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AS-KT88PMS Stereo Pre-main amplifier

Product code: KT88PMS-1

ASTOR AS-KT88PMS Stereo Pre-main amplifier

Regular price $6,703.00 USD
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High-precision and faithful reproduction of original sound

Premain amplifier aimed at reproducing the original sound

Description
The chassis of the AS-KT88PMS is made of 2mm-thick 18-18 stainless steel with a mirror finish, and the internal components are made of 2mm-thick 18-18 stainless steel with a mirror finish and 2mm-thick oxygen-free copper material. This robust and beautiful mirror-finished casing alone cost nearly 200,000 yen, but it is remarkably effective in anti-vibration and anti-noise measures. The heat dissipation is also very good, so even though it is a vacuum tube amplifier, it can be used for a long time without any problem at all. The insulator is made of oxygen-free round copper rod and attached with young cowhide leather. The circuit parts are manufactured using carefully selected parts that are good for sound quality. The vacuum tube mounting precision is also extremely high, and noise generated from the tube mounting area is suppressed as much as possible.

Most people choose separate amplifiers when sound quality is a priority, but the AS-KT88PMS is the perfect pre-main amplifier for those who still have installation problems or who want to get the best sound possible, even though dividing the amplifier into two units would be troublesome at the earliest possible time. Its sound quality, like that of other high-end amplifier series from ASTRO ELECTRONICS, promises clear and transparent sound without noise and turbidity, and faithful reproduction of the original sound.
The self-bias capacitor used by Astro Denshi is an order of magnitude larger than the 200~300 micro capacitors used by most manufacturers, Astro Denshi uses 8000 micro capacitors. This allows the sound to be expressed well even when the volume is turned down.
Spec
Tubes used KT88 x4, 12AX7 x4, 12AU7 x3
Transformer used PT-300B x1, HW-40-8 x2, C-1-400 x1
Outputs 30W x 30W
Bias UL-connected self-bias
Frequency Response 10Hz~60kHz
VR 31-step attenuator type A100kΩ
Residual Noise Less than 1mmV/1W
Distortion 0.035% / 1W
Equalizer impedance 47kΩ
Size W480 x H210 x D400mm
Weight 24kg