TRIODE LAB

Canada based manufacture in hifi tube amplifiers

A Canada based manufacture in hifi tube amplifiers


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Now - 2019

We are working on the new 2A3/45-i Integrated Amplifier

  • Shorter in footprint - 18" roughly long only, 13.5" wide
  • HASHIMOTO Transformers full suit (Sales stat told us in last few years, people just want the best these days)
  • Three choices of output transformers - 7W Potted / 20W Classic / 20W Potted. All have different characteristic and sound. Like different setting of transmission/LSD on race cars, with the same car same chassis same engine, the car will behave greatly.
  • New chassis design (top plate over chassis) will able to have each top plate finished to the colour customer wanted.
  • Full brand name parts and bits, the best only now. There is no option other than having your amp made in low gain mode. (for 100 db + speakers)
  • Good news is we do not have to raise the MSRP.

2A3/45-i PDSM Integrate/Power for 2018+

  • HASHIMOTO Transformers
  • Shorten chassis
  • Full brand name parts and bits, the best only now. There is no option other than having your amp made in low gain mode. (for 100 db + speakers)

211

  • Finally, the 211S is in the make
  • 13.5" Wide x 19" Long Chassis / Any colours or finish for its top plate
  • HASHIMOTO Transformers (Proprietary OEM for our 211)
  • 2-3 Preamp Tubes
  • Dual Chokes
  • Class A 12W
  • MSRP : $30,000 CAD

2018+

Let us present Finale's Pink-Lingu RCA Connectors (Rose Gold Plated)

Since we have issues with a a brand name RCA connector we been using for decades and we cannot find substitute for both quality and value. We decided to make our own. It will be used and voice our products with it here and after. It has passed our tests from its conduit behavior to melt/function point. The plating is high quality rose-gold finish and the center insulation is real Teflon that is heat resisting. We just like this shinny colour so much that changes from pink-gold to copper depending your light source.

2017-2018:

Thanks to Arteluthe Design, we also make our own knobs now. Made out of stainless steel, its elegant, precise and solid. Easily the best in the market. Hand polished and made right here in Canada (Quebec). Not just the aesthetic, the touching feel and weight of it is brilliant. We will use it across our brands.

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2017+

Happy New Year!

We are slowly expanding our business and our product line up.

The 2017 will be an interesting year and we will focus on manufacturing with Canadian parts and transformers more than ever, as well, the integration of ideas and schemes related to Canada.

Changes for our current line up - unfortunately, all of the models that are built upon with James Transformers will no longer be offered due to the halted production.

The good news is that since the CAD dollar is 30% lower to US/EURO, it's your best time to purchase an authentic high-quality tube amplifier from us! (Most designs manufactured with Canadian transformers are priced in CAD)

Here, we hope our world is more peaceful and filled with more music and love.

NOTICE:

There has been an engineering order/note issued from our chief, the following will be apply immediately without notice:

  • FINALE or CMC RCA Connectors / CMC Gold Binding Post connectors will be USED across the entire line, due to its excellence in quality, reliability and consistency. We have been having quality issues with another C brand we been using a long time, until we see the quality is coming back.
  • Transformers : Due to the shortage of HiFi transformers supplies, HAMMONDS of CANADA and HASHIMOTO (Sansui) of JAPAN will be our main two HiFi transformers supplier. We will also continue to work with a few other top North American manufactures in our custom designs, such as Heyboer (Mercury) of USA, Edcor of USA, and ANK of Canada.

One thing we know for sure is that success never stops to admire itself. We’ve been super-busy working on new projects and we have a few that we’re ready to disclose. No matter what happens, we know this year will be an exciting one for us and for you!

 


2018+

A small footprint integrate with the 45 or 2A3? here is a design we can use.

For this design, the pre-amp section is totally separated, and with one 6SN7 to handle the input/gain stage, and another separated 6SN7 to be the driver for both channel - that's right. They don't have to be matched now - because the first 6SN7 is driving the second 6SN7, which is different than previously we use one 6SN7 to handle one channel and have to be matched. Or should we use 12AX7 (as a 6X buffer/pre-amp) and 6H30 (driver) combo? =)  As finding quiet 6SN7 is harder these days.

Further more, each 2A3is individually heated/fed/run on their own circuit board for their optimized performance and cooling. Totally separated to both the pre-amp section, and the power supply / rectify section, to minimize noise / cross-talk.

For the power supply section, its not just another straight forward design. It have our latest hybrid rectifier design, which uses both rectifier tube and diodes the same time to get the best out of both world. This enhance the consistency, reliability, and durability, also to minimum the start up rush. When the rectify tube gets old, this advance design also able to accurately and safely to provide the perfect amount of voltage to feed the circuitry, while still get the good sound out from the rectify tube. It combines the best of both world of sound, and functions. This design was first debut from our Finale's 829B Speciale Transmitter Tube's Power Amp.

Last but not least, there will be a volume knob on the left side of the front fascias in front of the preamp tubes.

SIMPLE SPECS:

  • Input Sens - 0.77V
  • 4.5W Nominal / Max 4.8W @ Ohms
  • Rectify tube choices : 5R4//5U4//5V4//5T4//5Z4//5Y3
  • One Input / One Vol Pot for purest signal transfer
  • Standard 8 Ohms (Optional additional 16)
  • Transformer choices : Triode Lab (Made in Canada) or Hashimoto (Sansui of Tokyo)
  • Finish - unknown yet
  • Tube cage - YES.

2019+

Mono-Blocks: THE BIG BLOCK: (Waiting for the lucky owner)

Since 2015, we have debut the Small block with one 2A3/45, and the Medium block with two. Further down the road, Triode Lab will produce the 2A3 Quattro, a high-powered 2A3 design with 16–20 watts per side, double-rectified by a pair of 5AR4/GZ32 tubes. The Quattro will be driven by a single 12AX7 in the most accurate and efficient circuit (because fewer driver tubes means less noise / phase shift! Aka closer to original recordings and sound more realistic!), and will feature our custom-made in-house high-end output transformers for the duty. Everything to be made in Canada, unless our partner Hashimoto is willing to help.


2018+

3 Way Horns - our first and flagship speakers?

  • Wood horns for mid + high (hand made in Canada)
  • European drivers (either Spain or from Italy)
  • 15" Woofer
  • Exotic veneer
  • Furutech Carbon Fibre Binding Posts X DH Labs Silver coat Wires
  • USA/CAN passive parts

2018-2019+

2A3-FF mono-block amplifiers

Keeping in mind the naming conventions of naval warships, the FF mono-blocks will feature premium components and transformers, and four (!) 2A3 tubes per channel — generating 30 watts (push-pull) or 20 watts (pure triode). Just like a pair of battleships in your listening space, the FF mono-blocks will not be subtle creatures. Be sure you have ample space!

2A3-FF pre-amplifier

Can you tell we’re excited about the 2A3 tube? We are beginning to imagine a pre-amplifier built around the 2A3, with output transformers of exotic-grade nickel. We imagine a 12AX7 in the middle of the front-end driving a single 2A3 per channel. Ideas are running to a high-end tube power supply, with oversized power transformer for quiet operation and seamless delivery. Due to the similarity in layouts, upon inspection it would be easy to mistaken this pre-amplifier for a power amp!

 

The 2A3 pre-amplifier would be designed as a cost-no-object statement, with either TKD volume control, or Danish Audio Connect (DACT) stepped attenuators and selectors; Mundorf power supply and coupling capacitors, and a pure copper top plate. Colours will be user-selectable, with paints from leading German automobile manufacturers, brushed and clear-coated.

 

We are also considering an on-board headphone amplifier, available at the flick of a switch. (The 2A3 is beautifully suited to driving headphones.)

 


Au Pre EVO 2020

  • Another version of the Au Pre, maintains the compact chassis styling of the the Au Pre Original, but offers these upgrades:

    ·         HASHIMOTO power transformer

    ·         Simplified one-piece circuit board, offering higher efficiency, higher signal-to-noise ratio, and lower distortion

    ·         Quieter phono stage with greater bloom and lower noise floor

  • Sits between Au Pre (Original) and Au Pre Mini

  • 6X Gain, like the original AU PRE - its with the blood of triodeism.


HOMAGE-30 MC Phono Stage(Debut soon)

  • Solid state design - although we are the tube experts, but there are more advantages with solid state than tubes for the most quiet operation in this case, and few tubes qualify to the level we wish to shoot for - but they are rarely available as they are non common audio tubes.
  • External power supply, with Canadian power transformer with world wide voltage.
  • Tailor to your cartridge (And if you ever getting a new cart, just send the unit back to us to redial the perfect settings as well a complimentary check up, included to the original up to 2 times)
  • Compact size , roughly 7" long x 3" tall and 4" wide, for the pair.
  • We mastered turntables more than 30 years ago, many phono amp designs are made ever since (both for our own enjoyment and OEM), and back then we were fever enough fly all the way to Japan to beg old Mr.K-san for our own cartridge. Here, with the HOMAGE-30 MC Phono Stage, you are getting our finest design and philosophy accumulated in all these years. And this is our favourite MC design from 30 years ago and it just come back to life!
  • This MC amp will be team up best with our Triode Lab's and Finale's pre-amplifiers onboard phono stage or other high quality phono stage - this is the foundation, and it has to be the best!
  • MSRP $ 4,999 CAD

Debut soon!

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