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SE (single-ended) Tube Amplifers

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List of SE all-tube amplifiers (as of April 2011).

 

  • Cary SLI80 Signature - $3,500
  • Leben CS-300X (push-pull) - $3,295
  • Woo Audio 5-LE - $2500
  • Zana Deux SE - $2200
  • DNA Sonett - $1200
  • Woo Audio 2 (OTL) - $1090
  • Woo Audio 6-SE - $1050
  • Decware Zen TABOO - $995 
  • Darkvoice 337SE - $899
  • Decware Zen CSP-2+ (OTL) - $895 
  • Cayin HA-1A - $875
  • Mad Ear Super II - $850 
  • Mapletree Ear+ HD - $700
  • Woo Audio 6 - $620
  • Darkvoice 337 - $579
  • Bottlehead Single Ended eXperimenter's kit (S.E.X) w/ C4S active load upgrade (OTL) (DIY) - $514
  • Woo Audio 3 (OTL) - $495
  • Bottlehead Single Ended eXperimenter's kit (S.E.X) (OTL) (DIY) - $469
  • Elekit TU-882 - $445
  • Ming Da MC 84C07 - $414
  • Little Dot MK IVSE - $389
  • Schiit Valhalla (OTL) - $349
  • Bottlehead Crack w/ Speedball Upgrade (OTL) (DIY) - $318
  • Audiotailor Jade (OTL) - $300
  • Little Dot MK IV - $289
  • Darkvoice 336SE - $249
  • Bottlehead Crack (OTL) (DIY) - $219
  • Little Dot MK III - $194
  • Little Dot MK II - $140
  • Cavalli Audio Bijou (OTL) (DIY) - $Price Varies

Edited by sphinxvc - 6/6/11 at 3:05pm
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I believe the Leben is a push pull, not single ended.

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The Schiits?


Edited by kn19h7 - 4/6/11 at 1:30am
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Originally Posted by cjfrbw View Post

I believe the Leben is a push pull, not single ended.


Thanks, removed.

 

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Originally Posted by kn19h7 View Post

The Schiits?

 

Added.

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DNA Sonett 

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^ Added.  

 

Need confirmation Woo Audio 5-LE is SE.  It's SET design like DNA Sonett.

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I believed the Zana Deux, ZD SE and ZD transformer all Single end amp.   

http://www.eddiecurrent.com/Zanadeux.html

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mappletree

 

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So when you say "single ended", are you here referring just to the headphone connection (as opposed to balanced), or are you referring to the tube amp's circuit topology (single ended versus push-pull)?  These are different things.

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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

So when you say "single ended", are you here referring just to the headphone connection (as opposed to balanced), or are you referring to the tube amp's circuit topology (single ended versus push-pull)?  These are different things.


I suppose its the topology? And its already shown in reply #2 and #4.

 

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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

So when you say "single ended", are you here referring just to the headphone connection (as opposed to balanced), or are you referring to the tube amp's circuit topology (single ended versus push-pull)?  These are different things.



The latter.

 

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Well in that case I don't know what the question is about the WA5LE. It's Single Ended - hence the "SET" designation, Single Ended Triode wink.gif

The OP said "no balanced circuit topology", and again, balanced output and push-pull circuit design are completely different things. The Leben is push-pull, but not balanced.
Edited by Skylab - 4/9/11 at 8:09am
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Cary SLI80 Signature $3,500

 

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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

Well in that case I don't know what the question is about the WA5LE. It's Single Ended - hence the "SET" designation, Single Ended Triode wink.gif

The OP said "no balanced circuit topology", and again, balanced output and push-pull circuit design are completely different things. The Leben is push-pull, but not balanced.

 

Thanks for confirming.  You see, my line of thought was...if the amplifier cannot take advantage of a balanced source, then it's SE.  I wouldn't be surprised if it isn't that simple though, so if someone wants to jump in and explain, then we can get this thread done right.  I wasn't sure whether the Leben or WA5LE can take advantage of a fully balanced source.
 

 


Edited by sphinxvc - 4/9/11 at 9:12am
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