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Transcendent Sound Single Ended OTL
3 Reviews
rating  5 of 5
MSRP  749.00
Description: <LI>The Single-Ended OTL Amplifier <LI>Pure Class A <LI>No Output Transformer <LI>The Most Musical 1.5 Watts in the World <LI>Bridgeable to 4 Watts <LI>A Dream Match for Every High-Efficiency Speaker


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by steve j f a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 17, 2008

Bottom Line:   
The SE-OTL is an amazing amp for a specialty niche. I agree completely with the two previous reviewers. I want to add that this is only 1 1/2 WPC but it sounds like 5 WPC. For those who use high efficiency speakers of 94DB or better you will be rewarded with rich natural sound. The amp requires the most neutral preamp and sources, and works well with tube or solid state. This amp is the only class A OTL amp available. (Another manufacturer claims his are class A but in truth they aren't.) With the proper speakers this little gem puts 300B amps to shame. Typical SET amps sound slow and syrupy by comparison. I am one of those people who auditions a lot of gear, but the SE-OTL always finds its way back into a system. A great amp for the single driver speaker crowd.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Price Paid:    $749.00

Purchased At:   manufacturer



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

Date Reviewed: June 23, 2005

Bottom Line:   
This amp is the finest I have heard. It is quiet, fast and extremely musical. The amp does not seem to color the sound in the least but seems completely nuetral (in a good way). I am completely satisfied with this amp. If you are considering this, you need to understand that you should have efficient speakers as this amp has 1.5 watts. With the speakers I have, the power is more than enough. It just sounds wonderful with horns.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   2004

Price Paid:    $749.00

Purchased At:   Manufacturer



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

Date Reviewed: January 29, 2005

Bottom Line:   
This amp, with its 1.5 watts output, and no transformer distortion, gives results, thru top equipment, such as the Oris 200/DM3 at 109db efficiency, by Bert Doppenburg, that is very, very close to live music, in all aspects. Only missing is what is NOT on the LP or CD. Closely miked voice and solo instruments are live. You want Fischer Diskau ti sing Schubert lieder in your lounge, put on the LP!! No excuses are neede for any missing parameters as in other systems..I get to concerts in Vienna up to twice a week, so my ears are finely and regularly calibrated. This is what hi-fidelity is all about.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Price Paid:    $545.00

Purchased At:   Kit form from manuf.




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