Cayin A-50T MKII Tube Integrated Amp with MM Phono Stage
The Improved Cayin A-50T MKII Features Switchable EL-34 or KT-88 Tube Capability, a Moving Magnet (MM) Phono Stage & Heavy Duty Remote Control!
This beautifully crafted hand made amp is designed to deliver the wonderful sound of the original classic Marantz 8B amp with features and build quality that would not have been dreamed of in the 1960's or 1970's. Although many 'improvements' have happened to HiFi equipment, many purists still believe that Simple is Better. Classic, simple design of amplifiers, with the improvement that better capacitors and better connectors, and even creature comforts like a Remote Control, will reproduce your music in an easier to listen to, less fatiguing way.
The Cayin Audio A-50T MKII uses four EL-34 Output Tubes for Class AB1 Push Pull Amplification, but is upgradable to KT-88 Tubes (not included) by a switch on the bottom of the unit. The craftsmanship is first rate, inside and outside. The torodial power transformer and EI output transformers are specially designed and manufactured for the Cayin A-50T MKII. Cayin's unique Soft-start circuit helps extend tube life (typically 3000 hours!). The removable cage snaps on and off anytime. Cover on has a clean classic look, cover off... Keep On Glowin'.
Once the cover is off the Bias adjustment controls and test points are easily accessible and adjustable from the top of the Chassis. The amp is very stable and typically won't need a bias adjustment for about 1000 hours.
"The A50T MKII is an absolutely fabulous sounding amp. So don't let its price fool you!" - Robert Bantz, President of Elusive Disc, Inc.
"...the Cayin A-50T is competitive with many higher-powered, more expensive integrateds, both tube and solid-state, and its strengths rival those of many far more expensive tube separates I've heard. Finally, the 35Wpc A-50T behaves like an amplifier that puts out twice its rated power-or more. I strongly recommend that anyone considering spending up to $2000 on an integrated amplifier listen to the magic that the Cayin A-50T can produce." - Robert Reina, Stereophile, March 2008
"The Cayin A-50T is the best low-price amp I have ever heard, and it rivals some of the best amps in any price range." - Harry Weisfeld, owner of VPI Industries
• 35watt Per Channel Integrated Amp (Ultralinear)
• 16watt Per Channel (Triode)
• Switchable EL-34 or KT-88 Tube Capability
• All Tube Throughout
• Hand-Made Chassis
• Point To Point Wiring
• Heavy Duty Remote Control
• Soft Start Technology, Extends Tube Life!
• Ultralinear or Triode Mode Selector from Remote
• Toroidal Power Transformer
• Enough power to drive most small and medium size loudspeakers
• Tubes always sound richer, smoother, more natural
• Rigid Chassis for solid build platform
• Adjust volume, select input and choose output mode (Ultralinear = 35watt per channel or Triode=16watt per channel) from your seat.
• Toroidal transformers run cooler, and have lower stray magnetic fields so they run quieter with no hum
MM Phono Specifications:
Input Sensitivity: 2.5 mV
Input Impedance: 47.0 K-ohms
Total Gain: 48.0 dB
S/N Ratio: 75.0 dB
RIAA: +/- 0.25 dB
Power Supply: 120V AC, 50-60Hz
Amp Type: All Tube Integrated Amp
Wattage: 35w/Ch. Ultra-linear Mode, 16w/Ch. Triode Mode
Frequency Response: 10Hz=50kHz (+/- 1.5dB)
S/N Ratio: 89dB
THD: 1% (1kHz)
Input Impedance: 100K ohms
Input Sensitivity: 370mV
Output Impedance: 4ohm or 8ohm output connectors
Power Consumption: 280W
Tubes: 4 x EL-34 Output Tubes, 2 x 12AU7, 2 x 12AX7 Input Tubes
Bias Voltage for EL34 Output Tubes: 0.3vdc
Premium Parts: Ceramic Tube Sockets, ALPS Volume Control
Capacitors: Nichicon & Realcap Capacitors
Terminations: WBT style speaker terminals and Gold plated input jacks
Inputs: CD, Aux 1, Aux 2, Tuner Inputs
Chassis: Hand made Chassis with Point to Point wiring
Output Transformers: Custom designed, hand wound
Transformer Type: Torodial Power Transformer
Protective Cage: Included
Remote Control: Included
Dimensions: 14"W x 7"H x 12"D
Weight: 28.6 lbs
Warranty: 3 Years Parts & Labor, 90 Days on Tubes