LINE MAGNETIC LM-503PA
LM-503PA – Mono Amplifier – Single Ended 845 – 1x24W (Price for a pair)
The LM-503PA monoblocs have been created from an original design of Western Electric. It uses a single ended 845 output stage with Full Music 300B drivers. Pre-amplifier stage uses a special Line Magnetic tube, the 310A.
The rectifier tube is a 5U3C and the power line is filtered by two special chokes. User bias controls for 300B and 845 are used for bias adjustment with a specific VU meter to allow you to monitor bias with ease.
– Single ended design
– Pure class A
– Point-to-point wiring
– High-quality components
Input stage: 1x 310A
Rectifier: 1x 5U3C
Drivers: 1x 300B
Power stage: 1x 845 “Single-ended” and Class A amplifier
Pathos Ethos: Integrated amplifier (HiDac Optional)
The edged exterior of the Éthos does not provide any clues about how to control the amplifier. Like with the Logos to operate the Éthos is a hit and miss trial and error affair. Both recessed buttons on the front panel are difficult to access and they carry no marks or descriptions. The remote controller (by the way very elegant slick piece of metal) will not help a lot as it also has just anonymous buttons. Either a user looks into the amp’s manual or just presses something to see what it does. This is a kind of trade-off for the clean Italian design,
Other than that the Éthos is built with great attention to detail, the selection of parts, craftsmanship and internal layout scream with quality and care. I loved the amp’s heatsinks that are cast in the shape of Pathos’ logo.
The central part is occupied by a turquoise alphanumeric display that is dimmable. The power switch can be found at the rear panel and there is no need to power the amp off as it stays in a standby mode at idle, A ‘progress bar’ on the display will inform you that the Éthos is waking up – it takes no more than 30 seconds before all circuits are stabilized.
Finishes: Matt metallic grey
Pathos Classic One – Integrated amplifier
After having won over the international audiophile community with state-of-the-art reference amplifiers, to conceive a product with a set price point as the main design limit has been a true challenge to Pathos.
The Classic One project was initiated to transfer, in a more affordable amplifier, all the know-how and expertise acquired developing reference products.
Classic One represents a new standard in its price category: it successfully blends in a single chassis a preamplifier and power amplifier, completely separated from each other and provided with their own individual power supplies.
The pre-stage – or, better, the preamplifier – is purely tube, balanced, pure Class A, extremely low noise, with high intrinsic linearity and without any feedback. It provides an exquisitely tube sound in terms of transparency, air, harmonics and refinement… in one word, musicality.
The power stage is a solid state power amplifier, high bias current, Class A/AB in order to adequately drive every load. It provides the sound with speed and dynamics, without influencing the tube nature of the sound. The volume control is motorised and remote controlled, the remote itself is in solid wood. Power supplies are over-dimensioned and stabilized.
Selected components, pure silver Pathos signal cable wiring, gold plated terminals, high-quality materials and refinement at its highest standard are additional benefits provided with the Classic One.
Together with such sound performance and overall quality, the Classic One is offered at a price that clearly demonstrates a philosophy of value for money. This is possible thanks to an aimed design approach, coupled with extremely accurate engineering and superior aesthetic form.
Pathos Ampli D – Power Stereo Amplifier
AmpliD is the first of a new line of digital amplifiers from Pathos. Completely balanced in D Class, it features a 70 Watt output power on each channel at 8 Ohm, and 130 Watt on each channel at 4 Ohm; it has 2 kinds of inputs (1 as stereo balanced XLR and 1 as stereo unbalanced RCA line).
Despite small dimensions, AmpliD provides great power and high sound quality. It reached state-of-the-art among all those digital amplifiers, that cannot be underestimated in terms of technological innovation.
Finishes: Grey or Black with buttons
LM-211IA- Integrated Amplifier – Push Pull EL34 – 2x32W
The Line Magnetic integrated amplifier LM-211IA is a push-pull amplifier with 4x EL34 tubes in Class AB amplification and delivers 2x15W in triode mode and 2x32W in ultra-linear mode. It has 4 balanced line inputs and 4/8Ω output groups.
The rear-illuminated front panel meter is used to adjust polarization of the tubes. The use of high-quality components (Realcap capacitors, ALPS potentiometer) wired in the air, for the most part, is the guarantee of exemplary reliability. Its transformers output are of EI type, specially designed for power supply. The LM-211IA delivers dynamic, rich and natural sound.
The Hegel Rost can also mean “voice”, and the Rost is truly the “voice of Hegel”. With the patented SoundEngine amplifier technology, highly advanced preamplifier and delicately designed D/A-converter, the Rost sounds fluidly natural and dynamic. It preserves all the tiny details that create
the feeling of being there, and delivers deep, thundering bass when needed.
Pathos Inpol Heritage – Integrated Amplifier without Compromises
InPol Heritage represents the projectual legacy of the late Pathos co-founder, designer and inventor of InPol, Engineer Giani Borinato.
The team of Pathos technical designers pushed themselves to the very highest level with this unprecedented project; an enormous amount of time was spent with this product, which is characterised by components of the highest quality and the customary absence of compromises.
The digital bias/gain set technology with intelligent control is entrusted to the same microprocessor which regulates the volume, thus guaranteeing the performance of the amplifier itself and its ability to drive the loudspeakers efficiently.
Thanks to the (optional) HiDac Mk2 converter, music lovers who want the very best from the latest digital sources will find their demands fully met.
InPol (Inseguitore Pompa Linear – Linear Pump Follower) is a system patented by Pathos Acoustics which has enjoyed great success and won many awards.
Inpol devices have a special sonic personality obtainable only by means of this particular circuit design – fully balanced in Class A using a single solid-state component in follower configuration, with high current gain and with voltage gain together. The valve amplifier amplifies the input signal voltage and InPol supplies the current to drive the loudspeakers without any further amplification. In this way, the signal is entrusted to the valves and becomes a true copy of the original, with all the quality, purity and harmonic content of the original.
This technology allows an increase in the theoretical output in pure Class A of between 25% and 50% together with a low output impedance which is fundamental for the damping factor and further improved by the double InPol.
Finishes: Anodized Black
LM-216IA – Integrated Amplifier – Push Pull KT88 – 2x38W
The Line Magnetic integrated amplifier LM-216IA is a push-pull amplifier with 4x KT88 tubes in Class AB amplification and delivers 2x22W in triode mode and 2x38W in ultra-linear mode. The LM-216iA delivers dynamic, rich, and natural sound.
Class AB amplifier
2x22W RMS Triode mode
2x38W RMS Ultra-linear mode Input stage: 2x 12AX7 and 2x 12BH7 Power stage: 4x KT88
LM-212PA -Mono Amplifier – Single Ended 212 – 1x32W
The LM-212PA is the «ultimate» monophonic amplifier from Line Magnetic, requiring more than two years of development. Its design is based on a Triode 212 mounted in Single Ended and «drived» by a 300B. In order to guarantee the durability of this exceptional tube, a sophisticated mechanical system protects it from shocks when not in use.