A number of TRON owners around the world have been asking me for years to produce a headphone amplifier. Clearly if I was going to make one it would have to be something very special. So after listening to a number of top headphones and amplifiers it was clearly evident there was a massive difference in sound quality between the headphones and todays top loudspeakers: i.e. Cessaro, DeVore Fidelity and Avantgarde Acoustic. This made me think what might be possible if a “State of the Art” amplifier was specifically designed to power the very best high-end headphones in the world. This led to over 2 years of development and testing with all the top headphones from Sennheiser, Audeze, HiFiMan, AKG, Abyss, Pioneer and Ultrasone and this has resulted in the Antares Headphone amplifier being produced. This amplifier has a topology very similar to TRON’s top SET designs so the sound is extremely natural, organic and dynamic, just like real music! If you really want to hear your headphones at their very best then you need to hear them through a Tron Antares – a star among headphone amplifiers…
High Current Class A design gives a life like dynamic sound.
Specially selected high current active devices used throughout.
Output stage designed to easily drive all dynamic headphones.
Massively overrated power supplies for effortless dynamic range.
Dual Mono Linear power supplies for superior performance.
High quality “voiced” Audiophile components used throughout.
Designed and built to TRON’s exceptionally high standards.
No compromise analogue design to maintain maximum audio performance.
Able to power 2 – 3 headphones simultaneously.
Able to power two desktop speakers with optional wiring harness.
Switchable -6dB sensitivity switch for fine control over the volume level.
Input connections: – 1 x line input (RCAs).
Output connections front: – 2 x ¼” jacks, 2 x 3 pin XLRs, 1 x 4 pin XLR.
Output connections rear: – 1 x line output (RCAs).
Power output: – 2.6w + 2.6w into 8 ohms load (Class A).
Power output: – 0.85w + 0.85w into 25 ohms load (Class A).
Power output: – 0.65w + 0.65w into 32 ohms load (Class A).
Frequency response: – 20Hz – 20kHz +/- 0.5dB.
Input impedance: – 12K ohms
Output impedance: – < 3 Ohms.
Mains Supply: 115–240 volts AC (50–60Hz). Earth lift included.
Power Consumption: 120VA
Size: – 40cm (w) x 25cm (d) x 10.5cm (h)
Weight: – 9.5kgs (21lbs)
Warranty: 5 years (parts and labour)
Antares Headphone Amplifier
The Antares comes equipped with the following:
Oxygen Free copper used for all internal signal wiring.
Selected audiophile grade parts used to provide excellent sound quality.
CNC machined Aircraft grade alloy chassis finished in the highest quality anodising.
All screws/bolts/nuts are made from non-magnetic stainless steel.
Every Antares is hand made by craftsman in the UK.
All parts used come from within the UK and Europe.
Colour: Silver top. Black front, back, side and corner panels.
Colour Option: Black top is available to make an all blah version.
Each Antares is supplied in a custom made flight case.
Antares Signature Headphone Amplifier
The Antares Signature comes equipped with the following:
48-position stepped attenuator.
Pure silver wire used for all internal signal wiring.
Specially selected audiophile grade parts used in very critical positions to achieve the very best sound quality.