The NEW Carissa is an amazing amp. Just like the original amp, this one sacrifices absolute power to double the current output. It may only be 18w, but they are 18 spectacular watts.
The added current ensures outstanding performance in frequency extremes. Tight bass and crisp treble compared to other 845 SET amps with higher power ratings. And you get the dynamic, light, airy midrange that 845 tubes are known for. The soundstage is immersive and delivers an unbelievably satisfying listening experience.
This latest Carissa edition is a Copper Reference which means that it is wired using only continuous cast copper and is fitted with Art Audio's Silver Foil Coupling Capacitors. It also has our MKII standard power supply that are ultra quiet.
Other changes vs. the second generation Signature Edition include include the addition of a second transformer, one to heat the tubes and the other for audio circuits. A soft start device has been added to further isolate the HT transformer for the audio circuits. Additionally, many of the high temperature components were moved closer to the heat sink to ensure the amp runs cooler than ever.
Minimum SPL of 87dB for speakers, best performance from 90dB or higher for music. . Specifications:
- Power - 18w
- Type - SET 845 Power Tube
- Frequency Response - 20hz to 60,000hz +/- 0.5dB at 1W
- Frequency Response - 35hz to 30,000hz +/- 1.5dB at Full Power
- Input Sensitivity - 750mv
- Input Impedance - 180 KΩ
- Output Impedance - 4Ω & 8Ω
- Noise at Speaker Terminals - Typically 1.5mv
- Feedback - 9 dB
- Biasing - Automatic Electronic
- Rectifier - Solid State, 2 Stage Choke Filters
- Drivers - 6922 and 12 BH7
Available with multiple options
- Glass Lums
- Blue Lights
Contact me if you would like to add Lums, Lights and/or Legs.
This product is made to order in the UK. Delivery typically takes 4-6 Weeks.