Unlike conventional amplifiers, the SAGA system separates the voltage and current gain stages. This offers multiple benefits, allowing the use of tubes and batteries to maintain low noise performance and dynamic range, while isolating this critical function from noisy AC circuitry. The revolutionary Apollo Light Drive provides a clean, high-current DC supply in the P1, delivering dynamic shadings and swings that are almost literally lightning fast, helped by the same superb component and mono-crystal silver internal wiring found in the C1. Although the V1 and P1 can only be used as a pair, one additional benefit is that a single V1 can be used to drive a pair of P1 stereo amplifiers, allowing for high-powered, bi-amplified system solutions.
The C1 is a high-quality, ultra low-noise line-stage/control unit. It is unique in combining batteries with vacuum tubes, with even the filament and HT supplies derived from the on-board battery power supply, with only a small trickle charger connecting the C1 to the AC supply. Its minimalist circuit and carefully engineered chassis are designed to maintain signal quality and dynamic range, adding mechanical isolation and minimum interference to the task of providing the perfect noise-free feed for the SAGA V1 and P1 amplification. Premium components are used throughout, while the point to point wiring is (naturally) the best available, Siltech’s proprietary mono-crystal silver.
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