Smooth Analogue Sound With Convenient Bluetooth
Compact Integrated Valve Amplifier
35 Watts Ultra Linear, 18 Watts Triode
Bluetooth 5.0, Headphone Output
Easy Onboard Valve Bias Adjustment
The Cayin MT-35MK2 BT Valve integrated amplifier takes over from the LA-34 and takes things to the next level. At its low price it offers a great place to start if you want to dip your toe into the world of valve amplification. The inclusion of Bluetooth and a headphone socket are very welcome additions. Designed and tuned in Germany. Proudly owned and manufactured in China by enthusiasts.
Although the MT-35MK2 BT is the entry into the comprehensive Cayin valve amplifier range, it has two great new convenience features missing from the earlier LA-34, the ability to stream music via Bluetooth 5.0 and the option to listen through headphones.
Unlike transistor amps where the output transistors are soldered in, most valves are fitted to valve sockets, which allow the valve to be easily changed, either for a replacement, in the case of failure, or for a different type of valve. This practice of swapping valves to different models or different versions of the same valve is known as valve/tube rolling and allows you to fine tune the sound of the amplifier to your liking. Some of our customers have a host of valves they regularly change depending on their mood or the music they are playing. Of course you do need to be careful to only use the types of valves the manufacturer suggests – in the case of the MT-35MK2 BT you will find that the supplied EL34 Pentode Output Valves are available from many different manufacturer’s and interestingly they all sound a little different. Feel free to explore the opportunities.
Design: Integrated Valve Amplifier with Bluetooth
35 Watts per channel (Ultra-Linear) at 4 Ohms and 8 Ohms
18 Watts per channel (Triode) at 4 Ohms and 8 Ohms
Frequency Response: 8Hz - 55kHz (-3dB)
Signal to Noise (S/N) Ratio: 89dB
THD: 1% (1kHz)
Output Impedance: 4 Ohms and 8 Ohms
Construction: Hand-made construction with silver point-to-point wiring
Transformers: Two wide bandwidth EI output transformers
Power Supply: Specially designed toroid transformer for the power supply
Pre-Amplifier: One 12AX7 and two 12AU7 valves in the preamp stage
Output Stage: Four EL34 valves are used in Class AB1 push-pull output stage
Bias Adjustment: Easy onboard valve bias adjustment
Line Level Inputs: Three stereo line level inputs
Phono Input: None - You will need to add a stand alone Phono-Preamp to one of the Line Level inputs
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 5.0 wireless audio streaming - SBC DAC chipset ES9018K2M SABER32 circuit
Headphones: Front panel 6.35mm (¼”) headphone socket
Cover: An easily removed cover is provided for protection from hot valves
Speaker Binding Posts: Accepts Banana plugs or spade terminals
Power Consumption: <270 Watts
Power Cord: Standard IEC that can be easily upgraded. Click here for options.
Dimension (WxHxD): 326 x 184 x 272mm
Net Weight: 13.5kg