Audion SCSE PSE

Golden Dream 300B, PX25 or 2A3. Self cancelling Parallel Single ended Mono-block Hard wired.

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Audion Golden Dream 300B mono block amplifiers

The Golden Dream is our finest, most sought after and highest regarded flagship amplifier in our product line up. The amplifier is hand built and hard wired using pure enamelled solid silver wires in all of the audio path. “The design improves transient and bottom end response which is very difficult to find in other amplifiers.” The  Golden Dream is a self cancelling Parallel single-ended design, utilising two 300B tubes in parallel configuration per mono-block to produce 20 Wpc into 4 & 8 ohm and is based on a same self cancelling principles as the Golden Night. 

The “Self-Canceling” topology aims at canceling out second order harmonic distortion inherent in tube amplifiers. The proprietary topology accords superior impedance matching to drive the output tubes slightly harder, yielding two additional watts from each 300B (or PX25/ 2A3 if chosen instead), and inducing transient and bottom-end response “very difficult to find in other amplifiers.”

There are three class upgrades available for the Golden Dream, each one customised for performance. They are Insignia, Excelsior and Signature Reference (read more about this in the tabs below).

Sonically speaking, at their level they will retrieve information from a recording that you probably didn’t know existed.

 This amplifier is hand built and hard wired using ultra pure solid silver enamelled wires in all of the audio path.

Audion Golden Dream 300B SCSE mono block

Audion Golden Dream 300B Mono Block

The Golden Dream mono block Triode based power amplifiers are among the most powerful, volume control-equipped 300B based single ended design in today’s high-end audio environment, being able to vanquish most loudspeakers on their own without the need for a pre-amplifier. Having a volume control on the front of both mono-blocks and mono inputs on the rear means that a pre-amplifier is not always necessary with this unit, however we would advise using one for multiple line level inputs or if you’re using a turntable. 

The Golden Dream is a triode based mono-block amplifier that uses no (zero) feedback in the design and is supplied as standard with JJ300B’s but can also be supplied with a choice of 300B’s when chooosing Excelsior Class and above when ordering your amplifier. These mono-blocks will work with most speakers over 88db efficiency. They deliver 20 watts into 8 ohms and have both 4 and 8 ohm outputs.

The following from Constantine Soo – Dagogo The Golden Dream may well be the one glass device in a position to capture the aspirations of transistor purveyors, while their expeditious transients and the noticeably less flamboyant 300B tonal disposition will also stir controversy among SET aficionados on the rationale of the design. “Extremely Transparent and free flowing.”

The aim is to provide the fastest transient response possible, solid-state rectification is used, and the design and its implementation ensures phase coherent harmonic structure throughout the frequency spectrum.

The Golden Dream is auto biased which means  it will take almost any standard 300B valve (Unit is supplied with JJ 300B’s. 

The Golden Dream self cancelling Parallel single-ended amplifier 300b is hard wired (Air Wired©) Class A mono-block power amplifier. It is built with components sourced from Europe and the US. Where possible we avoid the use of any Chinese component. Our output transformers are wound in-house to our exacting standards and many of the components are either made by us or specifically for us. We use JJ 300b and Audion’s own CVX100 & CVX120 as driver and input tube. 

Sonically, The Triode valves used in the Golden Dream  give subtleties and definition as well as depth, space and three dimensional texture to the music giving solid performances and  un-paralleled music data retrieval. The 300B is a very well know valve that can reproduce delicacies and yet be punchy at the same time. The PX25 although a lesser known valve does (in our opinion) everything the 300B can but with even better bottom end and top kick. 

The Golden Dream chassis is made of military grade aluminium, with a durable black powder coated finish. The top box and badge are mirror polished 

Technical specifications for all products in this range.

Warranty: 2 years return to base. Valves 6 months.

Specifications Self Cancelling Parallel Single Ended 300B

2 x 20 Watts Class A  into 8 Ohms at 240V AC
Load: 4 – 8 Ohm Nominal
Distortion @ 1Watt:   <0.1% No Feedback
Frequency Response: <10 to 24KHz ±3 db
Tubes 2 x 300B, 1 x CVX100, 1 x CVX120 per mono block

Specifications Self Cancelling Parallel Single Ended PX25

 2 x 22 Watts Class A  into 8 Ohms at 240V AC
Load: 4 – 8 Ohm Nominal
Distortion @ 1Watt:   <0.1% No Feedback
Frequency Response: <10 to 25KHz ±3 db
Tubes – 2 x PX25, 1 x CVX100, 1 x CVX120 per mono block

Specifications Both Amplifiers

Sensitivity: Variable >200mV Full output
Noise: < (CCIR) – 90 db
Consumption: 168 Watts per mono-block
Size:  46cm deep,25cm wide and 23cm tall – Less tubes 
Weight: 12Kgs per mono-block
Fuses – Power 2A 240V / 3.5A 120V slow blow.
            HT. 500mA 240V / 1A 120V Slow blow

Product options for the Golden Dream mono Block Power Amplifiers

Product options for Golden Dream mono block power  amplifiers include  various 300B valve variety options as well as mono 48 way stepped attenuator, better signal capacitors, better power supply capacitors and even more silver wire for the full audio path and now we can offer WBT Nextgen RCA and binding post terminals, as well as  output transformer options including full silver options and various boutique valve options.

Our Golden Dreams are our flagship amplifiers and come available with 3 upgrade options starting from our Standard model we go up a level to Insignia Class and then on to Excelsior class and finally the ultimate Signature reference.

Each class has selected components designed to enhance performance, presence and definition.

The upgrade options are only available on a new build amplifier and are not retro fittable. The amplifier chassis will carry distinguishing marks and badging to determine the level.

All the options are based on a standard amplifier, and use the very finest selected components chosen form Britain, Europe or the US.

All options carry a lifetime guarantee and a certificate of authenticity.

See the next tab for available options.

Upgrades and Options available when ordering – Speak to your dealer about these when ordering your amplifier  ask for either our standard amplifier or Insignia, Excelsior or Signature reference classes.

Upgrade options and upgraded product categories direct from the factory.

We offer 3 upgrade classes for the Golden Dream amplifiers.. The upgrade classes are 
Insignia Class which uses a full silver wired audio path, better graded components again in the audio path, tantalum resistors in the critical places and WBT binding posts.
Excelsior Class uses the same as above but with the inclusion of Teflon/Tin foil V-caps, Internal Solid Silver wired Interconnect, a 43 way Stepped attenuator, better power supply capacitors and WBT RCA’s.
Signature Reference Class offers the best of the best, and sits in our “Ultimate” upgrade pathcategory. With fully solid silver wired audio and grounding paths, silver foil in oil signal capacitors, heavy silver plated rca terminals and binding posts and other exotic high end components. Sonically speaking it turns a very good standard amp into an extreme micro data retrieval machine.

Although these upgrade paths, and the Signature Reference in particular represent our “Extreme” level products, they are very popular with our high end customers and the press alike. Whilst they are our most expensive offerings, they make our products outperform many others in their class and even many other well known “Aspirational Products” 

There are options on both Insignia and Excelsior classes for solid silver wound secondaries or primaries and secondaries on the output transformer.

The Golden Dream mono block Triode based power amplifiers are among the most powerful, volume control-equipped 300B based single ended design in today’s high-end audio environment, being able to vanquish most loudspeakers on their own without the need for a pre-amplifier. Having a volume control on the front of both mono-blocks and mono inputs on the rear means that a pre-amplifier is not always necessary with this unit, however we would advise using one for multiple line level inputs or if you’re using a turntable. 

The Golden Dream is a triode based mono-block amplifier that uses no (zero) feedback in the design and is supplied as standard with JJ300B’s but can also be supplied with a choice of 300B’s when chooosing Excelsior Class and above when ordering your amplifier. These mono-blocks will work with most speakers over 88db efficiency. They deliver 20 watts into 8 ohms and have both 4 and 8 ohm outputs.

The following from Constantine Soo – Dagogo The Golden Dream may well be the one glass device in a position to capture the aspirations of transistor purveyors, while their expeditious transients and the noticeably less flamboyant 300B tonal disposition will also stir controversy among SET aficionados on the rationale of the design. “Extremely Transparent and free flowing.”

The aim is to provide the fastest transient response possible, solid-state rectification is used, and the design and its implementation ensures phase coherent harmonic structure throughout the frequency spectrum.

The Golden Dream is auto biased which means  it will take almost any standard 300B valve (Unit is supplied with JJ 300B’s. 

The Golden Dream self cancelling Parallel single-ended amplifier 300b is hard wired (Air Wired©) Class A mono-block power amplifier. It is built with components sourced from Europe and the US. Where possible we avoid the use of any Chinese component. Our output transformers are wound in-house to our exacting standards and many of the components are either made by us or specifically for us. We use JJ 300b and Audion’s own CVX100 & CVX120 as driver and input tube. 

Sonically, The Triode valves used in the Golden Dream  give subtleties and definition as well as depth, space and three dimensional texture to the music giving solid performances and  un-paralleled music data retrieval. The 300B is a very well know valve that can reproduce delicacies and yet be punchy at the same time. The PX25 although a lesser known valve does (in our opinion) everything the 300B can but with even better bottom end and top kick. 

The Golden Dream chassis is made of military grade aluminium, with a durable black powder coated finish. The top box and badge are mirror polished 

Technical specifications for all products in this range.

Warranty: 2 years return to base. Valves 6 months.

Specifications Self Cancelling Parallel Single Ended 300B

2 x 20 Watts Class A  into 8 Ohms at 240V AC
Load: 4 – 8 Ohm Nominal
Distortion @ 1Watt:   <0.1% No Feedback
Frequency Response: <10 to 24KHz ±3 db
Tubes 2 x 300B, 1 x CVX100, 1 x CVX120 per mono block

Specifications Self Cancelling Parallel Single Ended PX25

 2 x 22 Watts Class A  into 8 Ohms at 240V AC
Load: 4 – 8 Ohm Nominal
Distortion @ 1Watt:   <0.1% No Feedback
Frequency Response: <10 to 25KHz ±3 db
Tubes – 2 x PX25, 1 x CVX100, 1 x CVX120 per mono block

Specifications Both Amplifiers

Sensitivity: Variable >200mV Full output
Noise: < (CCIR) – 90 db
Consumption: 168 Watts per mono-block
Size:  46cm deep,25cm wide and 23cm tall – Less tubes 
Weight: 12Kgs per mono-block
Fuses – Power 2A 240V / 3.5A 120V slow blow.
            HT. 500mA 240V / 1A 120V Slow blow

Product options for the Golden Dream mono Block Power Amplifiers

Product options for Golden Dream mono block power  amplifiers include  various 300B valve variety options as well as mono 48 way stepped attenuator, better signal capacitors, better power supply capacitors and even more silver wire for the full audio path and now we can offer WBT Nextgen RCA and binding post terminals, as well as  output transformer options including full silver options and various boutique valve options.

Our Golden Dreams are our flagship amplifiers and come available with 3 upgrade options starting from our Standard model we go up a level to Insignia Class and then on to Excelsior class and finally the ultimate Signature reference.

Each class has selected components designed to enhance performance, presence and definition.

The upgrade options are only available on a new build amplifier and are not retro fittable. The amplifier chassis will carry distinguishing marks and badging to determine the level.

All the options are based on a standard amplifier, and use the very finest selected components chosen form Britain, Europe or the US.

All options carry a lifetime guarantee and a certificate of authenticity.

See the next tab for available options.

Upgrades and Options available when ordering – Speak to your dealer about these when ordering your amplifier  ask for either our standard amplifier or Insignia, Excelsior or Signature reference classes.

Upgrade options and upgraded product categories direct from the factory.

We offer 3 upgrade classes for the Golden Dream amplifiers.. The upgrade classes are 
Insignia Class which uses a full silver wired audio path, better graded components again in the audio path, tantalum resistors in the critical places and WBT binding posts.
Excelsior Class uses the same as above but with the inclusion of Teflon/Tin foil V-caps, Internal Solid Silver wired Interconnect, a 43 way Stepped attenuator, better power supply capacitors and WBT RCA’s.
Signature Reference Class offers the best of the best, and sits in our “Ultimate” upgrade pathcategory. With fully solid silver wired audio and grounding paths, silver foil in oil signal capacitors, heavy silver plated rca terminals and binding posts and other exotic high end components. Sonically speaking it turns a very good standard amp into an extreme micro data retrieval machine.

Although these upgrade paths, and the Signature Reference in particular represent our “Extreme” level products, they are very popular with our high end customers and the press alike. Whilst they are our most expensive offerings, they make our products outperform many others in their class and even many other well known “Aspirational Products” 

There are options on both Insignia and Excelsior classes for solid silver wound secondaries or primaries and secondaries on the output transformer.

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