AUDION

THE AUDION GOLDEN NIGHT & GOLDEN DREAM SERIES

Golden Night products represent Audion’s Top Level products.

 

  • They are point to point 5-nine silver hard wired and include upgraded capacitors.

  • These upgrades notwithstanding,  they too are priced very competitively and outperform anything at their price points. 

  • The Golden Night Series includes 2 Monoblocks offering progressively higher power output, and designed respectively around the 300B and the 845 tube types. Both Monoblocks are SET Class A types.

 

Standard Features and Options

 

  • Alll amplifiers include a volume attenuator.

  • This standard volume control feature essentially makes them "Integrated" Monoblock amps, but in their basic versions they are "purist", and are thus delivered with one single-ended source input.

  • 4 and 8 Ohm outputs "as standard".

 

BLACK SHADOW 2 MKII -  845 Monoblock

 

The legendary Audion Black Shadow 845. Our best continues to get better.

 

To provide the fastest transient response possible, solid-state rectification is used, and the design and its implementation ensures phase coherent harmonic structure throughout the frequency spectrum. 

 

The 845 output tubes used are well within their specified performance envelope to ensure low distortion and optimum sound quality, as well as extended tube life.

 

  • All new internal chassis layout improves build and component layout and relationship

  • All new shielding reduces an already quiet amplifier to practically unmeasurable hum on a scope, and is dead silent to the ears. A -92dB improvement.

  • This means a blacker soundstage allowing you to hear even deeper into the music and the delicate low level details that were previously masked now come forward.

  • All new and improved stock signal caps to ERO/Vishay signal caps

  • All new tube options shipped stock for driver tubes. In addition to the E182CC we will ship with 7044 tubes.

  • Shuguang 845B’s are now shipped as standard instead of an upgrade. A tube many consider the finest 845

  • The only upgrade we suggest is the Elrog 845

  • All new badging stating the changes. The new badging will state Black Shadow 2. Even when introduced the badges still only said Black Shadow. 

  • Now the unit is even more worthy of the Black Shadow 2 name. Since it has been called the Black Shadow 2 in literature we are calling it the Black Shadow 2 Mkll to separate old from incredible new.

 

Power: 25 Watts Class A into 8 Ohms at 120V AC

Load: 4 & 8 Ohm

Distortion @ 1 Watt: <0.1% No Feedback

Frequency Response: 15 – 36 KHz ±3 db

Sensitivity: Variable <200 mV Full output

Noise: < (CCIR) – 90 db

Consumption: 240 Watts

Tubes: 1 x 845, 1 x 6922, 1 x E182CC each mono

Size - 18 x 16.25 x 9.84 - Less tubes

Weight : 26 lbs per mono

Warranty: 2 years. Tubes 6 months

 

MRSP  $13,499.00

AUDION Golden Night 300B Monoblock

 

This Audion amplifier is a self cancelling single ended 300B mono-block that forms part of our High End line-up of power amplifiers.

 

The amp is auto biased, and uses no (zero) feedback in the design. It is supplied "as standard" with JJ 300B tubes, and It will function within design specification with almost any other 300B, whether NOS or Current Production versions. It can also be made with PX25 (11 Watts) or 2A3 (7 Watts) tubes upon request.

 

It delivers a conservative 10 CLEAN watts into 8 ohms.  These CLEAN WATTs equate to the power of competitors boasting 18-20W.

 

A volume control, and mono inputs on the rear eliminate the need for a pre-amplifier. Whilst not strictly necessary, use of  a preamplifier is advised. The power amplifier has 4 and 8 ohm outputs. 

 

Hand built and hard wired using solid silver 5 -Nines in all of the audio path, this amplifier also incorporates a large polypropylene power supply. As such, it is able to retrieve great musical detail and nuances, far in excess of the Silver Night range.

 

This Audion amp is best suited for use with loudspeakers of 91db or better efficiency. 

 

Power: 10 Watts Class A into 8 Ohms at 120V AC 

Load: 4 – 8 Ohm Nominal

Distortion @ 1Watt: <0.1% No Feedback

Frequency Response: 10 – 38KHz ±3 db

Sensitivity: Variable >150mV Full output 

Noise: < (CCIR) – 90 db

Consumption: 99 Watts per Mono-block 

Grounding :  Ground Lift Switch

Tubes: 1 x 300B, 1 x CVX120, 1 x CVX100 - per monoblock

Size - 16.5in deep, 9in wide and 7.4in tall - Less tubes

Weight 35 lbs per mono block

Fuses - Power 4A / 120V

Warranty: 2 years. Tubes 6 months

 

MRSP  $9,795.00

The Golden Dream product approach represents Audion’s Extreme Level product offering. 

 

  • This approach also intehrates point to point 5-nine silver hard wiring and upgraded capacitors,

  • ... whilst also implementing the very rare "self-cancelling" design topology.

  • The 300B SCSE is Legendary with customers and press.

  • While Golden Dream is the most expensive Audion product, it outperforms anything at its price points, in fact competitive products at 1.5  to 2x its price.

 

Standard Features and Options

 

  • Alll amplifiers include a volume attenuator.

  • This standard volume control feature essentially makes them "Integrated" Monoblock amps, but in their basic versions they are "purist", and are thus delivered with one single-ended source input.

  • 4 and 8 Ohm outputs "as standard".

 

AUDION Golden Dream 300B Monoblock

 

Golden Dream 2 300B is our finest and highest regarded amplifier.

 

This amplifier is hand built and hard wired using solid 5 -Nines silver in all of the audio path. It delivers 20 Wpc into 4 & 8 ohm, which equates to the power of competitors boasting 30-37W.

 

To provide the fastest transient response possible, solid-state rectification is used, and the design and its implementation ensures phase coherent harmonic structure throughout the frequency spectrum.

 

 

“Self-Canceling” topology aims at canceling out second order harmonic distortion inherent in tube amplifiers. The proprietary topology accords superior impedance matching to drive the output tubes slightly harder, yielding two additional watts from each 300B, and inducing transient and bottom-end response “very difficult to find in other amplifiers.”

 

The Golden Dream uses JJ300B’s in Level 5 as standard but can also be supplied withva choice of 300B’s on levels 7 and up.

 

This amp will work with most speakers over 88db efficiency.

 

 

Power: 20 Watts Class A into 8 Ohms at 120V AC

Load: 4 – 8 Ohm Nominal

Distortion @ 1 Watt: <0.1% No Feedback

Frequency Response: <10 – 24KHz ±3 db

Sensitivity: Variable >150mV Full output

Noise: < (CCIR) – 90 db

Consumption: 168 Watts

Tubes: 2 x 300B, 1 x CVX120, 1 x CVX100 each mono

Size - 18 x 10.25 x 9.8- Less tubes Less tubes

Weight 31 lbs each

Fuses - Power 4A / 120V HT 1A / 120V

Warranty: 2 years. Tubes 6 months

 

MRSP  $17,999.00

 

6922 / 6N23P / 7308 / E88CC / 6DJ8 / CCa / PCC88

 

Implementation:  Black Shadow MKII

 

The tube rollers Dream Tube !  The 6DJ8 is a miniature 9-pin medium gain dual triode vacuum tube. It is distinguished by its very high transconductance, mostly the result of its frame grid construction. 

 

Developed by Amperex, the American division of Philips in 1958. In Europe, it was developed by Philips in the Netherlands under European designation ECC88. The series-string version 7DJ8 / PCC88 was also introduced at the same time. The 7308 is a premium 6922.

 

Although not originally designed for the purpose, it became popular in hi-fi audio amplifiers. An industrial (improved/higher ratings) version of the tube was designated 6922 / E88CC between 1959 and 1961. Siemens introduced their own super ECC88 / 6DJ8 at the same time under CCa type. New Old Stock (NOS) 6DJ8s and ECC88s produced in the past by major American or West European vacuum tube manufacturers (such as Philips or Amperex) remain extremely popular with and highly sought by audiophiles. A version (direct equivalent) of this tube was also produced in the Soviet Union as 6N23P (Russian: 6Н23П) and in China as 6N11.

 

The Russian NOS 6N23P is used extensively throughout the Audion Line as an Input / Driver tube.

 

Basic data: Uf=6.3V, If=300 mA, uM=33, Ia=15 mA, S=12.5 mA/V, Pa=1.7 W

GOLDEN NIGHT SERIES TUBES

845

 

Implementation:  Black Shadow MkII 

 

The 845 tubes were first introduced by RCA in early 1930s to compete with then industry leader Western Electric. This is also the first 3-element vacuum tube to deliver 60 watts per channel power when used in push-pull circuit design with a manageable physical size. The RCA845 became a milestone of vacuum tube production.

 

In 1937, Western Electric responded to competition from the RCA845 with their newly designed WE284A – which was considered by users to deliver more lively sound than the RCA845 and with very similar electric specifications. WE284A then became the new benchmark of 845 tubes for the entire industry.

 

However at that time the electronics industry didn’t have many applications for this type of high output power tubes so demand was very limited. Not many WE284A tubes were produced then and even fewer are still around today.

 

Owning a pair of original Western Electric 284A is a dream for many HiFi audiophiles who own 845 tubes amps, in order to experience what the past glory of tube production could bring to their music system today. However, the scarcity has driven the price to very high level that many audiophiles cannot afford or obtain.

 

The Audion Black Shadow is delivered with Shuaguang 845's.

 

Basic data: Uf=10V, If=3.25A, Ua=1,000, Ia=65mA, Pa=21W, Ra=1.9 Ko

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