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    MasterSound - Evolution 845 Integrated Amplifier ... Anyone hear one or have one ? ...



    Specifications:
    Parallel Single Ended Dual Mono
    Class: "A"
    Power: 2 x 55 Watt
    Finals tubes: 4 x 845
    Pre-drivers tubes : 2 x ECC802
    Drivers tubes: 2 x 6SN7
    Input impedance: 50K OHM
    Inputs: 3 x Line + 1 Direct
    Output transformer: MASTERSOUND
    Load impedance: 4 – 8 Ohm
    Negative feedback: 0 DB
    Volume with remote control
    Bandwidth: 8 Hz / 40 kHz – 0dB
    Dimensions: 54 x 47 x 27 cm. (21.2 x 19.7 x 11.1 in)
    Weight: 53 Kg. (117 lbs)
    Warranty: 5 years (excluding tubes)
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    Re: MasterSound - Evolution 845 Integrated Amplifier ... Anyone hear one or have one ? ...

    I haven't heard this amp but it looks interesting Joe.

    I am also wondering whether an expert can explain simply what "parallel single ended" means and the advantage of that typology? Is it just about more power or is there some other magic subscribed to parallel single ended?

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    Re: MasterSound - Evolution 845 Integrated Amplifier ... Anyone hear one or have one ? ...

    Parallel single ended output stages are simply a way of providing more power than a single tube can supply while maintaining single ended operation. Manley Labs has a 300B power amp that uses such an output stage configuration, but it is also switchable to push-pull operation. I'm sure that some single ended purists may dismiss such designs as not being truly single ended, since there are likely some additional issues introduced like if the pair of tubes are not closely matched.

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    Re: MasterSound - Evolution 845 Integrated Amplifier ... Anyone hear one or have one ? ...

    Parallel single ended is just that. A single ended amp that has two tubes per channel wired in parallel. Grid to grid, plate to plate etc. This can give quite a bit more power than one tube alone (about 50% more).
    To the amp in question. One of the nicest single ended amps out there. Crisp clean highs, very low noise and distortion. Only problem - It weighs like a small car.
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    Re: MasterSound - Evolution 845 Integrated Amplifier ... Anyone hear one or have one ? ...

    I'd love to Joe. But the heat scares me away as does the price- its like 15k right? You can basically get Audion Monos and a nice preamp for the same price.

    I've owned the Due Venti EL-34 PSEP amp and it was a joy to use. There was a Compact 845 up for sale recently at a great price.
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    Re: MasterSound - Evolution 845 Integrated Amplifier ... Anyone hear one or have one ? ...

    Audion 845 SET Mono Block, Black Shadow MkII Class A, True Audiophile

    $13,500 for the Audion Black Shadow Monos


    SoundApproach - MasterSound - Integrated Evolution 845 Amplifier

    $13K for the Mastersound Integrated.


    Who knows what kind of discount, if any, one could expect.
    Last edited by joeinid; October 20, 2014 at 06:01 PM.
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    Re: MasterSound - Evolution 845 Integrated Amplifier ... Anyone hear one or have one ? ...

    That's pretty sweet looking, Joe! Nice find!


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    Re: MasterSound - Evolution 845 Integrated Amplifier ... Anyone hear one or have one ? ...

    Champagne taste with a beer budget

    Quote Originally Posted by socfan12 View Post
    That's pretty sweet looking, Joe! Nice find!
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    Re: MasterSound - Evolution 845 Integrated Amplifier ... Anyone hear one or have one ? ...

    Joe did I mention that I had the compact 845 myself ??
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    Re: MasterSound - Evolution 845 Integrated Amplifier ... Anyone hear one or have one ? ...

    Hi Paul,

    Did you like it?

    I love my LM-219IA but have a wandering eye.
    Last edited by joeinid; October 20, 2014 at 09:36 PM.
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