PRIMALUNA UNVEILS 12 NEW EVO AMPLIFIERS
Dutch-based valve-lovers PrimaLuna has announced a dozen new EvoLution amp offerings and a DAC for 2019.
Founded in 2003, PrimaLuna has focused on producing high-performance valve-based audio components at affordable prices.
Over the years the range grew, with multiple product levels including ProLogue Original, ProLogue Classic, ProLogue Premium, DiaLogue and DiaLogue Premium. The company received much praise in the global audio press and – most rewarding of all – thousands of letters and emails of appreciation from delighted music lovers around the world.
Today, Herman van den Dungen has decided it's time for the next phase in PrimaLuna's evolution.
The existing product range has been phased out and is now replaced by the 13-model EvoLution Series which reorganises the range into four clear levels – EVO 100, EVO 200, EVO 300 and EVO 400. EVO 100 represents entry-level, while EVO 400 is the pinnacle of the range.
Each of the four levels comprises an integrated amp, a preamp and a power amp. All the amplifiers build on the acclaimed design of outgoing models with enhancements such as new transformers and higher output power. The new range also sees upgrades to key circuit components and improved internal wiring.
You will also find new features on some models, including dedicated headphone amplification and – in the case of the EVO 300 and 400 power amps and EVO 400 preamp – balanced XLR connections.
Additionally, a separate phono stage, isolated in its own enclosure, attaches underneath the integrated and preamp models as an option for those running a turntable.
The thirteenth component is a DAC called the EVO 100 Tube Digital AnaLogue Converter. PrimaLuna boasts that it features the world's first valve-based data clocking device and we broke the news of this back in April.
The new models embody all the things that PrimaLuna fans love about the company's products – superb valve sound at affordable prices, with class-leading reliability, flexibility and ease of use – while bringing enhanced design and some ingenious new ideas to the table.
Price and availability
- EVO 100 Tube Integrated Amplifier – £2,198
- EVO 100 Tube Preamplifier – £2,198
- EVO 100 Tube Power Amplifier – £2,198
- EVO 100 Tube Digital AnaLogue Converter – £2,888
- EVO 200 Tube Integrated Amplifier – £2,698
- EVO 200 Tube Preamplifier – £2,588
- EVO 200 Tube Power Amplifier – £2,588
- EVO 300 Tube Integrated Amplifier – £3,798
- EVO 300 Tube Preamplifier – £3,598
- EVO 300 Tube Power Amplifier – £3,598
- EVO 400 Tube Integrated Amplifier – £4,598
- EVO 400 Tube Preamplifier – £4,150
- EVO 400 Tube Power Amplifier – £4,150
All models are available with a black or silver front panel from September 2019.
Integrated and power amps come with high-quality EL34 valves as standard; these can be swapped easily with KT88, KT120 or KT150 valves if preferred, thanks to PrimaLuna's Adaptive AutoBias circuit.
EVO 100 models are not compatible with KT150 valves.
For more information of the new range, head on over to PrimaLuna.
StereoNET UK’s Editor, bass player, and resident rock star! Jay’s passion for gadgets and Hi-Fi is second only to being a touring musician.
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