Spartacus features one of the simplest possible signal paths with absolute zero feedback (wire-vacuum-wire-vacuum-wire). To achieve simplicity while delivering exemplary performance, each device in the signal path had to be the best possible. Emission Labs and KR Audio manufacture a special breed of tubes called Directly Heated Triodes. They are the most linear amplifying devices and some of the very best audio tubes ever made. It is a fact that the distortion of triode vacuum tubes compared to solid-state devices is orders of magnitude better. Apart from the low distortion level, the type of distortion they produce is 2nd harmonic. To go further we employ a technique to cancel the negligible distortion they would generate by running two of them out of phase to cancel each other’s distortion.
INPUTS: 1 unbalanced RCA connector; 1 balanced XLR connector
OUTPUTS: up to 70W in 4Ω or 8Ω
POWER SUPPLY: 115 or 230 V
POWER CONSUMPTION: 380W
TUBE COMPLIMENT: 1x PX 25 amplification; 2x EML520B-V3 amplification; Г – 811 shunt regulator; СГ-13П voltage reference; 2 х 6Д22С rectifier