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Metaxas & Sins IKARUS amplifier: “Fiery the angels fell. Deep thunder rolled round their shores. Burning with the fires of Orc.”

OK, this amplifier has been reviewed already but, in terms of news, I wanted to give you a selection of these rather nice hi-res images. And the design can stand a repeat appearance, I reckon. Even if it looks like a car from Blade Runner (which is where the above quote stems from…)

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This amplifier, according to the company, “…started it’s life as an integrated amplifier 35 years ago, then evolved into a concert monitoring amplifier…it was constantly being refined…to hear the changes in microphone placement relative to the performers in a live concert. It’s holographic transparency, natural low-frequency bloom, ultra-high speed and low-noise, allow it to be phase-perfect to well over 100kHz [the limit of the B&K 4135 1/4” capsule microphones].”

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The amplifier features a sculptured massive CNC machined aluminium case, “highest quality connectors”, milspec double-sided oxygen-free copper PC board.

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In addition, it uses a complete dual mono approach in power supplies with separate individual high-speed rectifier diodes with almost 40,000uF of filtering supplies.

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A Grayhill rotary switch and ALPS Blue Velvet potentiometer are the only components the signal encounters on its way to the amplifier circuits.

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Offering 50W it is priced in the region of $30,000. Click www.metaxas.com for more information.

To see a video on the making of the amp, click HERE or HERE or even HERE.

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