Pathos Classic One MKIII Hybrid Integrated Amplifier
After having won over the international audiophile community with state-of-the-art reference amplifiers, to conceive a product with a set price point as the main design limit has been a true challenge to Pathos.
The Classic One project was initiated to transfer, in a more affordable amplifier, all the know-how and expertise acquired developing reference products.
Classic One represents a new standard in its price category: it successfully blends in a single chassis a preamplifier and power amplifier, completely separated from each other and provided with their own individual power supplies.
The pre-stage - or, better, the preamplifier - is purely tube, balanced, pure Class A, extremely low noise, with high intrinsic linearity and without any feedback. It provides an exquisite tube sound in terms of transparency, air, harmonics and refinement… in one word, musicality.
The power stage is a solid-state power amplifier, high bias current, Class A/AB in order to adequately drive every load. It provides the sound with speed and dynamics, without influencing the tube nature of the sound. The volume control is motorized and remote-controlled, the remote itself is in solid wood. Power supplies are over-dimensioned and stabilized. Selected components, pure silver Pathos signal cable wiring, gold plated terminals, high-quality materials and refinement at its highest standard are additional benefits provided with the Classic One.
Together with such sound performance and overall quality, the Classic One is offered at a price that clearly demonstrates a philosophy of value for money. This is possible thanks to an aimed design approach, coupled with extremely accurate engineering and superior aesthetic form.
The Classic One can be bridged to mono and output 180 W @ 8 Ohm. Use two Classic One's volume controlled by a single remote for preamp-less monoblock amplifiers. Or, you can use as monoblocks with a conventional preamp down the road.
Type: Integrated amplifier in Class A/AB, hybrid circuit with input tube stage, bridgeable
Output Power: 2 x 70 W @ 8 Ohm, 2 x 130 W @ 4 Ohm, 180 W @ 8 Ohm in bridged mode (mono)
Inputs: 1 balanced XLR, 4 unbalanced RCA
Frequency response: 2 Hz - 100 kHz
Signal/noise ratio: 90 dB
Input impedance: 100 kOhm