Ah yes, the legendary Audio Note Ongaku. Many audiophiles around the world, rightly, consider it one of the 'Holy Grails' of audio... and for good reason! Here is the legend of handcraftsmanship, many pounds of hand wound silver transformers and a generous sprinkling of exotic parts all wrapped into a single chassis.
The unit uses one per channel VT4C/211 high output triode tube. This produces about 27 watts per channel. These are very large tubes that operate very hot and produce light the equivalent of a 25 Watt light bulb.
Other tubes include an original NOS Brimar CV4068 input valve and Telefunken 6463 driver stage driving an in-house designed and made 1:2 Audio Note silver wired driver transformer on a double AN-Perma 50 nickel C-core. For rectification, a pair of new old stock 5R4WGB 'potato mashers' are used.
Being of the Level 5 family, the Ongaku also uses Audio Note 2 watt Tantalum resistors, Black Gate electrolytics, in-house designed and made Audio Note 99.99% pure silver wired double AN-Perma 50 nickel C-core output transformer, SHiB double C-core mains transformer and Audio Note's handmade 23 position attenuator.
As this is an integrated amplifier, there are four stereo inputs via pure silver RCA jacks on the left front while an input selector knob is located at the front of the unit with the volume control. Output is via pure silver loudspeaker binding posts.
No integrated amplifier has ever produced the levels of musical purity delivered by the ONGAKU... It is without doubt the finest possible integrated amplifier available today.
100k Ohm (Line)
450mV for full output
20 watts RMS per channel into 4 or 8 Ohm loads
VALVE COMPLEMENT (LINE)
2 x 5R4WGB
2 x 211 / GE VT-4C
1 x CV4068 1 x 6463
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
MAX. POWER CONSUMPTION