LINE MAGNETIC LM-MINI84IA
LM-MINI84IA – Headphone Amplifier – Single Ended EL84 – 2x3W
The LM-mini84IA is a real integrated amplifier using a single-ended output stage using EL84 tubes in class A mode. The output power of 2x3W perfectly matches with all audiophile headphones. This powerful capability allows the LM-mini84IA to drive qualitative hi-fi speakers. AA selector located on the front panel allows the user to choose between headphone or speaker output modes.
– Point-to-point wiring
Input stage: 2x 12AX7
Power stage: 2x EL84
Bias control is accessible on top of the amplifier panel with true ampere meter.
Analog input: 1 Line input stereo
Load impedance: 4/8Ω
Metal and removable tube guard cage
Class AB amplifier
Power: 2x3W RMS
THD: 1% (1kHz)
Signal/Noise ratio: 87dB (Weighted A)
Frequency responsive (-1.5dB): 10 – 50.000 Hz
Sensitivity: 210 mV (Mode intégré)
Input Impedance: 100kΩ
Load impedance for HP to connect: 4/8Ω
1x Line input RCA (pair)
1x Headphone output Jack 3,5mm
2x Screw terminals compatible with banana plugs
LM-513PA – Mono Amplifier – Push Pull 845 – 1x160W (Price for a pair)
The mono amplifier LM-513PA is a Push-Pull amplifier with 4x 845 tubes in pure Class A amplification and delivers 1x160W. The use of high-quality components (Multicap, Philips BC filter, Motorola) hand-made construction with the finest point-to-point wiring for the most part is the guarantee of exemplary reliability.
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.
The Adrenalin amplifier represents the point of arrival of the INPOL (“Inseguitore a Pompa Lineare” – Linear Pump Tracker) concept.
The essence of such an apparatus is that of a tube amplifier featuring a very sensitive and refined timbre, combined with a surprising and amazing output capacity.
It really seems that Pathos designers and technicians achieved their goal: an iron fist concealed in a velvet glove.
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: Black and Grey, Matt Metallic
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.
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.
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.
The Hegel HD30 is the ultimate digital control centre. It does everything you can dream of, and does so with world-class quality. There is an abundance of inputs, ranging from balanced AES/EBU and BNC connectors, to Network and USB connections – with the latter also accepting DSD signals. The built-in volume attenuator allows you to connect directly to a power amplifier or a pair of active loudspeakers. Highly advanced power supplies and careful lay-out brings the noise floor down towards a mindblowing – 150dB. In
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