Cayin - A-50T Integrated Amplifier
Cayin A-50T Integrated Amplifier
Normally, I wouldn't expect an affordable, Chinese-made integrated powered by tubes to be the last word in rugged construction or sexy cosmetics. The Cayin A-50T proved me wrong in both regards…the Cayin A-50T is competitive with many higher-powered, more expensive integrateds, both tube and solid-state, and its strengths rival those of many far more expensive tube separates I've heard…I strongly recommend that anyone considering up to $2000 on an integrated amplifier listen to the magic that the Cayin A-50T can produce." – Robert J. Reina, Stereophile, March 2008
"The Cayin A-50T is the best low-price amp I have ever heard, and it rivals some of the best amps in any price range." - Harry Weisfeld, owner of VPI Industries
This beautifully-crafted, hand-made tube piece is manufactured to deliver the sound of the classic Marantz 8B.
The Cayin A-50T uses four EL34s for Class AB1 P.P amplification. The craftsmanship is absolutely first-rate, featuring point-to-point wiring, and each unit is hand-initialed by a quality-control inspector. The toroid power transformer and EI audio transformer are specially manufactured for the A-50T with low magnetic leakage, wide frequency response and low impedance. Two 12AX7EHs and two 12AU7s are used in the preamplifier. One very cool feature is the ability to switch between ultralinear and triode by remote control.
This piece was hand-built with extreme attention to detail, including point-to-point wiring. Point-to-point was the way that amps used to be wired back in the 1950s and '60s when cost was not the primary objective. Nowadays, most everything contains circuit boards instead of this point-to-point wiring, which is much more dependable and better performing. The bottom line is that point-to-point wiring sounds better. It's one of the main reasons why these Cayin pieces sound like the classic tube gear from Marantz and McIntosh. Anymore, products that feature point-to-point wiring cost a fortune, or they feature sub-par workmanship. You simply are not going to find craftsmanship like with this Cayin gear for anywhere close to this price.
There are output taps for 4 or 8 ohms. This allows you to fine-tune the sound that you desire. Switching is simple, and listening to the differences is a lot of fun.
There is a removable cage, included at no extra charge. The cage snaps into place simply, so that you can take it on and off with no problem. Keep it on if you're worried about protecting your tubes, or take it off to show what real, heavy-duty, classic tube gear looks like. Turn off the lights and watch 'em glow.
Option MM Phono Preamplier Available
35watt Per Channel Integrated Amp (Ultralinear)
16watt Per Channel (Triode)
All Tube Throughout
Point To Point Wiring
Soft Start Technology, Extends Tube Life!
Ultralinear or Triode Mode Selectable from Remote
Toroidal Power Transformer
Enough power to drive most small and medium size loudspeakers
Tubes always sound richer, smoother, more natural
Rigid Chassis for solid build platform
Adjust volume, select input and choose output mode (Ultralinear = 35watt per channel or Triode=16watt per channel) from your seat via Remote.
Toroidal transformers run cooler, and have lower stray magnetic fields so they run quieter with no hum
Power Supply: 120V AC, 50-60Hz
Amp Type: All Tube Integrated Amp
Wattage: 35w/Ch. Ultra-linear Mode, 16w/Ch. Triode Mode
Frequency Response: 10Hz=50kHz (+/- 1.5dB)
S/N Ratio: 89dB
THD: 1% (1kHz)
Input Impedance: 100K ohms
Input Sensitivity: 370mV
Output Impedance: 4ohm or 8ohm output connectors
Power Consumption: 280W
Tubes: 4 x EL-34 Output Tubes, 2 x 12AU7, 2 x 12AX7 Input Tubes
Bias Voltage for EL34 Output Tubes: 0.3vdc
Premium Parts: Ceramic Tube Sockets, ALPS Volume Control
Capacitors: Nichicon & Realcap Capacitors
Terminations: WBT style speaker terminals and Gold plated input jacks
Inputs: CD, Aux 1, Aux 2, Tuner Inputs
Chassis: Hand made Chassis with Point to Point wiring
Output Transformers: Custom designed, hand wound
Transformer Type: Torodial Power Transformer
Protective Cage: Included
Remote Control: Included
Dimensions: 14"W x 7"H x 12"D
Weight: 28.6 lbs
Warranty: 3 Years Parts & Labor, 90 Days on Tubes
These Cayin products are remote-controlled
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