After having won over the international audiophile community with state-of-the-art reference amplifiers, to conceive a product with a set price point as the main design limit has been a true challenge to Pathos.
The Classic One project was initiated to transfer, in a more affordable amplifier, all the know-how and expertise acquired developing reference products. Classic One represents a new standard in its price category: it success fully blends in a single chassis a preamplifier and power amplifier, completely separated from each other and provided with their own individual power supplies.
The pre-stage - or, better, the preamplifier - is purely tube, balanced, pure Class A, extremely low noise, with high intrinsic linearity and without any feedback. It provides an exquisitely tube sound in terms of transparency, air, harmonics and refinement… in one word, musicality.
The power stage is a solid state power amplifier, high bias current, Class A/AB in order to adequately drive every load. It provides the sound with speed and dynamics, without influencing the tube nature of the sound. The volume control is motorised and remote controlled, the remote itself is of solid wood. Power supplies are over-dimensioned and stabilised. Selected components, pure silver Pathos signal cable wiring, gold plated terminals, high quality materials, and refinement at its highest standard are additional benefits provided with the Classic One.
Together with such sound performance and overall quality, the Classic One is offered at a price that clearly demonstrates a philosophy of value for money. This all possible thanks to an aimed design approach coupled with extremely accurate engineering and superior aesthetic form.
T.T. the first appearance of Pathos on the hi-fi scene did not go unnoticed: a short time after its debut, the T.T. has achieved a solid position among those very few components which contribute to writing the history of High-Fidelity. International audio reviews welcomed the first product from Pathos with front page covers, highly enthusiastic comments and numerous prestigious awards.
When listening to music reproduced through a T.T. amplifier, everyone can experience the honest difference in terms of musicality, transparency, tonal colour and absence of listening fatigue. The reason why this difference can he consistently and immediately appreciated is because the T.T. is different. This difference is named INPOL®, the exclusive worldwide patented pure Class A feedback-free circuitry which has been claimed to represent the most important innovation in musical amplification of the last years.
Highly selected components, pure silver Pathos signal wiring, and craftsmanship of the highest level are the most appropriate compliments to the T.T. reference sound. Through the years, the TT has been constantly perfected and updated in order to keep this living legend alive. Today the TT is availible in its original volume configuration - a purely reststive 24-step manual volume control - and also in a remote controlled version - an optical device which drives a battery of read relays (vacuum packed, thorium contacts), which in turn drive a network of precision resistors (1% metal layer) in 1dB steps.
Be it in the Americas or the Old World, the T.T. has achieved a level of respect across the globe that one can only describe as unanimous, whether in terms of originality of industrial design, uniqueness in circuit topology, or ultimately, sincerity in sonic reproduction. Simply put, the T.T. exists for those who believe music is food for the soul.
Are a couple of highly innovative monoblock amplifiers allowed to be driven by a business-as-usual preamplifier? Definitely not.
The InControl project started exactly with this goal: to provide the InPower monoblocks with a control unit that was able to allow them to deliver all their impressive potential.
InControl is a two stage preamplifier entirely and intrinsically balanced, operating in pure Class A.
The amplification stage is obtained with a double triode in balanced configuration, while the output buffer is de signed with extremely low noise components, for a sonic result which favours musicality, transparency and naturalness.
In order to achieve maximum performance, all the single power supplies are obtained by means of single stabilized shielded power suppliers installed in a separate unit.
The volume control - which can be adjusted both by dialing the knob and via the hand :rafted solid wood remote control - is of the highest sophistication: it acts in 1dB steps by means of an optical device which drives a battery of relais (vacuum packed, with thorium contacts), which drive a network of precision resistors (1%,
Endorphin is a neurochemical occurring naturally in the human brain. It promotes more dopamine to be released, providing feelings of enjoymeand pleasure.The same enjoyment and pleasure as you can now experience when playing your favorite music with Pathos' newest CD player Endorphin™
480 x 400 x 100 mm (19 7/8” x 15 3/4” x 4 1/3” )
Estimated availability April 2006
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