Air Tight ATM-3 Amplifiers

5/5 (2 Reviews) MSRP : $12800.00


Product Description

monoblocks 110 W ultralinear mode with 1% THD or 55 W triode mode with 0.08% THD, both into 8 ohms. Price is for the pair


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by noble110 a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: March 16, 2002

Bottom Line:   
The Air Tight ATM-3's are tube mono amps with a switch to allow quick change from Triod to Ultra-Linear. I prefer the Triod, with listed output at 55 watts ( 110 watts Ultra-Linera). The soundstageis huge! Dynamics are exceptional and the balanced sound spectrum is delivered with ease. Bass is solid, and mids and highs are as close to "real" as any amp I have heard ( and I have heard many). Detail is clean but not bright. Components are top notch including Tamura transformer. Included is a tube bais meter to make adjustment easy. A front panel volume adjustment allows amp to be adjusted to source should you wish to skip a preamp and connect a component directly. These amps have very little "signature", but do deliver an exceptional tube sound. Previous owner recommended new tubes every 2000 hours - six EL34EH, 1-12AU7 and 1-12AX7 ( or 2 ECC83 ). Therefore changing these tubes in each amp is no small investment.

A friend who is a proffessional orchestra member said sound is very "real". I highly recommend the ATM-3's.

Included in my system is the ARC Ref-1 preamp, Wadia CD, Fanfare tuner and PH3SE phono stage with Linn Sondek turntable. Speaker connection is Goertz Alpha-Core silver, and Alpha Core copper connectors from pre. Genesis 500 speakers.

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Used product for:   Less than 1 month

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1996



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jovy a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: December 12, 2001

Bottom Line:   
This has to be one of, if not the best amp I've not heard.
Doesn't sound like electronics, just music. An almost perfect presentation of whatever is being played, it is very relaxed yet detailed.

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Used product for:   1 to 3 months

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2001

Price Paid:    $10000.00




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