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Updated, May 1, 2004

 

A List with some Prices

 

 

Note: Audio Note now sells all of its small parts (capacitors, etc.) through Parts Connexion.

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Audio Note™ Analogue Products
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Effective May 1, 2004

 

Phonographic Cartridges

 

ANUK Order Code

Model

Description

ZU080

IQ1

Moving magnet, weight 6 grms, FG type 2 diamond in hard aluminium cantilever

ZU080R

IQ1 Stylus

Replacement stylus for IQ1

ZU082

IQ2

Moving magnet, weight 6 grms, FG type 1 diamond in hard aluminium cantilever

ZU082R

IQ2 Stylus

Replacement stylus for IQ2

ZU083

IQ3

Moving magnet, weight 6 grms, AN type 2 diamond in titanium cantilever as IoI

ZU083R

IQ3 Stylus

Replacement stylus for IQ3

ZU102 red version

ZU102-1 blue version

IoI

Low output moving coil, 0.05mV at 1 Ohm, weight 11 grms, AN type 2 diamond in titanium cantilever, silver coils, ALNICO magnets with magnetic iron focussing parts, aluminium body

ZU102R

ZU102-1R

IoI Repair

Cost of complete rebuild with new cantilever & damping rubber

ZU103

IoII

Low output moving coil, 0.05mV at 1 Ohm, weight 18 grms, AN type 1 diamond in titanium cantilever, silver coils, ALNICO magnets with magnetic iron focussing parts, gun metal body

ZU103R

IoII Repair

Cost of complete rebuild with new cantilever & damping rubber

ZU103-1

IoGold

Low output moving coil, 0.05mV at 1 Ohm, weight 20 grms, AN type 1 diamond in titanium cantilever, silver coils, ALNICO magnets with permadure focussing parts, solid silver pin outs, gun metal body

ZU103-1R

IoGold Repair

Cost of complete rebuild with new cantilever & damping rubber

ZU104

IoLtd

Very low output moving coil, 0.04mV at 1 Ohm, weight 22 grms, AN type 1 diamond in titanium cantilever, silver coils, silver wired electromagnets with permadure focussing parts, solid silver pin outs, gun metal body, separate DC power supply for internal electromagnet coils

ZU104R

IoLtd Repair

Complete rebuilt, incl. Cantilever, damping rubber & rewinding of electromagnetic coils

 

Common to all our phono cartridges’ is the quality of the diamond, stylus and magnet assemblies, the replacement stylii are interchangeable between the IQ1, IQ3 and IQ3, a simple and worthwhile upgrade.

 

Our moving coil cartridges are both extremely low output, very low compliance and very heavy. They normally require a step up transformer with a minimum of 28dB gain and a high rigidity, medium mass tone arm to perform at their best. Active step up devices are not recommended.

 

Due to the quality of the quality, even hardness and polish of our diamond styli, life can be expected to be on the order of 2,000 to 3,000 hours against the normal life expectancy of 500 – 1,000 hours for a normal diamond stylus.

 

It should be noted that all Io repairs should be sent directly to Audio Note™ UK Ltd. All Io cartridges can be repaired regardless of age, the repair includes a new cantilever with diamond, new suspension, tie wire and re-magnetisation of ALNICO magnets, warranty is as for a new cartridge.

 

Updated April 12, 2004

 

 

Audio Note™ Analogue Products

 

Moving Coil Step Up Transformers.

 

 

ANUK Order Code

Model

Description

ZU700

 

ZU710

AN-S1L

 

AN-S1H

Moving coil step up transformer, copper wired on mumetal core, switch with two impedance settings,

L version low 3 & 12 Ohm 26-28dB gain,

H version high 20 & 80 Ohm 20–22dB gain

ZU720

 

ZU730

AN-S2L

 

AN-S2H

Moving coil step up transformer copper wired on mumetal core, switch with two impedance settings,

L version low 3 & 12 Ohm 28-30dB gain,

H version high 20 & 80 Ohm 24 – 26dB gain

ZU740

ZU750

ZU760

ZU770

ZU780

ZU790

AN-S3L

AN-S3LM

AN-S3ML

AN-S3M

AN-S3MH

AN-S3H

High quality moving coil step up transformer, copper wired on fully interleaved super mumetal 250 core, six versions available,

L version low 1 Ohm with 33dB gain,

LM version Ohm with 31dB gain,

ML version with 9 Ohm with 29dB gain

M version medium 16 Ohm with 27dB gain,

MH version with 36 Ohm with 24 dB gain

H version high 64 Ohm with 22dB gain

ZU800

AN-S3L-AG

 

Moving coil step up transformer wired with Audio Note™ 99.99% pure silver wire on mumetal core. Switch with two impedance settings,

L version only low 3 & 12 Ohm 28-30dB gain, no High version not available

ZU810

ZU820

ZU830

ZU840

ZU850

ZU860

AN-S4L

AN-S4LM

AN-S4ML

AN-S4M

AN-S4MH

AN-S4H

 

High quality moving coil step up transformer wired with Audio Note™ 99.99% pure silver wire on fully interleaved super mumetal 250 core, three single impedance versions available,

L version low 1 Ohm with 33dB gain,

LM version Ohm with 31dB gain,

ML version with 9 Ohm with 29dB gain

M version medium 16 Ohm with 27dB gain,

MH version with 36 Ohm with 24 dB gain

H version high 64 Ohm with 22dB gain

ZU890

 

ZU900

AN-S8L

 

AN-S8H

Ultra high quality moving coil step up transformer, Audio Note™ silver wired on large super mumetal 250 core fully interleaved, two single impedance versions available,

L version low 1 Ohm with 33dB gain

H version high 64 Ohm with 24dB gain

 

ü       All low versions should be used with Audio Note™ MC cartridges to get best bandwidth and dynamic conversion to retain the recorded harmonic envelope on any piece of software best possible.

ü       The new AN-S3 (meaning NOT the AN-S3L-AG which is being slowly phased out) and AN-S4 there are now 6 versions of each, 1 Ohm, 4 Ohm, 9 Ohm, 16 Ohm, 36 Ohm and 64 Ohm, the 1 Ohm is for all the Audio Note™ Io cartridges and the rest are for other low output moving coils, such as Dynavector, Denon, Clearaudio, Koetsu, Lyra, Goldbug, van den Hul, Allerts, Ortofon, Goldring and Micro Benz.

ü       It is important to appreciate the utmost importance of getting the impedance matching between the cartridge coil and the primary of the transformer as close as possible, we used to sell a transformer, the AN-S7, which had 6 switchable impedances, which was a great help when determining which impedance suited a cartridge best, however, the trade-off in sound quality from the multible taps on the transformers and the switches were simply too great.

ü       All Audio Note™ MC transformers are housed in solid copper chassis’s for best sound. Despite this they are quite sensitive to positioning, and hum will occur when they are too close to power cords, supplies or electric motors and their associated wiring (from a separate turntable power supply to the turntable itself for example), so careful positioning is mandatory.

 

Updated April 12, 2004

 

Audio Note™ Analogue Products

 

Tone Arms.

 

ANUK Order Code

Model

Description

ZU314

ARM One A

9” tone arm, Audio Note™ copper wired, AN-A external cable

ZU315

ARM Two V

9” tone arm, Audio Note™ AN-AI 99.99% pure silver wire with AN-V external cable

ZU316

 

ARM Three Vx

9” tone arm, Audio Note™ AN-AI 99.99% pure silver wire with AN-Vx external cable

FIX-292

FIX-294

FIX-296

Arm Height

Spacer

2 mm,

4 mm,

6 mm for ARM One, Two and Three

ZU303

 

ZU305

AN-1s/AN-V

 

6 wire version

10” tone arm, Audio Note AN-AI 99.99% pure silver wire with AN-V external cable, medium mass arm for cartridges with low to medium compliance weighing up to 25 grams

ZU304

 

ZU306

AN-1s/AN-Vx

 

6 wire version

10” tone arm, cabling as above but with AN-Vx external cable

ZU304-1

 

ZU307

AN-1s/AN-Sogon

 

6 wire version

10” tone arm, as above but with AN-Sogon external cable

 

All Audio Note™ AN-1s tone arms are available with 6 wires for use with the Audio Note™ Io Ltd. moving coil cartridge the two additional wires are for the DC feed to the electromagnets from the power supply.

 

The Audio Note™ ARM One/TWO and Three are now Audio Note™ rewired versions of the REGA RB250. These three arms are very suitable for the Audio Note™ IQ1, IQ2, IQ3 and IoI cartridges. The heavier Io cartridges are not suited for these three arms.

 

The ARM One, Two and Three are designed for the Audio Note™ AN-TT One and AN-TT Two turntables, but will work very well on the AN-TT Three varieties as well as on most other turntables.

 

The AN-1s arms are designed specifically for the AN-TT Three turntables, but will work very well on most other manufacturer’s turntables as well, if Audio Note™ is provided with the necessary drawings, we can provide arm boards for most other brands.

 

 

 

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Audio Note™ Analogue Products

Turntables

 

ANUK Order Code

       Model 

Description

ZU454-XX

AN-TT One

One motor turntable with three point suspended sub

chassis, acrylic platter, available in black ash, light ash,

rosewood or cherry.

ZU500-XX

AN-TT Two

Two motor version of the above with increased torque

and stability, available in black ash, light ash, rosewood and cherry.

 

PLAS-801

PLAS-802

AN-TT Belts

Round

Flat

There are two types, round and flat, both are available and both also fit equivalent Systemdek models

MWK-98-700

MWK-98-1003

MWK-981001

MWK-98-1002

AN-TT Arm Boards

Rega

Blank

SME

SME 3009

We only offer the 4 different arm boards for the TT One and TT Two, all are

 

VTI-3000

TT One/TT Two Motor

50Hz AC synchronous motor, suits many different turntables, Systemdek, Audio Note™, Linn, Rega amongst others

ZU550-XX

Not currently available

AN-TT Three

Three motor high torque turntable with separate split-

phase power supply, very high torque and low mass

acrylic platter, rotational mass equivalent 80 kilos!

All suspended parts made from aircraft grade Aluminium

type HS30 the most ductile and absorbent Aluminium available

ZU552-XX

Not currently available

AN-TT Three

Super

As above with improved bearing and polycarbonate

(Lexan) platter

ZU556-XX

Not currently available

AN-TT Three

0.5 Reference

Three large 0.4 BHP Papst external flywheel motors, but running at half speed with a basic high voltage power supply adding extra torque to increase rotational mass equivalent to 120 kilos, despite the lightweight Lexan platter

PLAS-800

AN-TT Three Belts

Flat belts for all TT-Three and Voyd three motor turntables

 

AN-TT Three Armboards

Flat aluminium armboard, either blank or for AN-1s or ARM One/Two

ZU600-XX

Avail June ‘04

AN-TT Three Reference

Three large 0.4 BHP Papst external flywheel motors each drawing 250 watts from a large 800 watt power supply. The rotational mass equivalent of this drive system is a massive 470 kilos despite the light 1 kg Lexan platter, so forget high mass TT’s they pack NO comparative punch only colouration from the high mass!

 

AN-TT Three Reference ArmBoard

“Stepped” arm board only for AN-1s arms for older TT Three Reference turntables, which most effectively distributes the resonant energy from the cartridge into the sub chassis, for other arms use the above flat arm board

 

* All Audio Note™ turntables will accommodate the ARM One, ARM Two and ARM Three without problems. Arm boards are available for these arms for all AN-TT turntables, please note that these arm boards also fit some later Systemdek IIx turntables, however, most older IIx’s have the drop shaped armboard and we CANNOT supply these.

* Early TT Ones and most Systemdek IIx’s have glass platters, the new TT One acrylic platter is NOT compatible with the old glass platters, the spindle hole is different, so it is not possible to fit a modern acrylic platter to an old deck with a glass ditto.

* We also cannot supply spares for any of the electronic IIxe Systemdek tables, as we have no circuit diagrams or parts lists.

* We recommend the AN-1s arms for all the three motor decks, the AN-1s tone arm design was conceived as the ultimate interface between the cartridge and the turntable sub chassis in order to transfer as much energy away from the cartridge and into the sub chassis with as little reflection as possible.

* Two arm boards are available for all TT three turntables, together with screws made from the same aircraft grade of Aluminium as the AN-1s arm and the TT Three turntable sub chassis

* IIt goes without saying that the wear of the belt in the three motor drive system is greatly increased, and we recommend changing the belts every 6 – 12 month depending on use.                                                                                                                   Updated April 12, 2004

 

 

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Audio Note™ Sockets & Connectors

 

ANUK Order Code

Model No.

Description

CON-310AG/311AG

AN-GP/AG

Audio Note™ silver plated RCA plug

CON-307/308

AN-P

Audio Note™ heavily silver plated RCA plug

CON-060

AN-BP

Audio Note™ silver plated 4 mm spring loaded banana plug

CON-065

AN-SS

Audio Note silver plated Y shape loudspeaker cable spade

CON-034/036

AN-CS

Audio Note™ heavily silver plated RCA socket

CON-028A/029A

AN-SPKR

Audio Note™ silver plated speaker terminal

CON-028LAG

CON-029LAG

AN-SPR

Audio Note™ silver plated large speaker terminal

CON-028/029

AN-STR

Audio Note™ high quality silver plated speaker terminal, used on best Audio Note amplifiers like KEGON, ONGAKU etc.

All Audio Note™ plugs and sockets are heavily silver plated (over 60 micron), have PTFE or Teflon insulation

and are non-magnetic and the speaker terminals, RCA sockets and plugs are available in left and right marked pairs.

 

Audio Note™ Cables

Interconnects

 

ANUK Order Code

Model

Description

AN-Cable-100

AN-A

99.99% pure copper litz wire symmetrical interconnect

 

Termination

With AN-GP-AG silver plated Audio Note™ RCA plugs

AN-CABLE-150

AN-C

99.99% pure copper litz wire symmetrical interconnect

 

Termination

With AN-GP-AG silver plated RCA plugs

AN-CABLE-1150

LEXUS

Copper version of AN-Vz/SOGON, black

 

Termination

Currently only available with the AN-GP-AG silver plated RCA plug

AN-CABLE-250

AN-V

99.99% pure silver 15 strand litz wire symmetrical interconnect,

copper screen

 

Termination

With AN-GP-AG heavily silver plated RCA plugs

AN-CABLE-300

AN-Vx

99.99% pure silver 20 strand litz wire symmetrical interconnect,

copper screen

 

Termination

With AN-P heavily silver plated RCA plugs

AN-CABLE-1300

SOGON™

99.99% pure silver 60 strand litz wire symmetrical interconnect, copper screen

 

Termination

With AN-P heavily silver plated RCA plugs

 

·                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               All Audio Note interconnects are priced in stereo meter without termination.

·                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Termination cost is shown in the column below each cable indicating the standard connector included, terminations with XLR, LEMO, Fischer,  BNC or any other plug are available to special order, please specify.

·                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               All Audio Note™ interconnects are designed for maximum signal transfer and minimum loss over the audio band, we regard these the most important factors.

·                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                All Audio Note™ interconnects are equally at home in both the analogue and the digital domain, and excellent results can be expected in both areas.

·                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               All Audio Note™ interconnects are highly flexible (except the SOGON) and suitable for long runs.

 

Audio Note™ Internal Tone Arm Wire

 

ANUK Order Code

Model

Description

 

AN-WIRE-300

AN-WIRE-310

AN-WIRE-320

AN-WIRE-330

AN-AI

Clear

Blue

Red

Green

Internal tone arm wire, 4 colours available, blue, green, red and  clear (silver), each wire consists of 3 twisted wires of 0.05mm

 

 

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Audio Note™ Cables

Loudspeaker Cables

 

ANUK Order Code

Model

Description

AN-CABLE-500R

AN-CABLE-500B

AN-D

Red, Single conductor 99.99% pure copper cable red or black

Black

As above

 

AN-D

Two conductors, red and black 99.99% pure copper for mono connection

As above

AN-D

Four conductors 99.99% pure copper cable, red and black conductors, this is a stereo set!

 

Termination

Silver plated custom Audio Note™ banana plugs, AN-BP both ends

AN-CABLE-550

AN-Ba

Single screened mono conductor 99.99% pure copper cable

As above

AN-Ba

Two screened double stereo conductors 99.99% pure copper cable

 

Termination

Either silver plated banana plugs, AN-BP/AG or spades, AN-SS

AN-CABLE-600A

AN-La

Single screened mono conductor 99.99% pure copper litz cable

As above

AN-La

Two screened double stereo conductors 99.99% pure copper litz cable

 

Termination

Either silver plated banana plugs, AN-BP/AG or spades, AN-SS

AN-CABLE-630

LEXUS XL

Single conductor, 4 internal conductors per strand, pure copper litz cable, copper version of the SOGON™

As above

LEXUS XL

Two conductor, as above for mono connection or single bi-wired connection

As above

LEXUS XL

Four strands for stereo connection pure copper version of AN-SPz/SOGON LX, black conductors for stereo or bi-wired connection

 

Termination

Either silver plated banana plugs, AN-BP/AG or spades, AN-SS

AN-CABLE-800

AN-SPa

Single 12 strand Audio Note™ 99.99 pure silver litz conductor

As above

AN-SPa

Two single 12 strand Audio Note™ 99.99% pure silver litz cables for mono connection

As above

AN-SPa

Four single strands 99.99% 15 strand pure silver litz cable for stereo connection

 

Termination

Either silver plated banana plugs, AN-BP/AG or spades, AN-SS

AN-CABLE-850

AN-SPe

Single 17 strand Audio Note™ 99.99% pure silver litz conductor

As above

AN-SPe

Two 17 strand Audio Note™ 99.99% pure silver litz conductors for mono connection

As above

AN-SPe

Four 17 strand Audio Note 99.99% 20 strand pure silver litz cable

 

Termination

Either silver plated banana plugs, AN-BP/AG or spades, AN-SS

AN-CABLE-700

AN-SPx

Single 27 strand Audio Note™ 99.99% pure silver litz conductor

As above

AN-SPx

Two single 27 strand Audio Note™ 99.99% pure silver litz conductors for mono connection

As above

AN-SPx

Four Silver conductor 27 strand pure litz speaker cable for stereo connection.

 

Termination

Either silver plated banana plugs, AN-BP/AG or spades AN-SS

AN-CABLE-900.1

SOGON™ LX

One single wire with 4 internal conductors pure Audio Note™ silver wire.

As above

SOGON™ LX

As above but two wires for mono connection

Part #?

SOGON™ LX

As above but 4 wires with four individual internal conductors with two different gauges of each 40 and 80 strands 99.99% pure silver litz wire inside one jacket

 

Termination

Either silver plated banana plugs, AN-BP/AG or spades, AN-SS

 

All Audio Note™ loudspeaker cables have + (plus) and – (minus) printed on the jacket.Termination cost is shown in the column below

each cable, specifying the standard connectors included, when ordering please specify exact termination requirements.

For example: banana to spades, spades to spades or banana to banana.

 

Any configuration or length of single, mono, stereo wired, bi-wired or tri-wired cables are available, but must be clearly specified when ordering.

 

All Audio Note™ loudspeaker cables are highly flexible and suitable for long runs due to their extremely low loss.

 

 

 

Updated April 12, 2004

 

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Audio Note™ Digital Products

 

Digital to Analogue Converters

 

ANUK Order Code

Model

Description

ZZ302-AO

Avail June 04

ZZ302-BO

DAC1.1x Mk II Silver

 

DAC1.1x Mk II Black

24Bit/96KHz compatible converter, AD1865N chip, digital filter-free 1xoversampling™ direct from disc™ technology with Audio Note™ copper wired digital input transformer standard chassis. 6DJ8 anode follower NFB output stage

ZZ303-AO

Avail June 04

ZZ303-BO

DAC1.1x Mk II

Signature Silver

DAC1.1x Mk II Signature Black

As DAC1.1x Mk II but with upgraded components, Black Gate™ capacitors, Audio Note™ copper foil signal caps and copper wired digital input transformer in standard chassis, 6DJ8 anode follower no feedback (NFB) output stage

ZZ305-C2

DAC2.1x

Black Acrylic or

Silver aluminium

 Standard chassis converter, 24Bit/96KHz compatible, AD1865N chip with digital filter free 1xoversampling™ direct from disc™ technology with patented Audio Note™ I/V transformer interface and Audio Note™ digital input transformer, 6DJ8 anode follower no feedback output stage

ZZ305-C2-S

DAC2.1x Signature

Black acrylic or

Silver aluminium

As DAC2.1x with upgraded components, Black Gate™ capacitors, Audio Note™ tantalum resistors and Audio Note™ copper foil signal caps & better power supply with separate mains transformer, choke and 6X5 rectifier

 

ZZ305-A1-B

ZZ305-A1-S

DAC2.1x Balanced

Black Acrylic

Clear Aluminium

As DAC2.1x Signature but in DAC5 size chassis with M4 I-E core copper wired Audio Note™ output transformers and balanced input and outputs

 

ZZ308-A1-B

ZZ308-A1-S

DAC3.1x Balanced

Black Acrylic

Clear Aluminium

As DAC2.1x Signature but in DAC5 chassis with HiB C-core copper wired output transformers, but better I/V interface transformers and filters and balanced input and output connections

 

ZZ312-C2-B

ZZ312-C2-S

DAC4.1x Balanced

Black Acrylic

Clear Aluminium

D/A converter. Selected AD1865N chip with 1xoversampling™ direct from disc™ technology with silver wired and patented Audio Note™ transformer coupled I/V interface and digital input transformer. 2 x 5687WB NOS double triodes coupled to a custom made 33:1 Audio Note™ copper wired output transformer with thin lamination HiB double C-cores with both XLR and. High grade Black Gate™ capacitors and Audio Note™ tantalum film resistors everywhere, separate digital and analogue mains transformers and power supplies with 6X5 rectified choke power supply with ECL82 voltage regulator. New Old Stock Philips/ECG 5687WB double triode no feedback anode follower output stage

 

 

ZZ312-A1-B

ZZ312-A1-S

DAC4.1x Balanced Signature

Black Acrylic

Clear Aluminium

As DAC4.1x Balanced in DAC5 chassis but with better I/V interfaces and Audio Note™ silver wired filters, original Telefunken 6463 output stage with 33:1 step down AN-Perma 50 double C-core copper wired output transformers with balanced XLR input and output and valve stabilised power supply with choke filter and 6X5 HT rectifier

 

ZZ315-A1-B

ZZ315-A2-S

DAC5 Special

Black Acrylic

Clear Aluminium

Level 5 super DAC, new copper wired Audio Note™ “magic” I/V transformer interfaces, 1xoversampling™ direct from disc™ technology based on the AD1865N, dual mono power supplies to powerful analogue output stage with Telefunken 6463 dual triodes coupled with copper wired output transformer on 0.08 mm AN-Perma 50 double C-cores providing 600R balanced outputs with XLR in addition to the two single-ended silver plated RCA outputs

 

ZZ315-A2-B

ZZ315-A1-S

DAC5 Signature

Black Acrylic

Clear Aluminium

The ultimate Level 5 converter, silver wired everywhere including the custom Audio Note™ silver wired output transformer on AN-Perma 55 C-cores, silver wired I/V interface matching transformers, Audio Note™ carbon film resistors, Black Gate™ WKz, N and Nx type capacitors in all critical places

ZZ318-A1

DAC6

In development

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All our DACs are compatible with the 24/96 DVD-A format, and are highly suited as a 2 channel DAC to be used with a DVD transport, despite the fact that the AD1865N chip only has 18Bit resolution, you will find that our 1xoversampling™ converters sound superior to all other converters even when using pure 24Bit recorded material, despite the fact that they truncate (a mild form of information loss) above 18Bit.

 

Output impedance of our DACs vary and for correct match it is important to get the input impedance of the pre-amplifier right, as a general rule a higher impedance is ALWAYS better (less electric inertia for the signal to overcome), for your information the DACs with the 6111WA has an output impedance of about 3000 Ohms and require at least 30kOhm input impedance to give their best, the 6DJ8 output stages are far more load tolerant with an output impedance of 800 Ohms requiring about 10kOhm input impedance.

 

The Balanced DACs have a 10 Ohm output impedance and will drive anything and the DAC5 models are even lower at about 4 Ohms.

 

We have a much publicised new “magic” I/V interface transformer incorporated in all the DACs from the DAC3.1x Balanced upwards now, these transformers greatly improve the quality of Redbook protocol CD reproduction, to a point where it not only challenges the high resolution formats, but exceeds their sound quality markedly, such as DVD-A and SACD, make your customers aware of this, the new formats have very few titles available and most people have a lot of normal CDs anyway, so that investment still needs the best possible reproduction, which is why they should buy one of our converters!

 

All Audio Note™ d/a converters have RCA digital inputs, which can be specified to BNC instead at the time of ordering.

 

It is recommended to use Audio Note™ copper or silver interconnects as digital links between the CD transport and converter. Because despite much technical debate to the contrary about using constant impedance 75 Ohm or 110 Ohms (AES-EBU) connections in the digital domain listening tests clearly confirm that the digital signal is more sensitive to cable loss than to impedance or capacitance.

 

Any combination of XLR, Lemo, Fischer or RCA inputs or outputs can be ordered on the balanced versions and the DAC5 converters.

 

Updated April 12, 2004

 

 

 

 

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Audio Note™ Integrated Amplifiers

 

Integrated Amplifiers

 

ANUK Order Code

Model

Description

ZZ004*

OTO Line PP

12 watt Class A push-pull EL84 line only integrated amplifier, 4 inputs &  tape loop, 4 x ECC83 4 x EL84

ZZ003*

OTO Phono PP

12 watt Class A push-pull EL84 MM Phono integrated amplifier, 4 inputs & tape loop, 1 x ECC83, 1 x 6DJ8, 4 x ECC83 4 x EL84

ZZ006*

Soro Line PP

20 watt Class A push-pull 6L6G line only integrated amplifier, 4 inputs &  tape loop, 1 x ECC82, 2 x 6SL7, 4 x 6L6G

ZZ005*

Soro Phono PP

20 watt Class A pus-pull 6L6G MM Phono integrated amplifier, 4 inputs &  tape loop, 1 x ECC83, 1 x 6DJ8, 1 x ECC82, 2 x 6SL7, 4 x 6L6G

ZZ010

OTO Line SE

10 watt Class A single-ended EL84 line only integrated amplifier, 4 inputs & tape loop, 4 x ECC83 4 x EL84

ZZ009

OTO Phono SE

10 watt Class A single-ended EL84 MM Phono integrated amplifier, 4 inputs & tape loop, 1 x ECC83, 1 x 6DJ8, 4 x ECC83 4 x EL84

ZZ011

 

SORO Line SE

18 watt Class A single-ended 6L6G line only integrated amplifier, 4 inputs & tape loop, 1 x ECC82, 2 x 6SL7, 4 x 6L6G

ZZ012

 

SORO Phono SE

18 watt Class A single-ended 6L6G MM Phono integrated amplifier, 4 inputs & tape loop, 1 x ECC83, 1 x 6DJ8, 1 x ECC82, 2 x 6SL7, 4 x 6L6G

ZZ014 **

MEISHU Line

9 watt Class A single-ended 300B line only integrated amplifier, 5 inputs, no tape loop, 2 x 300B, 2 x 5687, 1 x 6SN7, 2 x 6X5,   1 x 5U4G

ZZ014-SIL **

MEISHU Line Silver

Specification as Quest Silver, valve compliment as MEISHU Line, aluminium front panel

ZZ014-SIL/S **

MEISHU Line

Silver Signature

Specification as Quest Silver Signature, valve compliment as MEISHU Line with aluminium front panel

ZZ013

MEISHU Phono

9 watt Class A single-ended 300B MM phono integrated amplifier, 5 inputs, no tape loop, 2 x 300B, 2 x 5687, 1 x 6SN7, 4 x ECC83, 2 x 6X5,   1 x 5U4G

ZZ013-SIL

MEISHU Phono Silver

Specification as Quest Silver, valve compliment as MEISHU Phono. Aluminium front panel

ZZ013-SIL/S

MEISHU Phono Silver Signature

Specification as Quest Silver Signature, valve compliment as MEISHU Phono. Aluminium front panel

Part # ?

 

Available 9/04

JINRO

 

 

 

20 watt 211SE optional remote control line integrated amplifier, 5 inputs, no tape loop, 2 x Chinese 211 and 2 x 6463 Telefunken double triodes, 2 x 5R4WGB rectifiers, copper wired HiB double C-core output and driver transformers.

ZX161

 

Available 9/04

TOMEI

 

 

25 watt Class A single-ended no feedback integrated amplifier, remote control, 5 inputs components and output transformers as NEIRO, 2 x 211, 2 x Telefunken 6463 with driver transformers on HiB double C-cores, 2 x 5R4WGB rectifiers

ZX180

Available 6/04

ONGAKU

 

25 watt Class A single-ended no feedback integrated amplifier with 5 inputs, components as KAGEKI, valve compliment, 2 x NOS VT4-C, 2 x 6463 Telefunken, 2 x NOS 5R4WGB

 

The integrated amplifier line-up is changing in 2004, the MEISHU Phono versions will be deleted and only the line versions will continue,

we shall also be introducing a line level only EL34 push pull integrated amplifier with 35 watt class A  by September 2004.

 

All Audio Note™ phono integrated amplifiers are designed for moving magnet or high output moving cartridges only;

low  output moving coils need an MC step-up transformer to achieve the necessary gain.

We recommend the Audio Note™ AN-S1, AN-S2, AN-S3 or AN-S4 MC transformers for the above amplifiers.

 

Updated April 12, 2004

 

 

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Audio Note Pre-Amplifiers

Level One and Level Two Pre-Amplifiers

 

ANUK Order Code

Model

Description

ZZ103

M1Line

Standard chassis line pre-amplifier with 5 inputs and two outputs, ECC82 line stage with no feedback

ZZ104R

M1RIAA

Standard chassis style Phono only RIAA pre-amplifier with MM phono stage, ECC83 on input, 6DJ8 second stage, passive equalisation, no feedback

ZZ102

M1 Phono

Standard chassis style, full facility pre-amp with MM phono stage, ECC83 on input, 6DJ8 second stage, passive equalization, ECC82 line stage, no feedback.

ZZ107

M2Line

Standard chassis style, high quality, line pre-amplifier with 5 inputs and two outputs. 6SN7 as no feedback anode follower, switchable feedback on back, choke coupled power supply with 6X5  valve rectifier and ECL82 regulator, some Black Gate™ caps

ZZ105

M2RIAA

Standard chassis style RIAA only pre-amplifier with MM phono input and 4 other inputs, ECC83/12AX7 in first stage of phono with passive equaliser and 6DJ8 second stage, no feedback, power supply with choke smoothing, 6X5 rectifier and ECL82 regulator, some Black Gate™ caps

ZZ106

M2 Phono

Standard chassis syle full facility preamp with MM phono input and 4 line inputs, ECC83/12AX7 in first stage of phono with passive equalization and 6DJ8 second stage feeding 6SN7 line stage, no feedback, power supply with choke smoothing, 6X5 rectifier and ECL82 regulator, some Black Gates.

 

 

ZZ108

ZZ108S

M2Line Balanced

Black Acrylic

Clear Aluminium

M3 chassis style, high quality, remote control, line pre-amplifier with 5 inputs and 2 RCA and one XLR balanced output, choke coupled power supply with 6X5 valve rectifier, with some Black Gate™ capacitors, 2 x 6DJ8 transformer coupled line stage. Frontpanel choices as stated

 

 

ZZ109

ZZ109S

M2Phono Balanced

Black Acrylic

Clear Aluminium

M3 chassis style full facility pre-amplifier with MM phono input and 4 other inputs, 2 x ECC83/12AX7 in first stage of phono with passive equaliser and ECC82 second stage feeding 2 x 6DJ8 transformer coupled line stage, all with no feedback, power supply with choke smoothing, 6X5 rectifier with some Black Gate™ capacitors, 2 x RCA output and 1 x balanced XLR output. Front panel choices as stated

 

In line with the proposed changes in the integrated amplifier line-up to line only integrated amplifiers (except the OTO and the SORO which will remain available as phono versions as welll as line versions, the pre-amplifier line-up is changing to take this into consideration,

so the phono versions of the M1 and M2 standard chassis pre-amplifiers are being replaced with RIAA units with no line stage or controls.

 

Because of the lack of signal correction (negative feedback) all the Audio Note™ line pre-amplifier without transformer coupling have a high output impedance, care should therefore be taken when matching our pre-amplifier with power amplifiers of other brands, especially transistor amplifier, the above AN pre-amplifiers require a minimum of 50Kohms input impedance to retain bass level and overall performance.

 

The transformer coupled pre-amplifier shown above have an much lower output impedance, the M2 Balanced versions less than 100 Ohm which allows them to drive pretty much any power amplifier.

 

All  the phono equalizer stages in our pre-amplifiers are moving magnet only and whilst there is enough gain to amplify the signal from most moving coil cartridges the matching impedance of the input is too high. It is recommended that you use a step up matching transformer to achieve the best possible conversion relationship between dynamics and bandwidth.         

 

 

 

Updated April 12, 2004

 

 

 

 

 

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Audio Note™ Pre-Amplifiers

Level Three to Five Pre-Amplifiers

 

ANUK Order Code

Model

Description

ZZ111

M3Line

Level Three line pre-amplifier 5687 double triode line stage with Audio Note™ tantalum resistors, novel power supply design based on the M10, but simplified to suit price point. Copper wired IE-core output transformer with M4 laminations

ZZ112R

M3RIAA

Level Three MM phono pre-amplifier with Audio Note™ tantalum resistors, novel power supply design based on the M10, but simplified to suit price point. Copper wired IE-core output transformer with M4 laminations.

ZZ110

M3 Phono

Remote Control Level Three line pre-amp with Audio Note tantalum resistors, simplified choke-smoothed 6X5 rectified power supply design, Audio Note 1 watt tantalum resistors and in-house designed and wound HiB double C-core copper output transformer, full complement of line inputs.

ZZ113L

M5Line

Level Three top line pre-amplifier with Audio Note™ tantalum resistors, Cerafine filter cap and copper wired HiB double C-core output transformer

ZZ113R

M5RIAA

Level Three top MM phono pre-amplifier with Audio Note™ tantalum resistors, Cerafine filter cap and copper wired HiB double C-core output transformer

ZZ113

M5 Phono

Top Level Three MM phono preamp with 5687 line stage, 6072A phono stage, Audio Note tantalum resistors, Cerafine filter cap and copper wired HiB C-core output transformer.

ZZ114L

M6Line

Level Four line pre-amplifier, 5687 line stage with Audio Note™ tantalum resistors, Audio Note™ silver wiring, Black Gate™ WKz filter caps, output transformers wound with a copper primary and an Audio Note™ silver wired secondary on a 0.08 mm Audio Note™ AN-Perma 50% nickel double C-cores

ZZ114R

M6RIAA

Level Four stand-alone Phono/RIAA equalizing stage.

ZZ114

M6Phono

Level Four MM phono pre-amplifier, 5687 line stage with Audio Note™ tantalum resistors, Audio Note™ silver wiring, Black Gate™ WKz filter caps, output transformers wound with a copper primary and an Audio Note™ silver wired secondary on a thin laminate Audio Note™ AN-Perma 50% nickel double C-cores

ZZ115L

M8Line

Level Five all Audio Note™ silver wired line pre-amplifier with Audio Note™ 2 watt tantalum film resistors, Black Gate™ caps everywhere, Audio Note silver foil signal caps, fully Audio Note™ custom made 99.99% pure silver wired output transformer with thin laminate Audio Note™ AN-Perma 50% nickel double C-cores

ZZ115R

M8 RIAA

Level Five stand-alone MM Phono/RIAA equalizing stage with novel power supply.

ZZ115

M8Phono

Level Five all Audio Note™ silver wired MM phono pre-amplifier with Audio Note™ 2 watt tantalum film resistors, Black Gate™ caps everywhere, Audio Note silver foil signal caps, fully Audio Note™ silver wired output transformer with thin laminate Audio Note™ AN-Perma 50% nickel double C-cores

ZZ-116

M8Phono Signature

As M8Phono but a 6 pieces per annum limited edition version with 0.08 mm Audio Note™ AN-Perma 55 double C-Cores, Black Gate™ N, Nx and NH type capacitors throughout and Audio Note™ precision carbon film resistors, scarcity of parts necessitates limited status, limited to 6 pcs per year

ZZ120

M10Line

The main feature of the M10 is it power supplies, comprising  two MEISHU size boxes for the line stage alone. , These patent applied for units provide the circuit with “ better than battery” quality voltage and current. Component quality? The best we currently offer, except silver wired chokes and mains transformers, otherwise C-core power supply transformers where possible. The line stage unit has custom made Audio Note™ 99.99% pure silver wired transformer coupled balanced inputs and outputs, calibrated mono volume controls, enough inputs and outputs. Only the best sounding 6463 double triodes, the incomparable original NOS Telefunken 6463!

 

 

 

Updated April 12, 2004


 

 

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The M3 preamplifier family consists of 4 line, 2 RIAA only and 3 full facility MM phono units. All have the following features in common:

 

 7 inputs with tape loop and four outputs, 2 outputs (1 x XLR 1 x LEMO) with 600 Ohm balanced line and two single-ended (but still transformer coupled) RCA outputs with ultra low output impedance of around 4 Ohms No feedback,

 

5687WB series anode follower line stage with custom made copper wired Audio Note™ hand wound output transformer with a variety of cores to suit quality level achieved.

 

The M3Line, M5Line, M3RIAA, M5RIAA, M6Line and M8Line will have the new simplified M10 style power supply, the M6Phono and M8Phono one box units will stay as are whilst a new RIAA correction is designed resembling the M10Phono correction

 

The M6Phono and M8Phono have dual mono power supplies with double choke smoothing and one 6X5WGT valve rectifier per channel.

 

CV4068 is used.

 

The M10 Phono stage will be available sometime in second half of 2004 it will be as revolutionary as the line stage and have even more power supplies.

 

 

 

 

Updated April 12, 2004


 

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Audio Note™ Power Amplifiers

 

Level One to Level Five Power Amplifiers

 

ANUK Order Code

Model

Description

ZZ201**

P1PP

12 watt push-pull Class A stereo amplifier, 4 x EL84, 4 x ECC83, input volume

ZZ202**

P2PP

20 watt  push-pull Class A stereo amplifier, 4 x 6L6G, 2 x 6SL7, input volume

ZZ204

P1SE

10 watt parallel single-ended Class A stereo amplifier, 4 x EL84, 4 x ECC83, input volume

ZZ205

P2SE

18 watt parallel single-ended Class A stereo amplifier, 4 x 6L6G, 2 x 6SL7, input volume

ZZ208***

ZZ208/LG

Conqueror

Low Gain Ver.

8 watt single-ended Class A no feedback triode stereo amplifier, valve rectifier choke power supply, Audio Note copper foil signal capacitors, 2 x 300B, 2 x 6SN7, 1 x 5U4G

ZZ209***

ZZ208/LG

Quest

Low Gain Ver.

9 watt single-ended Class A no feedback triode mono amplifiers, valve rectified choke power supply, 2 x 300B, 2 x 6SN7, 2 x 5U4G

ZZ209S***

 

ZZ209/LG

Quest Silver

 

Low Gain Ver.

As above, with Audio Note™ tantalum resistors, copper foil signal capacitors, Black Gate electrolytic capacitors in many places and HiB copper wired double C-core output transformers

ZZ209SS***

ZZ209SS/LG

Quest Silver Signature

As Quest Silver, but with more Black Gate electrolytic capacitors, Audio Note™ silver wiring and copper wired thin lamination R36 double C-core output transformers

ZZ210

Conquest

18 watt parallel single-ended Class A no feedback mono power amplifiers, choke coupled valve rectified power supply, 4 x 300B, 2 x 6SN7, 2 x 5U4G

ZZ210S

Conquest Silver

As above, but with Audio Note™ tantalum resistors and copper foil signal capacitors, Black Gate electrolytic capacitors in many places and High B copper wired double C-core output transformers

ZZ210SS

Conquest Silver Signature

As above with more Black Gate capacitors, Audio Note™ silver wiring and copper wired R36 double C-core output transformers

 

ZX150

NEIRO

8 watt Class A parallel single-ended no feed back mono power amplifiers with choke coupled valve rectified power supply and Cerafine filter caps, AN-Perma 50 % double C-core with copper primary and Audio Note™ silver secondary windings, Audio Note™ copper foil signal caps and tantalum resistors, fully Audio Note™ silver wired circuit, 4 x 2A3, 2 x NOS 6SN7, 2 x RCA 5R4GY

ZX155

SHINRI

10 watt Class A single-ended no feed back mono power amplifiers components & transformers as above but with single 300B per channel, 2 x NOS 6SN7 and 2 x NOS 5R4GY

ZX158

KASSAI

22 watt Class A parallel single-ended no feedback mono power amplifiers, components and output transformers as NEIRO, 4 x 300B, 2 x NOS 6SN7, 2 x NOS 5U4GB

ZX164**

Delivery late 2004

GAKU-ON Junior

45 watt Class A parallel single-ended no feedback mono power amplifiers, components and output transformers as NEIRO, 4 x 211, 2 x 2A3, 2 x 5687

ZX167

KAGEKI

8 watts Class A parallel single-ended no feedback mono power amplifiers, all Audio Note™ silver wired circuit & power supply, Audio Note™ silver foil signal capacitors & tantalum resistors, Black Gate caps where ever possible, all Audio Note™ silver wired output transformer with 0.2 mm R36 C-core, 4 x NOS 2A3, 2 x NOS 5692, 2 x NOS 5U4G

ZX170

BARANSU

10 watt Class A single-ended no feedback mono power amplifiers, components as KAGEKI, valve compliment 2 x WE300B (when available), 2 x NOS 5692, 2 x NOS RCA 5R4GY

ZX175

KEGON

22 watt Class A parallel single-ended no feedback mono triode power amplifiers, components as KAGEKI, valve compliment, 4 x WE300B (when available), 2 x NOS 5692, 2 x NOS 5U4G

ZX185

Delivery late 2004

GAKU-ON

60 watt Class A parallel single-ended no feedback mono triode power amplifiers, components as KAGEKI, valve compliment, 4 x VT4-C, 2 x NOS 2A3, 2 x NOS 6J5, 2 x NOS 5R4WGB, 2 x NOS RCA 5R4GY

 

NOS means New Old Stock and refer to valves no longer in production. Some are over 50 years old and very hard to source, not to mention expensive,

Audio Note™ hold very substantial stocks of all the new old stock valves used in the Level Five amplification, and we expect to be able to offer replacements

for the foreseeable future. It is, however, recommended that customers invest in a spare set of valves soon after purchase.

 

All Level Four and Level Five products are subject to (sometimes considerable) delivery time and minimum deposit with order.

All Audio Note™ power amplifiers have heavily silver plated RCA input and speaker terminals with 4 & 8Ohm output impedance.

 

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Audio Note™ Loudspeakers

 

The Audio Note™ Absolute Zero Loudspeaker Range

 

ANUK Order Code

Model

Description

 

ZYZ-1003

ZYZ-1004

ZYZ-1002

ZYZ-1001

AZ One

Beech

Cherry

Rosewood

Black Ash

2-way folded parabolic rear loaded quarter wave quasi horn, ¾” tweeter, 5” bass driver, 91dB efficient

 

ZYZ-2003

ZYZ-2004

ZYZ-2002

ZYZ-2001

AZ Two

Beech

Cherry

Rosewood

Black Ash

2-way folded parabolic rear loaded quarter wave quasi horn,

¾” tweeter, 8” bass driver, 93dB efficient

 

All finishes are high quality vinyl.. Being horn loaded the AZ speakers’ benefit greatly from being placed near a rear wall or in a corner, this enhances bass performance considerably, adding a further 3 – 6 dB of bass below natural cut-off.

Cloth grills are available for all the AZ speakers at $30/ pair.

 

The Audio Note™ AX Bookshelf loudspeaker Range

 

ANUK Order Code

Model

Description

 

ZYX-02003

ZYX-02004

ZYX-02002

ZYX-02001

AX Two

Beech

Cherry

Rosewood

Black Ash

2-way, ¾” tweeter, 5 inch woofer, rear ported, 90dB efficient

We offer the same finishes as AZ range,

packed as 1 pair per box with front grills.

The AX Two is designed as a general purpose small loudspeakers

and will work well with almost any amplifier.

Heavy loudspeaker stands should be used. We offer stands for the AX Two at the same price as the AN-K stands.

 

AX Loudspeakers Spare Drivers

ANUK Order Code

Model

Description

SPKR-022

AX Two

Tweeter

.75 inch dome tweeter

SPKR-007

AX Two Woofer

5 inch bass driver

 

AZ Loudspeakers Spare Drivers

ANUK Order Code

Model

Description

SPKR-022

AZ One

Tweeter

.75 inch dome tweeter

SPKR-007

AZ One

Woofer

5 inch bass driver

SPKR-022

AZ Two

Tweeter

.75 inch dome tweeter

SPKR-002

AZ Two

Woofer

8 inch woofer

 

 

Updated April 12, 2004

 

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Audio Note™ Loudspeakers

 

More Generally About the AN Speaker Range

 

There has been some major improvements implemented to the AN-E speakers, see that section for further information.

 

The veneer choices are shown in the tables below. All the veneers are finished in a clear matt lacquer except for the Black Ash.

 

We have a veneer sample book available, so you can show potential customers what the veneers look like. They are available at $150 each.

 

It is further important to note that none of the new cabinets for any of the speakers come with front grills, as the holes necessary for the fitting completely spoil the appearance.

 

The Audio Note™ AN-K Book Shelf Loudspeakers

 

Model

Description

AN-K/LX

2-way acoustic suspension with ¾” tweeter and 8 inch bass driver, 90dB efficient, Audio Note™ LEXUS LX copper speaker cable, all round veneered cabinet with MDF wrap and Russian birch plywood front and back

AN-K/SPe

2-way acoustic suspension with ¾” tweeter and 8 inch bass driver, 90dB efficient, Audio Note™ AN-SPe silver cable, all round veneered cabinet with MDF wrap and Russian birch plywood front and back

AN-K SE/SPx

2-way acoustic suspension with ¾” tweeter and 8 inch bass driver, 90dB efficient, Audio Note™ AN-SPx silver cable, crossover with solid Audio Note™ silver inductors and Black Gate™ bipolar capacitors, Audio Note™ copper foil adjusting capacitors, all round veneered cabinet with MDF wrap and Russian birch plywood front and back

AN-K Speaker Stands

21” high mass 4-leg black sprayed steel speaker stand. Self assembly. Designed to be filled with fine lead shot and sand to maximise mass.

 

The Audio Note AN-K comes without a grill and heavily silver plated Audio Note™ speaker terminals.

 

The AN-K is designed for near wall/corner positioning and for room between 10 square meters to 20 square meters.

 

There are currently no Level Five AN-K loudspeakers, as the minimum quantity of drivers we have to buy to get silver voice coil versions is 1,000 pcs each, which is far too great an investment to make.

 

Dimensions, 18.5”H x  10.75W x  ,7.5”D

 

Weight per speaker 17.5 lbs.

 


 

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The Audio Note™ AN-K Loudspeaker Range

 

All Prices are per Pair

 

ANUK Order Code

Finish

US Retail

Excl. State Tax

AN-K/LX

US Retail

Excl. State Tax

AN-K/SPe

US Retail

Excl. State Tax

 AN-K/SPx SE

US Retail

Excl. State Tax

Additional charge for Clear Piano Lacquer

 

Standard Finishes

 

 

 

 

ZYL-2100

Maple

       

ZYL-2110

Curly Maple

ZYL-2120

Birch

ZYL-2130

Beech

ZYL-2140

Alder

ZYL-2160

Oak

ZYL-2170

Apple

ZYL-2190

Cherry

ZYL-2200

European Walnut

ZYL-2220

Black Ash

 

Premium Finishes

 

 

 

 

ZYL-2230

Birch burl

   

ZYL-2280

Poplar burl

ZYL-2225

Wenge

ZYL-2240

Birds Eye Maple

ZYL-2260

Madrone burl

 

ZYL-2250

Makassa-Ebony

ZYL-2270

Indian Rosewood

ZYL-2290

Yew

 

Piano Finish Surcharge

Add

Add

Add

 

ZYL-2310

British Racing Green

     

N/A

ZYL-2320

Burgundy

N/A

ZYL-2330

Black

N/A

ZYL-2340

White

N/A

ZYL-2350

Midnight Blue

N/A

ZYS-400

AN-K Stand Pair

     

N/A

 

ZYL-2145

Erle

Not Available

ZYL-2150

Ash

Not Available

ZYL-2180

Pear

Not Available

ZYL-2210

American Walnut

Not Available

 

 

 

 

 

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Audio Note™ Loudspeakers

 

The Audio Note™ AN-J Loudspeakers

 

All Prices are per Pair

 

Model

Description

AN-J/LX

2-way rear ported enclosure with 1” tweeter & 8” bass driver, 93dB efficient, Audio Note™ LEXUS XL copper cable, all round veneered cabinet with MDF wrap and Russian birch plywood front and back

AN-J/SPe

2-way rear ported enclosure with 1” tweeter & 8” bass driver, 93dB efficient, Audio Note™ AN-SPe silver cable, all round veneered cabinet with MDF wrap and Russian birch plywood front and back

AN-J SE/SPx

2-way rear ported enclosure with 1” tweeter & 8” bass driver, 93dB efficient, Audio Note™ AN-SPx silver cable, crossover with solid Audio Note™ silver wired inductors with Black Gate™ bipolar capacitors and Audio Note™ copper foil adjusters in an all round veneered cabinet with MDF wrap and Russian birch plywood front and back

AN-J SE Silver

2-way rear ported enclosure with 1” tweeter & 8” bass driver, 93.5dB efficient, Audio Note™ AN-SPz silver cable, drivers with silver wired voice coils, Audio Note™ silver wired inductors and silver foil adjusters with Black Gate™ bipolar capacitors, all round veneered cabinet made from MDF wrap and Russian birch plywood front and back

AN-J SEC Silver

2-way rear ported enclosure with 1” tweeter & 8” bass driver, 94dB efficient, Audio Note™ AN-SPz silver cable, ALNICO magnet bass driver, both drivers have Audio Note™ silver wired voice coils, inductors and silver foil adjusting capacitors with Black Gate™ bipolar capacitors, all round veneered cabinet made from MDF wrap and Russian birch plywood front and back

AN-J speaker stand

4-leg high mass steel black sprayed speaker stand 15” high. Self assembly, stand should be filled with fine lead shot and fine sand to increase mass as much as possible

 

The AN-J loudspeaker comes with heavily silver plated Audio Note™ speaker terminals.

 

The Audio Note™ AN-J loudspeakers are designed for near wall or corner placement. This enhances bass behaviour

(to an average of 28Hz to 22kHz both at minus 6dB, the widest frequency range of any speaker this size and efficiency). It makes the AN-J less domestically obtrusive (reduced problems getting wife to accept size) and produces a generally better room performance than normal placement away from room boundaries.

 

Like the AN-K, the AN-J is designed to have the tweeter at ear level and should be used on a heavy stable speaker stand,

the stands we offer are designed to be filled with a mixture of lead and sand about half by volume of each, fine lead shot from a gun shop

and fine sand from a shop that sells accessories for aquariums. The speakers should be stuck to the top plate of the stands with blutac,

a small pea size blob is best.

 

The AN-J is designed for room sizes from 12 square meters to 40 square meters.

 

Dimensions, height 580 mm, width 330 mm, depth 235 mm.

 

Weight per speaker 18 kgs.

 

 

 

 

 

Level Three to Level Five AN-J Speakers

 

Priced per Pair

 

ANUK Order Code

Finish

US Retail

Excl. State Tax

AN-J/LX

 

US Retail

Excl. State Tax

AN-J/SPe

 

US Retail

Excl. State Tax

AN-J/SPx SE

US Retail

 Excl. State Tax

AN-J/SE Silver

US Retail

 Excl. State Tax

AN-J/SEC Silver ***

US Retail

Excl. State Tax Surcharge for Clear Piano

 

Standard Finishes

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZYL-4100

Maple

           

ZYL-4110

Curly Maple

ZYL-4120

Birch

ZYL-4130

Beech

ZYL-4140

Alder

ZYL-4160

Oak

ZYL-4170

Apple

ZYL-4190

Cherry

ZYL-4200

European Walnut

ZYL-4220

Black Ash

 

Premium Finishes

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZYL-4230

Birch burl

     

ZYL-4280

Poplar burl

ZYL-4225

Wenge

ZYL-4240

Birds Eye Maple

ZYL-4260

Madrone Burl

ZYL-4250

Makassa-Ebony

ZYL-4270

Indian Rosewood

ZYL-4290

Yew

 

Piano Finish Surcharge

Add

Add

Add

Add

Add

 

 

ZYL-4310

British Racing Green

         

N/A

ZYL-4320

Burgundy

N/A

ZYL-4330

Black

N/A

ZYL-4340

White

N/A

ZYL-4350

Midnight Blue

N/A

ZYS-410

AN-J Stand

         

N/A

 

ZYL-4145

Erle

Not Available

 

 

 

 

 

ZYL-4150

Ash

Not Available

 

 

 

 

 

ZYL-4180

Pear

Not Available

 

 

 

 

 

ZYL-4210

American Walnut

Not Available

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

***The AN-J/SEC Silver comes standard in clear piano lacquer.

 

 

 

 

 


The Audio Note™ AN-E Loudspeakers

All Prices are per Pair

 

Model

Description

AN-E/LX

2-way rear ported enclosure with 1” tweeter & 8” bass driver, 94dB efficient, Audio Note™ LEXUS LX copper cable, all round veneered cabinet made from MDF wrap and Russian birch plywood front and back

AN-E/LX HE

High efficiency version of the AN-E/LX with 98 dB efficiency drivers with silver voice coils but same load characteristics as standard version

AN-E/SPe

2-way rear ported enclosure with 1” tweeter & 8” bass driver, 94dB efficient, Audio Note™ AN-SPe silver cable, all round veneered cabinet made from MDF wrap and Russian birch plywood front and back

AN-E/SPe HE

High efficiency version of the AN-E/SPe with 98 dB efficiency drivers with silver voice coils but same load characteristics as standard version

AN-E/LX Signature

2-way rear ported enclosure with 1” tweeter & 8” bass driver, 98dB efficient, Audio Note™ LEXUS LX speaker cable, Audio Note™ solid copper wired inductors with Audio Note™ copper foil capacitors in a separate non-magnetic aluminium chassis. Speaker cabinet veneered in high grade veneer all round made from MDF wrap and Russian birch plywood front and back

AN-E/SPx SE

2-way rear ported enclosure with Audio Note™ silver wired 1” tweeter & 8” bass driver, 98dB efficient, Audio Note™ AN-SPx silver cable, Audio Note™ solid silver wired inductors with Audio Note™ copper foil capacitors in a separate non-magnetic aluminium chassis. Speaker cabinet veneered in high grade veneer all round made from MDF wrap and Russian birch plywood front and back

AN-E SE Signature

2-way rear ported enclosure with 1” tweeter & 8” bass driver, 98dB efficient, Audio Note™ AN-SPx silver cable made from 3 braided strands, Audio Note™ 99.99% silver wired voice coils of drivers and Audio Note™ 99.99% silver wired crossover inductors, with hand adjusted crossover employing Audio Note™ copper foil signal capacitors in a separate non-magnetic copper chassis. Speaker cabinets are veneered all round and made from a hard MDF wrap and Russian birch plywood front and back.

AN-E/SEC Silver

2-way rear ported enclosure with 1” tweeter & 8” bass driver, 95dB efficient, Audio Note™ SOGON™ internal cable, ALNICO magnet on bass driver, Audio Note™ silver wired voice coils and crossover inductors, internal crossover with Black Gate™ bipolar capacitors, all round veneered cabinet made from MDF wrap with Russian birch plywood front & back piano lacquered

AN-E SEC Signature

2-way rear ported enclosure with 1” tweeter & 8” bass driver, 95.5dB efficient, Audio Note™ SOGON™ silver cable made from 3 braided strands, ALNICO magnet on bass driver, Audio Note™ silver wired voice coils and Audio Note™ 99.99% pure silver crossover inductors, Audio Note™ copper foil signal capacitors in a separate non-magnetic copper chassis, all round veneered cabinet made from a hard MDF wrap with Russian birch plywood front & back and clear 8 layer hand polished piano lacquer finish.

AN-E SOGON

As SEC but with a crossover exclusively with Audio Note™ silver foil capacitors, each crossover is external within a specially made stand and contains between 15 and 22kgs of pure Audio Note™ 99.99% silver, adjusted to the closest tolerances possible +/- 0.1 dB between each speaker in the pair, initially these speakers will be supplied as the SEC with ALNICO woofer and ferrite magnet tweeter, but the ferrite tweeter will be exchanged for free when the Alnico version becomes available, this will require the speakers to be shipped back to the UK to have the crossovers re-matched to the new ALNICO tweeters.

AN-E Speaker Stand

10” high mass black sprayed steel speaker stand. Self assembly, designed for filling with fine lead shot and sand to maximise mass

 

The AN-E has heavily silver plated Audio Note™ speaker terminals.

 

Grille clothes are not catered for in the design and are neither included nor available.

 

The Audio Note™ AN-E loudspeakers are designed for near side/rear wall or corner placement. This enhances bass behaviour and performance (to an average of 17Hz to 22kHz both at minus 6dB, the widest frequency range of any speaker this size and efficiency). Near wall/corner makes the AN-E domestically far less obtrusive (reduced problems getting wife to accept size) than most other quality loudspeakers and in addition produces

a generally better room performance than normal placement away from room boundaries.

 

The AN-E is designed for room sizes from 18 square meters to 60 square meters.

 

Dimensions without stand, height 790 mm, width 360 mm, depth 270 mm.

 

Weight per speaker 23 kgs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Updated April 12, 2004

 

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Level Three to Five AN-E Speakers

 

ANUK Order Code

Finish

US Retail

Excl. State Tax

AN-E/LX

US Retail

Excl. State Tax

AN-E/SPe

US Retail

Excl. State Tax

AN-E/LX HE

US Retail

Excl. State Tax

AN-E/SPe HE

US Retail

Excl. State Tax

 AN-E/LX Signature

US Retail

Excl. State Tax

Surcharge Clear Piano

 

Standard Finishes

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZYL-6100

Maple

           

ZYL-6110

Curly Maple

ZYL-6120

Birch

ZYL-6130

Beech

ZYL-6140

Alder

ZYL-6160

Oak

ZYL-6170

Apple

ZYL-6190

Cherry

ZYL-6200

European Walnut

ZYL-6220

Black Ash

 

Premium Finishes

 

 

 

 

 

 

ZYL-6230

Birch burl

       

ZYL-6280

Poplar burl

ZYL-6225

Wenge

ZYL-6240

Birds Eye Maple

ZYL-6260

Madrone Burl

 

ZYL-6250

Makassa-Ebony

 

ZYL-6270

Indian Rosewood

 

ZYL-6290

Yew

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Piano Finish Surcharge

Add

Add

Add

Add

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ZYL-6310

British Racing Green

         

N/A

ZYL-6320

Burgundy

N/A

ZYL-6330

Black

N/A

ZYL-6340

White

N/A

ZYL-6350

Midnight Blue

N/A

 

 

ZYS-420

AN-E Stands

         

N/A

 

ZYL-6145

Erle

Not Available

ZYL-6150

Ash

Not Available

ZYL-6180

Pear

Not Available

ZYL-6210

American Walnut

Not Available