The Zircon Solid State Power Amplifier
Zircon is Canta Audio’s entry amplifier, the fruit of several years’ research and development. Most of that time was invested in fine-tuning, reliability checking and proper operation tests. We can therefore provide a 3-year guarantee for all parts.
For our power stage we preferred a solid state design, because of its canning ability to drive various kinds of stubborn, low impedance loads.
Zircon’s design approach is almost puristic, with no capacitors on a very short signal path. The philosophy behind Zircon is to have a adequate power along with excellent drive capability, high tempo awareness and an absolutely transparent character, a goal that can only be achieved by a true dual monaural design.
Zircon is a solid-state design. No tubes or any other active device is used as a driver for the output stage. Also, there are no capacitors in the signal path. Power cables are 99,9% pure solid-core copper, whilst the power switch features gold plated contacts. A dedicated soft-start circuit is employed for each transformer and gold plated contact relays are used, to ensure lifetime longevity. The design’s topology also features a smart dynamic protection system, with neither relays nor fuses, permanently shielding itself against spikes, short circuits, wrong connections and overheating. This makes Zircon one of the most reliable power amplifiers.
All this sums up as a fast, accurate, neutral and -at last- a maximally transparent amplifier who respects the signal fed through its inputs and acts as the proverbial wire with gain.
Canta Audio Zircon is a -true- dual monaural design, each channel sharing nothing but the same room with the other. This even includes separate power cables IEC sockets and power switches, as well as soft starts, power transformers, smoothing capacitors and of course output stages. This topology stands for the ultimate channel separation achievable, which equals to a perfect soundstage, real 3D imaging and lifelike dynamics.
|Power Output:||2x 60W RMS@8Ω|
|Inputs:||1x line (RCA)|
|Power Inputs:||2x IEC sockets|
|Frequency Response:||0Hz – 50kHz|
|Dimensions:||420x134x328 (mm, WxHxD)|
Find more information in Zircon’s Leaflet