Capitole TransTrac Amplifier

– New Kind of Amplification for the Best of Both Worlds.

Audio Aero designed the TransTrac® system (Transistor – Tube Relay Amplification Concept) with the idea to have the sound of a full tube amplifier out of a tube/transistor configuration.  This unique system is a pure Class A balanced triode amplification with an additional D-MOSFET booster to increase output power.

The preamp stage delivers a perfectly balanced signal to the very linear triode power tubes (E34L). Then, the booster performs a perfect copy of the signal from the output transformer and increases both transformer impedance and output power. Each booster is trimmed to obtain a perfect balance between the two channels.

Both output transformers and booster are connected to the speaker terminal. Output transformer nominal impedance is 6 ohms but it will accept speaker impedances from 4 to 8 ohms. Only local feedback is used to lower output impedance. When overdriven, tubes clip before boosters to always keep a pure Class A sound. All the reality and soundstage of a tube amp is reproduced in a unique, small and cost effective equipment, available in integrated and power version.

Specifications:

Typical audio performance :

Frequency range : 10Hz – 40 kHz (-1dB)
Output power : 40 W Class A / 6 ohms
Input sensitivity : 0,8V (power version)
Rise time : 3.6µs
Signal to noise ratio : 80dB
Total harmonic distortion : < 0,3 %

Power supply :

100 / 120 / 230 / 240 VAC, 50 / 60 Hz selected at factory.
Power consumption : 150W

General :

Tubes : 6SN7GT, E34L
Inputs : single-ended RCA (XLR balanced for power version only)
Outputs : gold plated five-way binding posts
Chassis and bottom plate : 15/10 steel
Upper plate : 20/10 polished stainless steel
Delivered with Black Diamond Racing Pyramid Cones
Weight (each) : 21kg. / 46.3 lbs.
Dimensions (W x L x H) : 410 x 300 x 215 mm / 16.14 x 11.81 x 8.46 inches