Audio Note Conquest Mono Power Amplifiers

About Audio Note Amplifier

 

Audio Note manufacture a complete range of valve amplifiers. Though their name may be synonymous with the likes of the Onkagu, they start from very reasonable prices. An Integrated OTO starts from £1,900, an M-Zero Pre-amp from £1,050 and a Vindicator Power- Amp from £2,400.
Audio Note is one company that has never needed to cloud its philosophy in marketing double-talk. Their premise has always been rather simple — directly heated triodes in single-ended mode with no global feedback. They feel, and much of the audio industry agrees, that transistor based amplifiers are fundamentally flawed because they are a semi-conductor yet live music is a linear sonic event.
Simplicity is at the heart of every Audio Note amplifier. They pay homage to the idea that every component exerts an influence on the sound, so they must each be of the very best possible quality. It is a powerful concept achieved through visionary engineering, extensive research and development.
Refinement is the central theme to every Audio Note Amplifier. They do not believe in applying bigger, louder or more complex solutions to their products. Instead they seek to establish greater value through better sound. They look for solutions in technology, techniques, parts, materials and amplifying devices that can be shown to provide better low level behaviour, as they believe these are the most important aspects.

About Audio Note Conquest

 

The conquest is a pair of mono power amplifiers, that is 18 watts per channel.

They are Pure Class A Parallel Singled Ended valve amplifiers that use a pair of the highly regarded 300B triode valves per channel.
It is suitable for less efficient loudspeakers because of its higher output levels but still gives its best with high efficiency loudspeakers.
Used in combination with a suitable Audio Note pre-amplifier, results are breath taking.

There are three different versions of the Conquests available:

Audio Note Conquest standard  power amplifier
Audio Note Conquest Silver power amplifier
Audio Note Conquest Signature power amplifier

Audio Note Conquest Review

 

“This is rather a less technical review, more of an emotional one… it is how it makes me feel.
I have had the AN M3 pre for 4 years connected to a big MF A/370 power amp. I have now managed to replace the power amp with a pair of AN Conquests mono blocks. This is what happend –
I now have real music, real vocal, real flutes and violins, real guitars. I am listening to just that, the music, not a pile of electronic black boxes.
The synergy with the pre-power combo is superb. I replaced the M3 valves, hooked up the system, and from the first note just sat down in disbelief!”…

 

“I realise now I was not playing a lot of my CDs. Not because I had got bored of the music, but because the sound on this one or that one was steely, too bright,
to false. Now I can listen to any, and hear them for what they are, but with no fatigue or dashing for the volume control.

Sum up – 18 watts of pure heaven. Fantastically recommended!”

 

 

To read the full review of the Audio Note Conquests on Audioreview please click here