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Pathos Aurium Tube/Hybrid Class A Headphone Amplifier

Pathos Aurium Tube/Hybrid Class A Headphone Amplifier

$1,495.00

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Pathos Aurium Tube/Hybrid Class A Headphone Amplifier

$1,495.00

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  • Description

    Pure class A, tube preamp stage and MOS-FET power stage, zero feedback, the Aurium performs what audiophiles are used to from Pathos: exquisite musicality, transparency, dynamics and total lack of listening fatigue.

    Equally adept at driving most any headpone, the Aurium adds the flexibility of impedance matching with adjustablity from 16 to 1,000 Ohm.

    The volume control - a critical component in every amp - is operated by means of a high precision Burr-Brown device.
     

    REVIEWS:

    What Hi-Fi?: “We like this headphone amplifier a lot. The sound is a wonderfully seductive combination of transparency and grip. From the midrange upwards the Aurium is as detailed as you like.

    “Listen to the violin in Arvo Part’s Fratres and the clarity is spellbinding. Not only does the amp have a firm grip of the leading and trailing edges of each note played, it shades the bits in between, revealing far more of the sonic texture of the instrument in the process.

    “The same applies to vocals, as a 24-Bit/44.1kHz of the Unthanks’ Here’s the Tender Coming shows. On this track, the group’s voices sound as subtle and communicative as we’ve heard through headphones, possessing a good degree of solidity and weight too. Thankfully, despite resolving plenty of detail the Aurium sound never feels clinical or overtly analytical.

    “It’s at bass frequencies that this Pathos surprises, and the solid-state part of its circuit makes itself felt. The lows on The Dead Weather’s 60 Feet Tall are a taut as you like, and pack a hefty punch with it. There’s everything you’d want in a bass performance; power, reach and agility.

    “Such is the Aurium’s muscularity in this region that it would be easy for bass to dominate the proceedings, but that’s where Pathos has judged things just right. That delicate and expressive midrange somehow isn’t overshadowed, and the presentation doesn’t sound unbalanced. It’s a neat balancing act.” Highlights:

    • Sweet, insightful midrange
    • Bass power and grip
    • Excellent build and finish
    • Plenty of inputs
    • Distinctive appearance

    Five Star Rating
     

    Soundstage Experience: “The Pathos Acoustics Aurium headphone amplifier integrated perfectly with my home head-fi system, fitting neatly in a corner of my desktop between my iMac and five-shelf audio rack. It performed capably with three different headphones, each with a different sonic signature and power needs. Aside from the first sample’s faulty Balance control, I encountered no problems with its operation. I adored its looks. And I loved its sound, which served every kind of music equally well.

    “Today, the crowded category of headphone amplifier offers many good options, whether all-tube, all-transistor, or hybrid. If you’re looking for something with real power and versatility, arresting looks, and seriously good sound, I heartily recommend the Pathos Acoustics Aurium. You may end up buying one. I did.” - Garrett Hongo

     

    SPECIFICATIONS:

    Output power: 3.6W @ 16 Ohm, Class A zero feedback

    Output Impedance: < 0,5 Ohm

    Output level: 7V RMS max

    Frequency response: 10Hz - 80KHz

    THD: < 0,1 %

    Analog inputs: 1 stereo balanced XLR, 3 stereo unbalanced RCA line

    Analog outputs: 1 - XRL TAPE, 1 - RCA line TAPE

    Max input level:                6.4 V RMS unbalanced,  3.2+3.2 V RMS balance

    Main voltage: 90-250 V 50 / 60 Hz

    Power consumption: 30 W

    Dimensions: 20cm (D) x 23cm (W) x 6cm (H)

    Weight 3Kg

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Pathos Aurium Tube/Hybrid Class A Headphone Amplifier

$1,495.00

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Description

Pure class A, tube preamp stage and MOS-FET power stage, zero feedback, the Aurium performs what audiophiles are used to from Pathos: exquisite musicality, transparency, dynamics and total lack of listening fatigue.

Equally adept at driving most any headpone, the Aurium adds the flexibility of impedance matching with adjustablity from 16 to 1,000 Ohm.

The volume control - a critical component in every amp - is operated by means of a high precision Burr-Brown device.
 

REVIEWS:

What Hi-Fi?: “We like this headphone amplifier a lot. The sound is a wonderfully seductive combination of transparency and grip. From the midrange upwards the Aurium is as detailed as you like.

“Listen to the violin in Arvo Part’s Fratres and the clarity is spellbinding. Not only does the amp have a firm grip of the leading and trailing edges of each note played, it shades the bits in between, revealing far more of the sonic texture of the instrument in the process.

“The same applies to vocals, as a 24-Bit/44.1kHz of the Unthanks’ Here’s the Tender Coming shows. On this track, the group’s voices sound as subtle and communicative as we’ve heard through headphones, possessing a good degree of solidity and weight too. Thankfully, despite resolving plenty of detail the Aurium sound never feels clinical or overtly analytical.

“It’s at bass frequencies that this Pathos surprises, and the solid-state part of its circuit makes itself felt. The lows on The Dead Weather’s 60 Feet Tall are a taut as you like, and pack a hefty punch with it. There’s everything you’d want in a bass performance; power, reach and agility.

“Such is the Aurium’s muscularity in this region that it would be easy for bass to dominate the proceedings, but that’s where Pathos has judged things just right. That delicate and expressive midrange somehow isn’t overshadowed, and the presentation doesn’t sound unbalanced. It’s a neat balancing act.” Highlights:

  • Sweet, insightful midrange
  • Bass power and grip
  • Excellent build and finish
  • Plenty of inputs
  • Distinctive appearance

Five Star Rating
 

Soundstage Experience: “The Pathos Acoustics Aurium headphone amplifier integrated perfectly with my home head-fi system, fitting neatly in a corner of my desktop between my iMac and five-shelf audio rack. It performed capably with three different headphones, each with a different sonic signature and power needs. Aside from the first sample’s faulty Balance control, I encountered no problems with its operation. I adored its looks. And I loved its sound, which served every kind of music equally well.

“Today, the crowded category of headphone amplifier offers many good options, whether all-tube, all-transistor, or hybrid. If you’re looking for something with real power and versatility, arresting looks, and seriously good sound, I heartily recommend the Pathos Acoustics Aurium. You may end up buying one. I did.” - Garrett Hongo

 

SPECIFICATIONS:

Output power: 3.6W @ 16 Ohm, Class A zero feedback

Output Impedance: < 0,5 Ohm

Output level: 7V RMS max

Frequency response: 10Hz - 80KHz

THD: < 0,1 %

Analog inputs: 1 stereo balanced XLR, 3 stereo unbalanced RCA line

Analog outputs: 1 - XRL TAPE, 1 - RCA line TAPE

Max input level:                6.4 V RMS unbalanced,  3.2+3.2 V RMS balance

Main voltage: 90-250 V 50 / 60 Hz

Power consumption: 30 W

Dimensions: 20cm (D) x 23cm (W) x 6cm (H)

Weight 3Kg