Wolf Ear Audio
Kitoki v2 Single Ended 5w/c Ultralinear Amplifier
Good North American made single ended amps are not all that common, let alone made in Canada, and Minimalist Audio welcomes the second version of the excellent Kitoki, the Kitoki v2. The quality, design, finish, and "maturity" of this amp is in keeping with all the Wolf Ear products - first class!
Such a thing is accomplished by leaving all frills out and concentrating on the one thing that counts, the sound. Simple, but very solid construction, simple point to point wired circuitry, and small production runs make this amp affordable. They are hand built with no compromise in quality.
This amp will work best with quality high efficiency speakers which will no doubt make them sound incredible, because the amps dynamics can then flow. If you haven't heard a flea powered single ended amp with it's simple circuitry on a set of well designed efficient speakers, you're missing what may be the pinnacle of home audio.
5W, Class A Single Ended Ultralinear Stereo Amplifier.
Can be configured as SET at 2w/ch.
All our amplifiers are hand-made with care and point-to-point wired.
This amplifier is very minimalist and is made using only the best parts and great design, such as teflon coupling caps and stepped attenuator (built in-house) that comes standard with every Kitoki. It's because of this that the Kitoki is so fast, natural and honest sounding. Use it with your favourite high-sensitivity speakers with this amp!
Some more info on the design This amp comes standard with a series-type stepped attenuator (made by us), which is leagues ahead of any potentiometer in terms of noise and accuracy.
The driver tube is a single, very linear 6N6P tube with active loading for maximized gain and linearity! The output tube uses the EL84/6P15P-EV/6P14P-EV types with a constant current output stage for lowest distortion and consistent results over the lifetime of the tube.
Teflon capacitors are used to couple the driver to the output stages. These come standard with all Kitoki amplifiers. There are no upgrade options for this.
Made in Canada. All our products are designed and built in Canada, and the bulk of the components are sourced within North America.
Warranty This product comes with a 5 year warranty to the original owner for both parts and labor. Tubes have a 90 day warranty.
Power Output: 5 Watts RMS@8 ohms Frequency Response: 30Hz-20kHz
Distortion: Less than 2% at full output
Feedback: None used
Inputs: 3 (RCA)
Input Impedance: 50K Ohms
Volume Control: Series-type stepped attenuator
Coupling Capacitor: NOS Teflon Film and Foil
Input Voltage: Just under 2V for maximum power output
Driver Tube: NOS 6N6P Included with amplifier
Output Tube: 2x NOS 6P15P-EV Included with amplifier
Power Usage: Less than 80 watts
Size: 320mm(W) x 220mm(L) x 80mm(H) Weight: 7.8kg (18lbs)
PRICE: $1150 CAD
[-$30] Removes the volume control and turns this into a power amp that can be used with preamps such as our Pi'ksii
[+$300] 24-Step Ladder-Type Attenuator hand-made in house with Vishay RN military grade resistors. This also upgrades all resistors in this amplifier to the Vishay RN military type. Ladder types are the best and most desirable type of stepped attenuator, with only a single resistor in series with the signal path at any time..
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