211PP Dragon MK. II
211PP Dragon MK. II Mono Amplifiers – This is the finest high power amplifier I’ve ever heard. In short, my associates and I hear a combination of sonic strengths we’ve never heard before. – Arthur Salvatore- High End Audio
We are now excited to introduce the MK. II version of the highly acclaimed Dragon amplifiers. The improvements include:
1. Dual power transformers in place of the previously used single unit. The new transformers individually possess the capability of powering the amplifier. In tandem, they are coasting only using less than 25 % of their rated capabilities. The result is a far cooler operating amplifier, thereby improving reliability and long term
stability. Additionally, the Dragon is now virtually noiseless. It is incredibly quiet which is a remarkable feat for an amplifier this powerful operating at such high voltages. Sonically there is an improvement from top to bottom. The bass is tighter, deeper and punchier. The mids and highs are more transparent and the soundstage more expansive. Due to the reduction in noise, overall revelation of low level detail is enhanced.
2. Chassis Rigidity – To accommodate the dual transformers of the MK. II Dragons, the chassis has been enlarged by 20%. The amplifiers are now 2″ wider and 2″ deeper and 1″ higher. They now weigh 85 lbs, which is 20 lbs heavier than the previous model. The chassis is now more rigid which results in the virtual elimination of chassis induced resonances. The MK. II now utilizes 6 ceramic isolating feet to stabilize the unit.
3. The standard supplied 211 tubes will now be the exceptional Shuguang Pevane. They represent a marked sonic improvement over the previously supplied standard Shuguang. The Pevane is also more durable and reliable and runs 15% cooler.
4. AC ground lift is now included. This switch conveniently eliminates hum created by AC ground loops.
The MK. II Dragon is now the finest sounding, high power amplifier in existence. Its purity is within a hair’s breath of the finest SET 300B amplifiers (the Frankensteins) yet its power delivery is awe inspiring. It also runs cooler and is exceptionally quiet.
The purity, transparency and continuousness of a DHT SET but with the power, explosive dynamics, weight and impact of a huge push pull pentode amplifier – sounds mutually exclusive, not any longer. The 211PP Dragon mono amplifiers are such a creation. These amplifiers are absolute state of the art in terms of components selected, circuit design and execution and construction quality. This is unique among high power, push pull DHT triode amplifiers. There has never been a high power, DHT amplifier built to this standard with sonic performance at this level. The Dragons are capable of driving even the most difficult speaker loads.
The finest 6N copper interstage, output and dual power transformers
Tube compliment- 6EM7 super tube for input- So much current capability it has its own power supply
300B Driver Tube for utmost purity ( no pentode tubes used in this DHT design)
Dual 211 Shuguang Pevane output tubes in a push pull configuration which dramatically lowers distortion and provides huge power reserves. (over 120 watts of peak power- 80 watts continuous- sounds more like 150 watts)
Teflon caps use in cathode bias circuit
Power supply caps are all 1500V polypropylenes
Highest quality discrete resistor potentiometer permit the direct connection of a CD player thereby obviating the need for an expensive line stage
Binding posts are Coincident 6N copper, .25″ solid post
All resisters, red metal film, 1% and none less than 2 watts
All meticulously hard wired
211pp Dragon MK. II Mono Amp
Output Power: 75w (Triode) / Push-Pull Class A
Output Impedance: 8ohm,16ohm
Frequency Response: 20hz-20khz ±1db
T.H.D.: <1%, 20hz-20khz (Ref. Output)
Input Sensitivity: 1v
Input Impedance: 100kohm (Rca)
Tubes: (6EM7×1, 300B×1, 211×2) / Channel
Power Requirement: Ac 115v Or 230v±5% 50/60hz (Selectable)
Dimension: 11.5 W x 20.5 D x 10 H
Gross Weight: 41 Kgs
Net Weight: 38.5 Kgs