Anyone searching for an affordable hybrid tube amplifier that is capable of providing “audiophile level sound” may be interested in a new creation by Pi 2 Design which takes the form of the Ceres.
The Ceres hybrid tube amplifier has been designed to provide a high quality system which can support any device with RCA output, including smart phones, tablets, music players, PCs and more.
Watch the video below to learn more about the Raspberry Pi powered hybrid tube amplifier which is taking the Kickstarter this week and is available to back with early bird pledges starting from just $99 and shipping expected to take place during December 2017.
The creators of the Ceres hybrid tube amplifier explain more about its design and features:
Ceres is designed around a Classic Sound, Single Tube Architecture. The Dual-Triode tube amplifies the incoming signal which is then routed to the Class-A Solid State buffer to provide the proper power to drive a wide variety of headphones.
User selectable attenuation and output impedance insure the best sound possible with virtually any headphones. Ceres can also be used as a line amplifier/buffer between low drive power sources (such as smart phones, music players, LP record players, etc) and your existing stereo system.
An important feature of Ceres is the two levels of selectable attenuation. High attenuation is ideal when using Ceres as a line amp or buffer for a smartphone or other low drive power source. Low attenuation insures Ceres delivers the proper level of output voltage (up to 6V RMS) needed for high impedance headphones. Having both options insures Ceres will be fully optimized to your listening environment.
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