PrimaLuna Dialogue Premium HP Power Amp

PrimaLuna Dialogue Premium HP Power Amp

$ 5,495

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AbsoluteSound Award

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Description

PrimaLuna Dialogue Premium HP Power Amp

High Power Stereo Power Amp with EL34

The PrimaLuna Dialogue Premium HP Power Amp has incredible slam because of bandwith.  It sounds very clear and open.  Power is secondary, and can in fact be bad news for unwary customers. To know what power means, go to our buying guides where we explain lower power, better slam.  But for customers with speakers that are 86dB efficient or lower, that have larger rooms and play at higher volumes, they may need more power.

The cheap way to get more power from a tube amp is to raise the tube’s plate and screen voltage, and bias them harder.  It costs nothing to do so as a manufacturer, but we refuse to follow the pack. You will see claims of as high as 100 watts from a pair of KT120’s.  Initially, the customer is happy.  But talk to the same customer in a year when his tubes are worn out. PrimaLuna amps are famous for long tube life, running cool, and being absolutely the easiest amplifier to own.

The best way is to keep them running cool but add more. We increased the size of the power transformer, added all the supporting circuitry including tube sockets, Swiss silver-plated OFC wiring, Takman resistors, SCR Tinfoil caps and a second Adaptive AutoBias board.  And of course, four more EL34’s for unrelenting power.  And if you want the ultimate, add a second HP later and flip the switches to mono.  Incredible!

ABSOLUTE SOUND 2017 EDITORS’ CHOICE AWARD

For someone looking to indulge in the tube experience, with most of the drawbacks superbly well minimized, GW cannot recommend the 70Wpc (40Wpc in triode) PrimaLuna Premium HP highly enough. It offers creative and thoughtful design, exceptional build-quality, first-rate parts and assembly, tremendous attention to detail, and elegant look and feel, and its sonic performance is clearly well above its reasonable asking price.”

 

Features:

  • 2 x 72 watt power amplifier
  • 1 x line-level input, 4, 8 & 16 ohm speaker taps
  • Power section: 8 x EL34 tubes. Pre section: 6 x 12AU7 tubes
  • Can also support KT120 tubes, for 2 x 85 watt output (Same bias as KT88)
  • Adaptive AutoBias, SoftStart circuit
  • Power Transformer Protection & Output Transformer Protection circuits
  • Bad Tube Indication circuit, with LED indicators
  • Tube-plate fuse, for output protection
  • Home theatre pass-thru, direct-line circuitry for connection to HT systems
  • Hand-made with finest point-to-point wiring
  • Premium parts such as ALPS volume control, Nichicon & Solen capacitors
  • Heavy-gauge fully-vented steel chassis, with 5 coat hand-rubbed finish
  • Includes system remote control & quick release tube cage
    Dimensions: 385mm x 205mm x 405mm (WxHxD)