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ABOUT US

Etalon Sound’s mission is
«To Transfer the High End Audio’s Old and Proven Values to a New Platform». 

By “New Platform”, we mean our determination to stay open minded about both all the true accomplishments of the high performance audio’s past, and, on top of it, our determination to stay open minded about all the changes, which recently took place in technologies, demography, economics, life style, distribution of music, etc.

Our company is a “metier”-type business, which manufactures a unique state of artline of home electronics and speakers.

We apply our quarter of century’s worth of “hardcore” audiophile legacy and many years of serious music recording experience to design and execution of our products, which we want to position within the most up-to-date contexts of elevated demand.

PERFECTION:

DREAMDAC

DESIGN FEATURES

  PLD-based USB module with a new algorithm for I2S signal shaping

  High-precision clock generator (femto clock) and data buffer

  Fully balanced circuitry, from R2R-arrays up to the output stages

  Twelve R2R-arrays, six in each channel

  Ability to work without a preamp; Synchronous volume control
    of a new type

  A new algorithm for low amplitude signals processing

  Galvanic decoupling between analogue and digital circuits
    of the converter

  Connections and winding elements (transformers, coils etc.)
    are made with True Symmetry wire

  Power supply with Double Ring wire capacitors

  High-class component sincl. Neutrik sockets and custom-made
     high-precision wire resistors

  Cabinet with high dumping properties; It’s milled out
     of a single aluminum block

  Remote control and touch screen controls

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

         
Digital inputs:
  Coax: 1xRCA (S/PDIF) 1xXLR (AES/EBU): 24bit 44.1-192k PCM
  True USB Converter (TUC USB):16bit 44.1-192k PCM
  USB: 24bit 44.1-384k PCM
  2x Optical (Toslink): 24bit 44.1-192k PCM
 
        
Analog outputs:
  XLR and RCA unbalanced analog stereo outputs
  XLR balanced direct Super R2R matrix analog stereo output
 
        
Headphone output:
  4 pin XLR balanced
  6.3mm / 1/4″stereo jack unbalanced
  Outputs characteristics: THD+N: 0.003% or 90 dB
  XLR balanced max. voltage: 6.4Vpp(SE); 12.8Vpp(XLR)
 
        
        Miscellaneous:
  3 control switches
  IR remote control
  Dimensions: 440 x 315 x 91 mm
  Weight (net): 11 Kg

HERE WE COMMENT IN BRIEF

A normal (unbalanced) signal is transmitted by two conductors. One is a signal conductor, the other is a ground one. This signaling method is diferent by complementation simplicity, but it cannot withstand interferences.

Etalon Sound creates everything you need to realize your dream of a perfect sound: DreamDac, TrueAmp, Acoustic systems. 

The quality of our equipment is guaranteed by the only possible objective method of sound evaluation. It involves a World famous conductor, who creates Music and who is an impartial Sound connoisseur. 

We believe, that only the One, who listens to Live music daily with all its fullness and sonic variety, is able to make an objective assessment of the sound quality of any audio system. 

 

The orchestra conductor hears each instrument, each shade and nuance during a concert, and it is the One, who is the most objective in assessing the sound reproduction. To get an unprecedented assessment, which can really be trusted, we invited not just an experienced and famous, but one of the most celebrated conductors of our time.

TRUE

AMP

DESIGN FEATURES

  Fully balanced circuitry from input to output

  Circuit without a common feedback

  Field MOSFET-transistors

  Interconnection and winding elements are True Symmetry wires

  Power supply with wire condensers Double Ring

  High-quality electronic components, including connectors WBT and Neutrik

  Housing with high damping properties

  Manual assembly, testing and tuning

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

 

  MonoBlocTrue Mono 200: 200 W output power

  MonoBlocTrue Mono 400: 400 W output power

SET

You can buy separately any of Etalon Sound audio component you are interested in but it is better to order a full set of compatible bespoke devices adjusted to your conditions to provide true soundstage and imaging

And while a reproduced sound will never be the sonic equivalent of a live presentation, coming somewhere close is a profoundly more enjoyable way of listening to music.’ – Paul Wilson

DESIGN FEATURES

  3-way speaker closed type

  3 separate housing with different acoustic design

  4 dynamic speakers

  A special crossover design

  Internal wiring is made by symmetrized litz wire True Symmetry

  In separation filters are used the Double Ring capacitors

  Veneer finish (precious tree species)

  Manual assembly, testing and tuning

DESIGN FEATURES

  3-way speaker closed type

  4 dynamic speakers

  Separation filters of the first order

  Internal wiring in litz

  Connectable with SUPERTWEETER unit

  Veneer finish (precious tree species)

  Manual assembly, testing and tuning

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  Recommended amplifier power: 400-1000 W

  Two low frequencies speakers 12’’, one mid frequency 8’’ and one high
     frequency 4’’

  Sensitivity: 93 dB

  Nominal impedance: 4 ohms

  Dimensions (HxWxD): 2056 x 400 x 500 mm

  Weight of one AS: 118 kg

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

  Recommended amplifier power: 100-400 W

  Three bass / midrange 8’’ and one high frequency 4’’ drivers

  Sensitivity: 93 dB

  Nominal impedance: 6 ohms

  Dimensions (HxWxD): 1450 x 270 x 430 mm

  Dimensions (HxWxD): 1450 x 270 x 430 mm

  Weight of one AS: 75 kg

OUR RAISON D'ETRE

From its inception, High End Audio was never just a pure technology; it has always been an art form.

As a matter of fact – as part of that industry – we, at Etalon Sound, are fully aware that High End Audio’ s arsenal is fully capable of replacing the (enormously expensive) venues as an art form creation link, where the arsenal is an art form in itself, the way the exceptional venues are.

Which new, or, different, consumer needs can High End Audio products satisfy, that ordinary – and sometimes much less expensive – equipment cannot?

Actually, the whole raison d’etre of the High End Audio from its very inception was mainly educational: it is supposed to be the most effective tool for mastering a new (for the vast majority) “musical language”.

Therefore, the latter is both its main exclusive feature, and its main functionality trait.

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Telephone

+44 (0) 208 133 3892 (UK, London)
+7 (916) 302 08 87 (Russia, Moscow)

Adress

UK, London, Kensington and Chelsea
Russia, Moscow, Electrozavodskaya str., 21

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