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.
LittleZoe comes pre-tuned for EL34 tubes and its direct replacements, or for 6550 tubes - depending on the user’s taste.
Each version differs only in the tuning of the tubes and can be easily retuned if desired.
Lundahl output transformers.
Mundorf Silver-Oil signal capacitors
Custom backlit meters.
Special quality audio grade selected components.
Regulated H.V. DC supply for voltage amplifier sections.
LittleZoe’s concept is based on achieving ultimate performance.
Circuit design favours simplicity over convenience and requires matched tubes.
An extra switch (-20db) in the front panel provides additional flexibility for low volume levels - at late night sessions or when using very sensitive speakers.
Class AB1, Ultralinear
Modified Williamson topology
Frequency Response: 20Hz - 30KHZ (-2db)
12db total negative feedback
Sensitivity for full power: 150mV
Output: 2x45W RMS
4 RCA inputs
Tubes: 2x ECC82 , 2x ECC81
Power Tubes: 4x EL34 and it’s direct replacements, or 4x 6550
LittleZoe amp is available for auditioning in Athens, Greece.
For more information on availability, please send us an email and we will get back to you shortly.