Saturn is our 'entry level', EL84 PP 15W/CH stereo amp built into a more 'conventional' chassis layout, yet still keeping that classic 60's and early 70's look!
The chassis is the same type as used with Europa, the only difference is that this chassis is 3U high. Saturn was designed to compliment our model Europa preamp, but this amp can of course be used with most tube or solid state preamps.
Saturn uses a 12DW7 driver tube and two EL84 power tubes in a push pull configuration for each channel.
Filament for the 12DW7's is regulated DC, for the EL84's it is AC.
The OPT's and power transformer are all Antek Toroidal. Using the Antek OPT's, limits the speaker impedances outputs to 4 or 8 OHMS only. If you also want 16 OHMS, Hammond OPT's must be used, please see below.
As an option, we also offer an ALL Lundahl transformer version of Saturn. For the OPT's, we use the Lundahl LL2766PP and for the power transformer, we use the Lundahl LL1650. This will bring model Saturn right to the top of an EL84 PP amplifier, yet still keeping the cost VERY AFFORDABLE!
NOTE: With the Lundahl OPT's, it is either 4, 8 or 16 OHMS, not all three.
The EL84 have auto bias, the same auto bias modules we use in all our amps. You'll never have to adjust bias again. Four green LED's on the front panel indicate 'bias OK'. So as long as all four LED's are on, all is good. If one goes out, simply replace that corresponding tube and away you go!
This is a REALLY sweet sounding amp, the EL84's are amazing tubes and the bass is just right too!
Saturn comes with only one option, an attenuator/volume control.
The chassis is an all metal 3U high unit. As with all our builds, we only use high quality brand name components. This may be our entry level amp, but we have not cut any corners in the design and build quality!
Saturn is built to order and will take aeround 6 weeks to build and ship.