This unit is in black and does not have the nice finished nut where the headphone output is located. This unit does have the upgraded output transformers and the upgraded headphone output...3 watts triode biased in class a. It's a monster headphone output.
"With his Kaivalya monos receiving raves across the board, Sasa Cokic distilled their essence into a gloss-white-lacquered push-pull integrated. The Premise twirls with EL84 tubes; this means super-fast, super clean reproduction without the butterfat that can burden lesser EL34 designs. Musical layering is another standount. Cleverly, Cokic has designed the Premise so that it can be used as a power amplifier and triode/ultra-linear modes are top-plate switchable to suit mood and musical flavour. The former brings a shade more romance, but the delta is sufficiently subtle that you won’t spend all day yo-yo-ing between the two. A glorious and grandiose amplifier that once again proves that bang-for-buck can still be found at the high-end. Don’t be misled: this might look like show-pony hi-fi but the Premise offers performance that you’d be extremely hard-pushed to find for less money. You can show it off to your audiophile mates, it sounds sublime and your partner will be less likely to object to it as a lounge-room centerpiece. A modern classic."
-John Darko-Digital Audio Review
The Trafomatic Pramise is Sasa Cokic's answer to the challenge of stuffing two mono-blocks and a line stage into one box...but not any mono-blocks, the highly esteemed Kaivalya Mono-Blocks that have found personal reference status to one of the industries top reviewers, Srajan Ebaen of 6Moons fame. This is a push pull circuit executed perfectly, which is A) not easily accomplished, and B) very important, as nothing sounds worse than push pull poorly executed (this one sounds great, and you can switch on the fly to single ended!). Aside from offering a huge return in quality, the Premise is also very flexible, with remote control, the ability to switch between triode and ultralinear depending upon the presentation that suits you or a given musical type, the Premise is very flexible. 3 inputs with a fourth that bypasses the preamp section of the Premise turning it into a dedicated amplifier, allowing the use of a dedicated preamp or the volume control of your source. Currently Trafomatic is new to the US, but look for reviews in the coming year. It's fantastic kit, and we're proud to share it with you.
Class of operation: Push Pull class A Triode/ Ultralinerar mode
Tubes complement: 8 x EL84, 2 x ECC81
Inputs: CD, Tuner, Aux
Outputs: 4 , 8 ohms
Input sensitivity: 0.85Vrms
THD: 0.25% - 1W/1KHz
Bandwidth: 10Hz (-1dB) - 50KHz (-3dB)
S/N ratio: 88dB
Input impedance: 100K
Power consumption: 250VA
Input voltage: 230V/50Hz (100-120-220-240V available on request)
Size: 430 x 2900 x 1900mm