Hybrid Power Amps

Model no: SEH-102-BAL-Int
C$4,680 Untitled Document [US$ 4212]

 

140W x 2ch high current single-ended tube hybrid integrated amplifier with tube rectifier and balanced input

This is one of our state-of-the-art design of hybrid power amplifiers, which combines both the advantage of a transistor amps high current drive (tight bass and good speaker control) and single-ended vacuum tubes amplification (warm and sweet sound with good depth, sound stage, and air). The output transformer of single-ended tube amplifier is replaced with a super high current, high damping factor solid-state transformer, which can output max. peak music power of 140W/ch at 4 ohm loading. Built-in over-temperature and over-current protection for safety operation even under extreme condition. The tube section is working in an optomized pure class A single-ended operation mode to achieve the purest and most natural tonal quality.

This amplifier equipped with 5U4G as tube rectification to futher enhance the "VINTAGE TUBE" sound, which make this unit even sound better than many pure tube amplifiers made by other brands. The power tube section can even use tons of different power tubes like 6550, EL34, 6L6, 6V6, 6F6, 6K6, 5881, 6CA7, KT66,KT77,KT88, KT99,KT100,KT120 and KT150...etc. Different tube models give out different tonal quality as well as texture and density, please check our FAQ Q14 for sound char from various tubes. Just change a tube model , the sonic improvement can be bigger than change 5 expensive interconnects at the same time.

One true balanced XLR and two single-ended RCA input available with input selector.

If you were unaware of this amplifier's construction, and you judged the sound quality by listening only, you would believe it was a pure tube power amplifier and not a hybrid amplifier.You can then have both the smooth and silkiness of single-ended sound with very good punch, rich and extended controlled bass.

Headphone output ready for private listening pleasure without brother other familiy members or neighbors.

Front-end section use the most common 6SL7 as default (alt: 6SU7, 6SN7, 5691, 5692, 6188 ...etc), which gives much more open and airy dynamics detailed sound over those small 9 pin tubes such as 6922, 12AX7, 12AU7....etc. With our tube converters, each one 6SL7 can also expands to 2 x 6G6G or something similar for further sonic enhancement.

This amplifier can drive almost any speaker with any kind of musical interest, highly flexibile and adaptable.

Solid-aluminum chassis with 4x high grade power capacitors offer tight and punchy bass response.

Addictive sonic performance with no listening fatigue and suitable for any music listening sessions.

Customer feedback:

Albert at STL was wonderful to deal with, and the custom hybrid integrated tube amp he designed and built for me is absolutely fantastic. Albert incorporated every feature I requested, and built it from scratch in about 3 weeks. He asked me for feedback on chassis design and components, and even sent me progress photos. When it was all finished, fine tuned and run in, I picked it up… well, the sound from this piece was simply stunning. Mesmerizing, holographic/3D, wide soundstage, dynamic, powerful, silent background, organic… all the good stuff! The music floats between my Spendor speakers, and they seem to just disappear. Plus, the amp looks damn cool - I would describe it as “elegant industrial audio jewelry”. I used to have a Naim amp, which I thought was pretty good… but this amp is on an entirely different level. It’s a revelation to finally hear what a quality stereo can actually sound like. Do yourself a favour and consider buying from STL instead of getting a ‘name brand’ amp. You’ll be glad you did!

Specifications
No. of inputs 2 sets of RCA input (stereo) + 1 set of XLR input
No. of outputs 1 set of speaker outputs (recommend from 4 ohm to 32 ohm)
Freq response 2Hz - 50Khz (-3db) or better
S/N better than 90 db at full power
Gain x20 default
Phase

non-inverted

manufacturing hand-wired point to point for the tube and power supply section
Tubes

2 x 6SL7 [6N9C equivalent ) (alt: 6SU7, 6SN7, 5691, 5692, 6188, 6N9C, ECC32, ECC35, CV181...etc) +

2 x 6L6GT (alt: 6550, EL34, 6L6, 6V6, 6F6, 6K6, 6G6,6Y6,5881, 6CA7, KT66,KT77,KT88, KT99, KT100, KT120, KT150)

+ 5U4G (alt : 274B, 83, 5R4, 5AR4, GZ32, STR-104, STR-1001, STR-1002, STR-1003 ....etc)

   

         

1 year parts and labor warranty under normal operation conditions
standard chassis : solid aluminum chassis

(optional chassis :  solid-oak, gloss MDF, metallic MDF, piano....etc , with additional cost )

 



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