The Minueta integrated tube amplifier is the result for the combination of our extraordinary designs in power amplifiers and preamplifiers. A combination, that brings a new level of excitement and musical enjoyment in its class. Those who have listened closely say that it sounds like music, not like an amp. Only the glow of those EL84 tubes will let
you know otherwise. It’s that simple.
The Minueta was carefully designed and manufactured to very high specifications making it a true audiophile product, to greatly enhance any high quality two-channel music system by offering the listener an emotionally involving, natural, and effortless musical presentation. The Minueta deserves to be used with high quality ancillary components and works particularly well with other WLM-ACOUSTICS range products. All WLM ACOUSTICS amplifier were carefully designed to be perfect sonic mates for the WLM-LOUDSPEAKER range products and of course are also explicit recommendations for all the other well conceived loudspeakers available.
Structure and Functioning
We built our Minueta stereo integrated tube amplifier around four EL84 tubes with great circuit integrity and superior transformer craft in a switchable ultra-linear / triode mode that could provide 14 / 5 Watts of subtly textured music in class-A configuration. The case is precision made from massive high-density plywood in the best tradition of
Austrian craftsmanship and finished in a stained black timber finish (Makassar Veneer no longer available). The engraved front plate and hole-pattern top plate are made of brushed stainless steel. Thus the overall appearance is very harmonic, both of traditional and modern design. Together with the in-house advanced expertise in transformer manufacture and circuit design of the WLM-ACOUSTIC team, this cooperation reflects in a true “made in Europe” origin and is a destination piece of exclusive tube audio. Every Minueta stereo integrated tube amplifier is proudly hand-made and carefully tested, inspected and packaged before making its journey to our highly-valued and satisfied customers.
Minueta with gold-plated front- and top plates are available upon request (surcharge).
The Minueta stereo integrated tube amplifier combines the finest sonic attributes of classic tube amplification to enhance the listener’s emotional involvement with the music. In triode mode you will enjoy this exceptional intimacy only triodes set up with the music with a soundstage more upfront with great focus on voices and small combos, whereas
the ultra-linear mode deepen and widen the soundstage. That allows all the nuances of the music to emerge with remarkable coherence and integrity like finely tuned musical instruments.
|Output power||2 x 14W (UL Mode), 2 x 5W (Triode Mode)|
|Class of operation||Push pull class A|
|Tubes complement||8 x EL84, 2 x ECC81|
|Inputs||3 x RCA inputs|
|Outputs||4 and 8 ohms speaker|
|Input sensitivity||0.8Vrms for full output|
|THD||0.03% - 1W / 1KHz|
|Bandwidth||10Hz (-1dB) to 550KHz (-3dB)|
|Dimensions||300mm wide x 200mm deep x 150mm high|
|Manufacturers Web Site||www.trafomaticaudio.com|