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EVO 100 Integrated From Primaluna

It has been nearly a decade since PrimaLuna has introduced an entirely refreshed product line. The new EvoLution series – including this EVO 100 – shares the previous line’s DNA, featuring upgraded transformers and internal components, “improved aesthetics” (i.e. rounded faceplate edges, roll-top tube cages on all models and more) and headphone amplifiers on all integrated amplifiers with, “…true-balanced, transformer-coupled XLR inputs and outputs on upper-end models,” said the company

EVO 100 Integrated From Primaluna

What remains is point-to-point wiring and cutting-edge Adaptive Auto-Bias circuitry. So, if a valve fails, Adaptive AutoBias will instantly put the amplifier into protection mode so no parts can get damaged. A red LED will light up in front of the tube that needs replacing. (ProLogue Classic illuminates an LED on the front panel.) You just need to plug in another valve and you’re off and running.

EVO 100 Integrated From Primaluna

A toroidal power transformers is used within this model, “Compared to standard transformers,” said the company, “toroids radiate about a tenth of the magnetic field that pollutes music and obscures detail. Additionally, the absence of an air gap typically means toroids have an 8:1 reduction of acoustic noise.”

EVO 100 Integrated From Primaluna

All PrimaLuna products use large, potted toroidal transformers, enclosed in a metal housing and then potted in a non-microphonic resin to further reduce noise and to protect the windings from moisture and deterioration.

EVO 100 Integrated From Primaluna

The 40W EVO 100 amplifier uses two 12AX7, two 12AU7 and four EL34 valves, spans 279 x 190 x 404mm and weighs in at 18kg. Price is $2,299.

Integrated Amp From Primaluna

To see more, click www.primaluna-usa.com

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  • Reply
    30th April 2019 at 4:03 am

    Paul, I own a Primaluna Dialogue Premium pre-amp & Primaluna Dialogue Premium HP amplifier. the only difference being mine do not have XLR connections, & the new “EVO” series does. There is no sonic difference between the 2 series what-so-ever. I was told this by the top guy’s at Upscale Audio, THE dealer for Primaluna USA. It’s a matter of connectivity, not of sound quality being the reason for the new series. I know my rig, with a little tube rolling, sounds excellent! Driving Focal Aria 926’s with Marantz SA8005 sacd player.Clean & Musically natural, Dynamic, Powerfull sound. Very good.

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