The Audion Sterling stereo is built on a quality substrate
pcb (printed circuit board) as with all our amps they are 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
The Sterling is a very under rated power amplifier, being
musical straight out of the box. The Mk1 version is set at a low price
to get people into the door, it's aimed at people who want to try a
tube amplifier but who are on a tight budget. Sound wise however it
ticks all the right boxes, sounding much better than its price
This Sterling is suited for use with loudspeakers of 89db
or better efficiency. The amp delivers 12 watts into 8 ohms.
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 printed circuit board
Class A power amplifier at a very keen price point. Integrated option
(5 Stereo inputs is available
Hand built Quality
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 our 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 NOS Jan Philips 5687 tubes.
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