Hybrid Integrated Amplifier
Yoshino's latest model, the 834T is the company's first solid-state
Hybrid Integrated amplifier. It draws both on the original all-valve 834
and the spectacular M100 transistor mono-block power amps, and in true EAR
style breaks definitively with convention.
Backed by designer Tim de Paravicini's unrivalled expertise in audio
transformers, the 834T offers 100W of transformer-coupled MOSFET power per
channel. A valve-like output configuration gives the noted virtues of valve
sound together with bullet-proof stability and reliability not always
associated with MOSFETs.
Input stages use both valves and transistors, drawing on the unique
strengths of each to make this one of the most sophisticated-sounding amps
in its class and fully realising the traditional EAR/Yoshino virtues of
transparency, complete assurance and, quite simply, accuracy.
6 line-level inputs and tape output complete the specification, with the
utter simplicity of two controls making a welcome contrast to the trend for
over-complicated user interfaces. What more could you want?
Priced at £POA