AUDIO NOTE Kit One amplifier – upgrades

This ‘integrated’ single-ended 300B kit amp was introduced by Audio Note UK in the mid 1990s.  This example was built by me in 1997.

The standard Kit One looks plain and unattractive, so I dressed it up with some Kondo-copper aesthetic!

Not inexpensive (around GBP799 in 1997), this was however a quite good sounding 300B SE amp. Continue reading

SUN AUDIO SV-2A3 amplifier

This Japanese single-ended, vacuum tube amplifier can be purchased in ‘kit’ form or fully assembled.

Power output is 3.5 watts/channel.   Supplied with Russian Sovtek tubes – 2A3 (2), 6SN7 (2), 5U4G (1).   Amplifier weight is 16 kgs.

Input Sensitivity is high (150mV), so with the in-built volume controls, this amplifier will accept Line level sources easily. Continue reading