The ANKORU is a true, fully balanced design, supplied as a pair of mono amplifiers. They utilise the finest components including Audio Note (UK) tantalum resistors, a mix of Cerafine and high grade electrolytic capacitors, our own IHiB double C-core output transformers and fully balanced 1:3 input transformers for the 600 Ohm balanced XLR inputs.
They use a similar circuit design and topology to the legendary Audio Note (UK) GAKU-ON amplifiers. However, where the GAKU-ON power amplifiers use silver wherever possible, such as for all transformer windings, the ANKORU/II instead use copper.
The circuit is fully transformer coupled - once again using our own superb custom transformers - and each amplifier uses a 6V6GT to drive a pair of 211 output triodes in parallel single ended configuration to produce a devastating 45 watts of pure class A triode power.
As one would expect, the amplifiers are valve rectified, using a pair of the highly regarded 5R4WGB valves per chassis.
They have been specifically engineered for sonic performance rather than technical specification, and fulfil all Audio Note (UK) Level 3 criteria:
- Pure Class A operation
- Zero Negative Feedback
- Single Ended Output Stage Valve Rectification
- Directly Heated Triode operation
- Materials and component quality
600 Ohm, XLR / Balanced Line Level
45 watts RMS per channel into 4 or 8 Ohm loads
VALVE COMPLEMENT (LINE)
2 x 5R4WGB 2 x 211
2 x 6V6GT
SHIPPING WEIGHT (ORIGINAL PACKAGING)
305mm (h) x 305mm (w) x 640mm (d)
SHIPPING DIMENSIONS (ORIGINAL PACKAGING)
420mm (h) x 420mm (w) x 760mm (d)
MAINS INPUT MAINS FUSE
3.15A Anti Surge (AC 100-120V ) 1.2A Anti Surge (AC 220-240V) 50/60 Hz
400ma (Internal HT)
MAX. POWER CONSUMPTION