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Finalé Audio by Triode Lab Ltd

829B Special - The GALLIARD

The 829B Special : Based on a twin-beam - 829B, double-tetrode design, it will crank 18 single-ended watts per channel from two matched power tubes in a single power envelope. In short - there is two tubes packed in one bottle.

Made for the big power SE fans, and this is our pick in transmitter tube - we made a few pairs of 829B Push Pull Mono-Blocks, but much prefer it in SE application (To us, it is as good or better to 211/845). Unlike many higher output tubes, this 829B is efficient to drive like the world famous EL84/6BQ5, as well the newly Western Electric designed 7591. Its linearity is also better than most 8-pin output tubes such the commonly used 6L6/5881/KT66 family.  Plus, did we mention we love this tube so much due to its availability (So much NOS around!) and affordability — for example, 211 and 845 tubes are plentiful and sound great, but on the higher end of the $ scale!

The result, unlike other high quality big output SE amplifiers which might lack. Our 829B Special never lacks the finesse, the micro-details, the refinement, the transient speed,  the absolute quietness (Read VERY QUIET even ultra high efficient speakers), as well transparency and liveliness into music. It is true high end sound!

Its the best of both world in terms of both power and single ended refinement!

 

Construction:

Level of difficulty - HIGHEST. But like how we makes 211/845 amps : we ensure this design is world best and as serious as we could do.

Only the best ingredients are used, no compromise in quality. The selection of transformers is crucial on such high voltage and HIGH-END application, we only uses the finest grade metal to construct our transformers. On the output transformers, it is made by our sister company - Triode Lab. It is rated 30W in flagship quality, 2.7K Primary Impedance, that we only spare to do custom high end tube amps for our loyal customer in Parallel SE applications around tubes like 300B / 45 / 50 ...etc, as well 2A3 and most other 8 and 9 pins output tubes. The frequency response is brilliant, the highs are extended and precise and the bass measured solid sub 30 Hz (this is where the authority of music / the scale / the immerse of power comes in , this is why high end output transformers are suppose to be expensive!) - the quality in both aural and measurements are up against other finest transformers around the world. The best or nothing! Ever wonder why other high power SE amps or 300B amps you heard have rolled off trebles? Its the transformers! Think about it - there is not much tube amp manufactures can afford expensive output transformers (Made by brand name HIFI transformer companies), it is close to or over 4 digits of USD at cost.

Same to the proprietary power transformer, also custom make by Triode Lab, hand crafted in Canada, are made to safely handle the high power transmitter tubes. Its made with finest aerospace/military grade M6 irons. Its not just quiet, but provide a cool temperature operation (Running Class A is HOT). Along with a well over-sized proprietary made high quality choke transformer, the amplifier easily exceed 50 lbs. Housed in a large heavy duty enclosed chassis measure 17" wide and 19" deep.

Facts:

  • Operation : Class A Single Ended
  • Autobias Finale’s superb auto-bias circuit makes screwdriver adjustments a thing of the past!
  • Nominal Power : 18W (16W before distortion)
  • Driver Tubes : 12AX7 x 2
  • Rectifier Tube : 5AR4 / GZ34
  • Coupling Caps : Mundorf Evo Oil Caps
  • Power Supply Main Cap - Mundorf MtubeCAP
  • Speakers Output : 4 and 8 Ohms (Optional 16 ohms) via CMC USA Gold Binding Posts
  • AC Inlet - Furutech Rhodium IEC
  • Signal Input - Cardas Rhodium RCA
  • Dimensions : 15" W x17" D X 7" H

MSRP: TBA (Including NOS 829B Pair of Tubes as well 12AX7s/5AR4)

  • 2016 New Finish Option - Silver-Gray Hammertone Finish on chassis - the large chassis is carefully constructed of thick gauge aluminum with all four sides folded for extra strength reinforcement, The top cover is remained in textured electronic black
  • Copper Chassis-package Optional $3,000 USD - The use of copper materials result in lower ground impedance and eddy currents, which gives you a lower noise floor and better S/N Ratio. Its not just better by ears, but on a same design, we have measured better results! You be surprise to hear the differences it made with all these mechanical changes. All couplings are also upgraded to Mundorf Silver in Oil. Solid aluminum footers polished in chrome hand made in Canada is included,
One morning, Jon Eben Field and Frank Fazzalari were over, and we listened to some orchestral music on Frank’s Coherent Audio Model 15’s, which were here for a week before going to Jon Eben’s place for review. After a while I said, you guys need to hear this 829B amp. Holy Mother of God. We heard orchestras and kettle drums and lights, we heard things from beyond the great beyond. We heard the music. There were “WOW”‘s aplenty, and I believe Frank said he’d never heard his 15’s sound better. Soon my wife was calling from upstairs to see if everything was ok. I think it must have been the clatter of all those jaws dropping to the floor!
— http://wallofsound.ca/

 

GALLIARD M - Mono blocks

  • Operation : Class A Single Ended
  • Autobias Finale’s superb auto-bias circuit makes screwdriver adjustments a thing of the past!
  • Nominal Power : 30W (Conservatively rated)
  • Output Transformers : Triode Lab Flagship Single Ended 60W Core Type, it is engineered highly with our proprietary design and calculations for this 829B mono applications with aerospace quality M6 expensive metal materials. It measured FLAT 20 hz - 20 khz! Thats the prerequisite to unleash the power of the finest S.E. 30W.
  • Driver Tubes : 12AX7 x 1 , 12BH7 x 1 / Block
  • Rectifier Tube : 5AR4 / GZ34
  • Coupling Caps : Mundorf Evo SUPREME Coupling Caps
  • Power Supply Main Cap - Mundorf MtubeCAP
  • Speakers Output : 4 and 8 Ohms (Optional 16 ohms) via Furutech Japan Carbon Fibre Binding Posts
  • AC Inlet - Furutech Rhodium IEC
  • Signal Input - Cardas Rhodium RCA

MSRP TBA USD

Copper Chassis-package Optional $5,000 USD - The use of copper materials result in lower ground impedance and eddy currents, which gives you a lower noise floor and better S/N Ratio. Its not just better by ears, but on a same design, we have measured better results! You be surprise to hear the differences it made with all these mechanical changes. All couplings are also upgraded to Mundorf Silver in Oil. Solid aluminum footers polished in chrome hand made in Canada is included,

 

 

 

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