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CAF 2018: Classic Audio Loudspeakers, Atma-Sphere, Tri-Planar, Purist Audio Designs

By | November 18th, 2018|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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Classic Audio Loudspeakers shows us Field Coils and Reel-to-Reel tape, Atma-Sphere brings the heat, Tri-Planar lends a strong arm, and Purist Audio Design takes us to Neptune — what’s not to like?

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Once again, I’m seated in front of a Classic Audio Loudspeakers system, with the Atma-Sphere Novacron monoblock amplifiers lighting the way. Now for some history on the Novacron; originally introduced in 1991, the Novacron was the first US product to use the classic 6C33C Russian power triode. Just within the last few years Atma-Sphere is making the Novacron again, now updated to Mk 3.3 status.… Read the full article

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CAF 2017: Classic Audio Loudspeakers dances with coils

By | December 18th, 2017|Categories: Part-Time Audiofile|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

I ran to this room when I was told Classic Audio Loudspeakers would be demoing with the Atma-Sphere Novacron monoblock amplifiers. Originally introduced in 1991, the Novacron was the first US product to use the classic 6C33C Russian power triode. Twenty years later, Atma-Sphere is making the Novacron, now updated to Mk 3.3. A true brute in Class A tube terms, at only 60 watts. This was my first chance to hear them in the new form.

The fine gentleman at Classic Audio Loudspeakers often demo with at least two pairs of behemoth sized field coil speakers.

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