Audio Note Cobra
We have been championing all things Audio Note in the UK for quite a number of years now. It once seemed a well kept secret, however the secret is well and truly getting out there. We are happy to announce that the wonderful new Audio Note Cobra has arrived at Audio Counsel.
It is the latest integrated amplifier from Audio Note. The Cobra produces 28 watts per channel from a pair of EL34 valves operating in Class A push-pull. It is capable of driving a wide variety of ‘speakers thanks to its exceptional double C-core output transformers. The exceptional double C-core output transformers are custom designed and manufactured by Audio Note (UK).
The Cobra is equipped with three analogue stereo inputs, and an additional three digital inputs, via the onboard DAC. The digital coax inputs can accept signals up to 24-bit/176.4kHz (native bit-depth for the Philips TDA1543 D/A converter chip is 16bit, so anything above this is truncated down). The Optical SPDIF input can accept signals up to 24-bit/96kHz (see above). The USB input can accept up to 16-bit/48kHz.
It also comes with a remote volume control, mute and input selection.