Provided by KORG and Noritake, this 6th Gen Nutube operates exactly as a conventional triode vacuum tube and creates the same characteristic rich overtones that are sought after in triode tubes. Concurrently, the Nutube achieves substantial power saving, miniaturization, and quality improvements when compared with a conventional vacuum tube.
The AMP14 completes voltage amplification through the Nutube, while giving AMP14 an engaging, unique vacuum tube sound while delivering excellent linearity.
The AMP14 utilizes Nutube 6P1 as a voltage amplifier, followed by a JFET differential converter to realize the L-, L+, R+, R- differential output. AMP14 adopts two JRC volume control chips, which forms a total 4 channel true balanced volume control. The signal then passes through the 4 channel balanced output buffer stage. Pentaconn 4.4mm balanced sockets are used, which have excellent acoustic quality and durability.
The AMP14 adopts a cathode input. The cathode impedance is lower than the grid, resulting in reduced signal interference from external sources. AMP14 is designed to have excellent noise floor control. Also, the WiFi interference is low, which brings a better online streaming experience. The tube microphonic effect is also well controlled.
The AMP14 card has a power design that helps achieve performance upper limits. The AMP section of the DX320/DX300 has its own battery power, which is perfect for the AMP14, as it is an AMP card with strict power supply requirements.
Two pieces of high performance DC-DC chips from Linear Technology, with a total of 4 DC-DC power supplies are utilized by AMP14. One DC-DC is 3.6V for the cathode through a low-noise LDO, and one is 14V for the anode of Nutube and one is +8V and one is -8V, which constitutes the 16V volt swing, which feeds the OP AMPS.
Each AMP14 is tested and matched with an AP audio analyzer with 3 multi-turn potentiometers on the AMP14 board, which are manually calibrated and matched by engineers to reach the optimal performance of the Nutube.
The AMP14 brings together a clean extended upper frequency and a sweet and engaging sound for your musical enjoyment.
Please update the firmware to the latest version to have optimized support. If you have a DX320 Edition X, your included matching faceplates will be compatible with the AMP14 adapter.
When streaming, the AMP14 may experience subtle WiFi interference when data buffering. This is almost inaudible at normal volumes, and the sensitivity and impedance of different earphones may contribute to variations in WiFi interference.
Output port: 4.4mm