Prima Luna Evo 100 integrated amplifier

Prima Luna Evo 100 integrated amplifier

0 out of 5

£2,200.00

Delighted to be stocking the Prima Luna range of valve amplifiers.

True audiophile amps with superb design and sound to match.

Available with or without built in phono stage.

Contact us for a demo.

Description

CUSTOM TOROIDAL POWER TRANSFORMER

Power transformers generate two types of noise, magnetic and acoustic. That’s why toroidal power transformers are used in the very best audio products. Compared to standard transformers, toroids radiate about 1/10 the magnetic field that pollutes music and obscures detail. Additionally, the absence of an air gap typically means toroids have an 8:1 reduction of acoustic noise. As transformers are the most expensive components in any audio product, manufacturers will even house cheaper C-core and EI-core transformers in an outboard power supply box with an umbilical cable rather than upgrade to an expensive toroid. The increased cost is significant, but PrimaLuna doesn’t cut corners. All PrimaLuna products use massive, potted toroidal transformers. PrimaLuna transformers are enclosed in a metal housing and then potted in a non-microphonic resin to further reduce noise and to protect the windings from moisture and deterioration forever.

CUSTOM SUPER-WIDE-BANDWIDTH OUTPUT TRANSFORMERS

Output transformers are the most important part of any tube amp. They determine how low the bass will reach and how high the top end goes. 250 watts of power will have no top and bottom extension if the output transformers don’t have the bandwidth. We use lower power to extend tube life, and bandwidth to give you slam. Transformers are the most expensive components in an amplifier, so manufacturers save money by using ‘off the shelf’ units available on the market. PrimaLuna output transformers are custom-designed, wound in-house, and massive. One reason why no other brand sounds like a PrimaLuna. “The flat tops and bottoms of these squarewaves correlate with the amplifier’s extended low-frequency response; PrimaLuna’s output transformers are of excellent quality.” -John Atkinson, Stereophile Magazine

ADAPTIVE AUTOBIAS

What most companies call Auto Bias is actually “Cathode Bias”- A commonly used method that is cheap to make, and often found in guitar amps, but also $20,000 high end audio amps. It reduces the available power of the amp and runs the tubes hard, meaning shorter tube life and failures via “shorts”.

PrimaLuna’s Adaptive AutoBias is a true, smart technology employing an array of sensors to monitor tubes and make adjustments seamlessly in real time. More important, it is the ONLY circuit of its kind that is truly “adaptive” by addressing “tube pinch off” at higher volumes, therefore reducing distortion by over 50% and greatly extending tube life. Adaptive AutoBias is completely passive and NOT in the signal path. The result is low to no maintenance, long tube life, and the lowest possible distortion for amazing sound.

POINT TO POINT WIRING

You spend a lot of money on interconnects. So why have the signal go right from the RCA jacks or speaker terminals into circuit boards with copper traces so thin you can hardly see them? What’s high-end about that

PrimaLuna employs Point to Point Wiring on all products. The entire signal path, including resistors and capacitors, is painstakingly hand wired with heavy-gauge cable by craftsman.

 

Power
Ultra-linear
40 watts x 2 (EL34)
(8Ω, 1% THD)
Inputs 4x Stereo RCA
Outputs 4 & 8 Ω
Stereo RCA Tape Out
1/4″ Headphone
Freq. Response 10Hz-32kHz +/- 1dB
10Hz-75Hz +/- 3dB
THD < 0.2% @ 1W
< 2% @ Rated Power
S/N Ratio 90 dB (EL34)
Input Sensitivity 260mV (EL34)
Power Consumption 270 watts (EL34)
Standard Tube Complement 2 – 12AX7
2 – 12AU7
4 – EL34
Dimensions (WxHxD) 11″ x 7.5″ x 15.9″
Weight 39.6 lbs

Best Selling Products

Top Rated products

You've just added this product to the cart:

New website is still under development