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Holborne Passion: Hybrid integrated amplifier with replaceable phono stage

Holborne has announced the launch of the Holborne Passion hybrid integrated amplifier . The device is made in a completely analogous concept, excluding any digital elements even in the control modules. The Holborne Passion tube amplification input stages are complemented by the output stages made on field effect ( FET ) transistors.

Holborne Passion - hybrid integrated amplifier with replaceable phono stage

The highlight of the model is the replaceable phono stage modules. Both modules are vacuum tubes – depending on your needs, you can choose the type of phono stage – to work with heads with a moving magnet ( MM ), or with a moving coil ( MC ). At the same time, the manufacturer promises to follow the RIAA equalization curve with an accuracy of no worse than 0.5 dB.

Holborne Passion - hybrid integrated amplifier with replaceable phono stage

The switching arsenal, in addition to the phono input, includes four line inputs on serious gold-plated RCA connectors and an output from a pre-amplifier. To connect the speakers, two pairs of high-quality screw speaker terminals are provided. Here, on the patch panel, there are separate gain controls for each channel, which allow you to fine-tune the overall gain level for the particulars of a particular acoustics model.

 

Holborne Passion - hybrid integrated amplifier with replaceable phono stage

The Holborne Passion Hybrid Integrated Amplifier delivers 70 watts per channel into an 8 ohm load. The operating frequency range of the novelty extends from 20 Hz to 100 kHz.

Holborne Passion - hybrid integrated amplifier with replaceable phono stage

The Holborne Passion amplifier is housed in a metal case and is available in black or silver .

Holborne Passion prices:

MM-Version: EUR 9’230.00 MC-Version: EUR 10’000.00

 

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