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Natayo - High Power OTL Headphone Amp

$1,800.00
STATUS: Built to order.
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Class-A Output Transformer-Less Headphone Amplifier

Boasting a 3 watts RMS minimum into most audiophile headphones, this is not your typical OTL headphone amplifier!

With one tube stage for gain and another to provide the power, low distortion output, this amp has a very minimalist signal path and is very fast and natural sounding.

This amp is extremely linear and works amazingly with high impedance headphones, but works very well into loads as low as 32 ohms. Try it with headphones such as the Sennheiser HD800, Audeze LCD4 and Beyerdynamic T1.

Power Supply

A choke input, as well as an additional choke for filtering gives you a very clean and quiet power supply. Power is rectified with hyper-fast, soft recovery FRED rectifiers.

High quality film capacitors exclusively used throughout the whole power supply, which will vastly out outperform and outlast even the very best electrolytic capacitors.

Driver and Output Stage

A giant step up in audio quality from any potentiometer, this amp ships standard with a series-type 24-step attenuator, made in house. 

The topology used on the driver maximizes voltage gain and is extremely linear. Use your favorite 6SN7 type tube here.

The output stage is set up as a cathode follower with very nice active biasing, resulting in a high power output into most headphone loads. Use EL84s or 6P15P-EV tubes here.

We included some very nice NOS tubes to get you started.

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The Natayo
This is the name of the mighty Lynx, a strong and fierce predator. Much like this powerful noble cat, this amp can take down its prey with ease!
Made in Canada
All our products are designed and built in Canada, and the bulk of the components are sourced within North America.
Warranty
This product comes with a 5 year warranty to the original owner for both parts and labor.
Tubes have a 90 day warranty.
Satisfaction Guarantee
All units come with a 30 day in-home satisfaction guarantee so you can try our products in your own home with your equipment.
If for some reason you are not satisfied with your product, you can return the item within 30 days for a full refund, minus shipping and a 10% restocking fee.
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Specifications
Power Output: 2 Watts RMS @ 32 Ohms and 3 Watts RMS (minimum) @ 80-600 Ohms.
Output: Single Ended w/ XLR for convenience
Gain: approx. 3.8 (+11.5dB)
Frequency Response: greater than 20Hz-20kHz, +/-0.5dB
Input Impedance: 10K Ohms
Output Impedance: Less than 24 Ohms
Input Voltage: Minimum 2V
Volume Control: Series-type 24-step attenuator
Driver Tube: NOS 6N8S included
Output Tube: NOS 6P15P-EV included
Power Supply: Hyper-fast FRED rectification, choke input and choke filtered. All capacitors are high quality film caps.
Power Usage: approx. 80 Watts
Voltage: 117V or 230V
Size: 320mm(W) x 300mm(L) x 80mm(H)
Weight: approx. 9kg
Included with Amplifier: (1) NOS 6N8S, (2) NOS 6P15P-EV, (1) standard power cable
Options
[+$200] Teflon Film and Foil Capacitors.
This is a big upgrade over the standard film and foil coupling capacitors that come with this amplifier. Break-in time is long, however.
[+$250] 24-Step Ladder-Type Attenuator, made in-house with ultra low-noise, precision military resistors.
Ladder types are the best type of stepped attenuator, with only a single resistor in series with the signal path. A significant step up over any potentiometer (and most other stepped attenuators too).