The presented amplifier is a demonstration model in excellent visual and technical condition - please see the original photos. It comes from the official distribution and has never been sold.
I also have other models of amplifiers in equally great condition. If you are interested - please contact me.
Audion Sterling Anniversary integrated 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. Our integrated model comes with 5 line level inputs and a straight thru tape output switched from the front panel.
Quality both inside and out
Having a volume control on the front and 5 stereo inputs on the rear means that a pre-amplifier is not necessary with this unit, unless a phono stage is needed.
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 (Standard stereo input is available)
"The Integrated Sterling is built with components sourced from Europe and the US. Where possible we avoid the use of any Chinese component. Our output transformers are wound in-house to our exacting standards and many of the components are either made by us or specifically for us. We use Electro Harmonix EL34 and Russian New old stock 6H1N as a driver and input tubes."
- Power 2 x 12 Watts Class A into
8 Ohms at 240V AC
- Sensitivity Ref 200mV
- Load 8 Ohm
- Distortion @ 1Watt <0.1%
- Frequency Response 14 > 40 KHz ±1 dB RIAA
- Signal to Noise < -85 dB
- Consumption 140 Watts
- Tubes 2 x EL34, 2 x 6H1N
- Size 42 cm deep, 23 cm wide
and 19 cm tall- less tubes
- Weight 14 kg
- Fuses Power 500mA / 240V