, the Reference at £7,250. Each unit comes with a custom flight case and Tron will ship to anywhere in the world. What are you waiting for, then?