OCTAVE Black Box OCTAVE, with the Black Box technology, offers an instrument to optimizing the OCTAVE amplifier in respect to the speaker. This flexibility is a unique feature of the OCTAVE brand. The dynamic and tonal stability of an amplifier is strongly dependent upon the stability and capacity of the power supply, therefore the Black Box and Super Black Box were developed as external upgrades to the OCTAVE amplifiers’ power supply storage capacitors by increasing their capacitance by a factor of 4 (Black Box) or 10 (Super Black Box), respectively. This is a tremendous benefit if the speaker is difficult to drive. Loudspeaker efficiency is made less critical, while the amplifier is enabled to handle speakers with minimum impedances as low as 2 Ohms.
The Black Box/Super Black Box power supply upgrade modules for Octave integrated and power amplifiers have convinced listeners for decades, becoming an unmatched success story in the process. They are the key to make the Octave amplification components universally compatible with any connected loudspeaker, and completely unaffected by the technical behaviour of such.
The HP 300 SE is a enhanced version of the HP 300 MKII. The HP 300 SE does not replace the HP 300 MKII, this model extends our range of Preamps. The HP 300 SE offers more flexibility in the connections and sonic benefits due to some improvements in the Power Supply and the Output stage of the Line Amplifier. The HP 300 SE has two independent XLR Inputs, three RCA Inputs, one Monitor Output, two RCA Outputs and one XLR Output. The Gain is switchable in three steps, this allow to set the optimum Gain and regulation Ratio depending on the efficiency of the Loudspeaker.
HP700 – sophisticated valve technology combined with intelligent modularity make this pre-amp future-proof. A valve pre-amp boasting innovative precision technology and a modular concept that allows the listener the freedom to build a system to cater for individual music tastes. Instead of being bound by the fixed audio and technical parameters of the equipment, listeners can adapt the technology of the HP700 to their own requirements and preferences. The result is THE sound – the optimal sound experience for the individual high-end audio system and the individual listener. THE NEXT STEP – A major step toward the ideal of all music lovers.
The focus of German high-end audio manufacturer Octave is on serious and innovative development with an emphasis on uncompromising products. This is clearly evident in the company’s smallest model, the V 40 SE integrated amplifier, which embodies all the virtues of the Octave philosophy. Octave essentially optimizes the capabilities of each of its products to the maximum limit within the respective price range. While price will naturally affect the company’s development and production efforts, it of course also provokes the question “what if?”.
As an answer to this question, to push the limits, first provoked Octave in 1995: the company started thinking about an entirely new amplifier design. Thus Octave embarked on a most challenging project: a reference preamplifier.
|After more than 20 years, we felt the time was right to explore the limits of power amplifier technology. And so the Jubilee monoblocs were born. Achieving the dream of producing a matching power amplifier for our highly regarded reference preamplifier demanded a completely new power amplifier design, an uncompromising approach to amplifier size, and a rigid insistence on the highest standards. The target of our ambition was to develop a tube amplifier with substantial power reserves and an exceptional performance. The result is an extraordinary product in both appearance and sound quality. The OCTAVE team has no reservations in claiming that the Jubilee series power amplifiers are indeed very, very close to the original objective of perfection.|
“…The Jubilee is a true work of art, providing a mastery of the music that is at the limit of what is possible in audio today…” This was the view expressed by Audio magazine when they reviewed the Jubilee preamplifier in June ’98 and proclaimed it as their absolute reference. These highly-complimentary remarks attest to the commitment of the OCTAVE design team throughout the development of the Jubilee product. They also validate the conscientious selection of the finest components and the meticulous fine-tuning of the Jubilee’s sound quality. But you deserve to hear the Jubilee for yourself.
The newly designed MRE 220 mono power amplifier is based on the ultra-reliable MRE 130 and the award winning RE 290 models. The RE 290 was designed for the newly developed KT 120 power tube. This model won the prestigious Golden Sound Award from Hifi Magazine Stereo Sound in Japan and is used as a reference amplifier by many editors.
OCTAVE, with the Black Box technology, offers an instrument to optimizing the OCTAVE amplifier in respect to the speaker. This flexibility is a unique feature of the OCTAVE brand.
The dynamic and tonal stability of an amplifier is strongly dependent upon the stability and capacity of the power supply, therefore the Black Box and Super Black Box were developed as external upgrades to the OCTAVE amplifiers’ power supply storage capacitors by increasing their capacitance by a factor of 4 (Black Box) or 10 (Super Black Box), respectively. This is a tremendous benefit if the speaker is difficult to drive. Loudspeaker efficiency is made less critical, while the amplifier is enabled to handle speakers with minimum impedances as low as 2 Ohms.
Following the phenomenal international success of the flagship Octave V 80 SE integrated amplifier, it was logical for the company to utilize the Octave Dynamic Technologies (ODT) in the further development of the popular V 110 model. The ODT concepts were first realized in the Jubilee Mono SE, and subsequently incorporated into the MRE 220 mono power amplifier. The performance of the MRE 220 benefited tremendously from the new technologies, which Octave next implemented into its integrated amplifier range by also featuring ODT in the new V 80 SE. Now, the next most powerful integrated amplifier of the Octave model range benefits from the many years of experience and continuous development as the V 110 model goes into its second stage of evolution.