Tubes give the absolute analog, organic, pleasant sound. There is more, magic.
Purists dive in a search of exotic components to get the most of this magic.
But no matter what, the tubes are "living" components, which react with the other parts of the amplifier. They are affected from surrounding sounds, the speakers and the environment. This resonance can cause microphonic sounds, ringing and distortion.
LittleZoe concept focuses on discarding noises that prevent the quiet operation of the tubes to promote sound purity.
Two major design choices were made in order to eliminate resonances and improve overall sound clarity and definition:
* Building a solid non-resonant chassis to dampen noises in the mass of the body.
* Isolating the huge transformers from the chassis and routing their energy outside the amplifier, to the ground.
To achieve a "silent" background to the music, LittleZoe is assembled on a solid, one-piece body.
The body is made by a special formula of fibered resin, using a complex, layered moulding technique.
The material has the effect of stone. Any resonances vanish to the mass leaving the tubes unaffected by all other components.
Transformers produce a serious amount of vibrations.
LittleZoe’s transformers are decoupled from the rest of the body with isolators.
Attached on a metal sub chassis, their energy is driven to the ground through cones and therefore not affecting the tubes.
Price and availability for LittleZoe will be announced at the official launch at the HIGH END Munich 2018, where customers will have the opportunity to preorder with significant discount.
Shipping will begin in September 2018.