|Power Per Channel (8ohms)||5W|
|Warranty length||1 Year|
- Comprehensive manual supplied
- Full instructions for valve change included
- All hand wired point to point
- No printed circuit board to ‘colour’ sound
- Japanese Blue ALPS volume pot.
- Class A, all Triode driver circuit
- 2 x EL 84
- 2x ECC83 first stage valve
- 2x 5w RMS continuous per channel max
- Signal to noise level -90db
- Freq response > 20hz-20kHz +0 –0.2db
- Total harmonic distortion <0.2% 1khz
- Suitable for 4 to 10 Ω loudspeakers
- Suitable for 4-60 Ω headphones
- Japanese steel EI transformers/ low o2 copper
- Slim profile design
- HQ 2W metal film/wire-wound resistors
- Blue LED mains indicator
- Polypropylene audio capacitors
- Silver TEFLON audio cable
- Custom hand wound output transformers
- Ceramic valve holders for minimum leakage
- Gold plated Input & speaker terminals
- One line input
- 350mv input sensitivity.
- 230/240volts 36 watts.
The Icon Audio MP3 is broadly similar to the Icon Audio HP8 MkII but also features a 5W hi-fi amplifier for use with high efficiency speakers. 2 x 5w (RMS) doesn’t sound much it can give surprisingly good results in an office or bedroom environment where high sound levels are not required. Indeed, used with high efficiency speakers (e.g. Lowther/Fostex etc or Icon Audio MFV5) it will fill a room with full range sound.
Like other Icon Audio amplifiers, close attention has been paid to the finish of the MP3. It uses the same bullet proof build with a combination of anodised alloy plate, stainless and painted steel. To save space, the MP3 uses the same lengthways chassis as the HP8 MkII and PS3 phono stages, so it will fit nicely alongside your existing equipment, with the connections on the rear, and headphone socket at the front.
Icon Audio used silver Teflon audio cable, gold plated terminals and the famous “ALPS” volume pot for sonic purity. The first stage gain uses the excellent Mullard designed ECC83. this wonderful valve has exceptional detail and fluidity.
This amplifier is very versatile and may connected to your hi-fi in one of several ways:
1. Connect between the "pre out" or "record out" on your amplifier and source
2. If your amplifier does not have a suitable output, splitter leads may be used.
3. With “Pre and power” systems a connection may be made between the two units.
4. As a stand alone unit you can directly connect to any CD/MP3 phono pre-amp.