ValvetE2 single-ended Class-A Valvet E2 single-ended Class-A  stereo amplifier - handmade in Germany NEW!New. Knut Cornils latest amplifier. The German handmade VALVET E2, a very rare breed, is a solid-state single-ended Class-A stereo amplifier in dual-mono design. The E2 is the successor of Valvet's...2790.00

Valvet E2 single-ended Class-A stereo amplifier - handmade in Germany NEW!

Listing ID: lis8896j Classified 
 Listed  · 728 Views
VALVET E2 single-ended Class-A dual-mono amplifier
VALVET E2 single-ended Class-A dual-mono amplifier
VALVET E2 single-ended Class-A dual-mono amplifier
VALVET E2 single-ended Class-A dual-mono amplifier
VALVET E2 single-ended Class-A dual-mono amplifier
VALVET E2 single-ended Class-A dual-mono amplifier
VALVET E2 single-ended Class-A dual-mono amplifier
VALVET E2 single-ended Class-A dual-mono amplifier
Time Left: 10 Days

Ending:

Asking Price: $2,790.00

New Retail Price: $2,790.00

Make Offer
Condition
NEW
Payment methodsVisa cardMastercard cardAmex cardDisc cardPaypal card

Contact seller after sale to pay via VISA/Mastercard, American Express, Discover, Certified check, Personal check or Wire Transfer

Ships fromApple Valley, CA, 92307
Ships toUnited States and Canada
Package dimensions20.0" × 14.0" × 10.0" (32.0 lbs.)
Shipping carrierUPS
Shipping costFree
Original accessoriesBox, Manual
Agon miniAverage Research Pricing

New. Knut Cornils latest amplifier. The German handmade VALVET E2, a very rare breed, is a solid-state single-ended Class-A stereo amplifier in dual-mono design. The E2 is the successor of Valvet's E1 mono-blocks.

 Long-term audio pleasure
The Single-Ended Class-A solid-state dual-mono amplifier E2 is built in pursuit of a goal that is common to all VALVET amplifiers: the transmission of music free from artifacts or manipulation, music that stimulates the senses! A simple but well-thought-out circuit, short signal paths and the best, most reliable components guarantee that your favorite music reaches you directly, thus producing long-term pleasure and satisfaction!

 Pure performance
This little amplifier delivers 20 watts into 4 Ohms (12 watts into 8 ohms). At first glance this appears to be a bit stingy, but rest assured that this amplifier is quite capable of delivering the goods even when connected to speakers with 90 dB efficiency.

 Pure music
The E2 power amplifier operates in Single-Ended-Class-A mode, with only one transistor in the output stage. We believe that the common practice of employing several transistors in parallel required to produce a higher output is detrimental to the sound quality. If you believe that you lack power, why not use a second pair of these little gems in bi-amping? For those interested in technical details: ultra-stabile power supply, pure dual mono construction (2 independent amplifiers sharing one box and one power cable). 120VA toroidal transformer for each channel, finest parts, pure silver wiring, extremely short signal paths.

CUSTOMER FEEDBACK:
"...I've had the Valvet E2 for only a few hours, but it is already impressive. I'm using it to drive a pair of Klipsch Heresy IIIs... Great, balanced sound with excellent control of the woofers. No whumpy bass with this amp. The Valvet seems to have as much or even more drive than the Rogue Stereo 100 it replaced. It also seems to be more powerful and cleaner sounding than my First Watt F7. I'm looking forward to trying it with my Spatial Audio M3s. Thanks a lot..."

SPECS:
- connections: massive silver cinch and Neutrik XLR inputs, input impedance 50 kOhm, massive binding posts for speaker cable (plugs or spades), IEC socket
- amplification: 12 watts into 8 Ohms, Class-A, single-ended solid state!
- transformer: 120VA each channel
- filtering: 25,000 µF filtering each channel
- dimensions: 445 x 45 x 300 mm (4.7 x 2.3 x 12.6 inches) WxHxD
- case: black or silver anodized, solid extruded aluminum profiles
- front: silver or black anodized, chromed and polished brass at extra charge
- sound: neutral, balanced, very musical and simply right

WEB: www.highend-electronics.com

As a business we have to collect 8% TAX from buyers in California.

REVIEWS (for the predecessor E1/E1r):
Wolfgang Dellen reviewed the VALVET E1 mono-blocks in the German "Hoererlebnis" issue 61
"...the single-ended solid state mono-blocks E1 have thoroughly convinced me. In my opinion, they have what's necessary to become classics. Their natural, warm sound, blessed with vivid tone colors entices the listener to listen on and on."
 - read the entire  review (in German)
 - read the entire  review (englisch translation)

Review of E1r in the US online publication "Enjoy the Music.com" 11/2012 by Clive Meakins: 
 "...what was striking me was the superb mix of resolution, imaging and body... upper frequency details were clear and quite brilliant. Bass drive and power was excellent. Instruments were contained in their own space, the whole became greater than the sum of the parts, and it just worked so well musically... With the Valvet E1r amplifiers driving my system I have zero desire to swap them out to try anything else, when a hi-fi component sounds this right you have stop analyzing it and just enjoy the music!"
 - read the entire  review

Review of the L1 pre and E1r monos in the German magazine "Fidelity" 05/2013 by Christian Bayer: 
 "...one thing is clear to me. The main thing most amplifers do is deliver informations, like: Miles Davis - Trumpet - Solo. But the Valvets do more than that, they present the music as a whole, communicate the real meaning behind the music and invite the listener to re-discover his favorite music..."
 - read the entire  review

Review of L2, E1r and A3.5 MkII on the German web-zine "HIFI Statement" 07/2013 Amre Ibrahim:
"...we cannot thank Mr. Cornils enough for enriching the world with high-end components such as the Valvet E1R, A3.5 MKII and L2. At a time when many amplifiers are beyond the financial reach of the average consumer’s purse, he provides an impressive counterpoint with unusual approaches to development and robust Made-in-Germany fabrication: absolutely consistent, highly musical audio components at an affordable price. More, please, Mr. Cornils!" 
 - read the entire review 
 - or here for original German

No questions have been asked about this item.

Ask the seller a public question

You must log in to ask a question.

Return Policy
Return Window

Item can be returned within 30 days of receipt.

If you pay using Audiogon Express Checkout (credit card through our marketplace) you will have 7 days from the date of delivery to request a refund, regardless of the seller's return window.

General Terms

Items must be returned in their original condition, with all included packing materials and no signs of use. Buyer assumes responsibility for all shipping return costs unless the item was not received as described.

Refunds

Buyer will receive a full refund in the original payment method less any shipping charges.

Seller Information

highend_cc 
HighEnd Electronics  Verified Dealer

Last 12 months
All-time1962100.0%

Member since December 2004