The Audion Sterling Anniversary stereo is hard
wired point to point using better graded components and & larger
Audion wound output transformers (EI96)
hand built. This pentode based EL34 stereo amp uses a small
amount of feedback in the design. The chassis is black powder coated
aluminum as is the transformer cover.
The top plate and badge are mirror finished stainless steel.
This combination makes for smooth transients, good signal
handling and tight response curves. There is an audible difference with
the Anniversary products, due to the larger transformers and better
grade components over the Mk1 printed circuit board models
This Sterling is suited for use with loudspeakers of 89db
or better efficiency.
The amp delivers 12 watts into 8 ohms. It can be changed internally to
work with 4 ohm loudspeakers too. Options are available for this model,
see upgrade options below.
Quality both inside and out
Having a volume control on the front and stereo inputs on
the rear means that a pre-amplifier is not necessary with this unit.
The amp is auto biased. It will take almost any EL34 (Unit is supplied
with Electro Harmonix tubes)
The Sterling is a good entry level hard wired (Air Wired©)
Class A power amplifier, sonically very airy with good response.
Integrated option (5 Stereo inputs is available)
The Sterling is built with components sourced from Europe and the US.
Where possible they avoid the use of any Chinese component. Their output
transformers are wound in-house to Audion's exacting standards and many of
the components are either made by Audion or specifically for Audion. They use
Electro Harmonix EL34 and Russian New old stock 6H1N as a driver and
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