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The Wright Audio
Royale SE
  SERIES 2
Single-Ended Triode Stereo Integrated Amplifier
 



 

The Wright Audio Royale SE Series 2 Integrated Amplifier is an 'all-in-one', single-ended, triode-connected tube stereo amplifier.  It is characterized by a more vivid, clear and harmonically-rich sound with greater dimensionality than any solid-state, Class D or higher-powered 'push-pull' amplifier type.

It accepts three analog sources of any type except phono and utilizes only six tubes.  A separate phono preamplifier stage, such as the Wright Audio PH-2 Phono Stage is required for use with a phono cartridge.  The amplifier is compatible with all modern digital sources as long as an analog output is provided.

This model was created to be used in conjunction with a powered (sub)woofer system.  Using a separate powered (sub)woofer relieves the amplifier of most of the power-robbing bass duty enabling the system to play as loud as one could want in an average-sized listening room with speakers having a sensitivity of least 90 db / 1 watt / 1 meter.

The Royale SE Series 2 Integrated Amplifier provides greater clarity and more dynamics than other tube single-ended designs.  This is due to a careful selection of parts. a circuit topology and operating parameters all chosen for sound quality through extensive listening tests.  A custom-made, matched-channel Alps conductive plastic volume control, polypropylene and foil capacitors and output transformers created for wide bandwidth and high resolution have been employed.  The tubes are all biased into "Class A" service and the amplifier requires no maintenance or adjustment other than normal tube replacement.

Completely separate left and right channel power supply capacitors ensure added channel separation for lifelike stereo imaging.  There are no solid-state devices, integrated circuits, transistors or circuit boards anywhere in the amplifier.

The Royale SE Series 2 Integrated Amplifier includes several features for the discriminating listener and advanced audiophile:

1.)  3 line inputs
2.)  A preamplifier section output with its own front-panel volume control to conveniently and independently adjust the bass output level for the (sub)woofer according to taste and the program source quality.  This output may also be connected to an external active crossover for bi- or tri- amplification for ultimate control over sound quality and frequency balance.
3.)  A power amplifier section input for use with an electronic crossover or other signal processor.
4.)  A recording output which can also be used for a separate headphone amplifier.

Whatever the configuration, the Wright Audio Royale SE Series 2 Integrated Amplifier will suddenly involve you more intimately with the music you love.

 

FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS

  • *  Recommended for use with speakers having an efficiency rating of at least 90 db / 1 watt / 1 meter.  7 watts per channel power output.
  • *  Frequency Response: 25 to 40,000 cycles, within 1 db.
     
  • *  Tube complement: (2) ECC81 / 12AT7, (1) 6922, (1) GZ34 / 5AR4, (2) EL34 type or KT77 tubes connected in triode mode.  
  • *  Controls: Power, Selector (CD, Tuner, Spare), Left and Right Channel Level Presets (eliminates the 'half-set' Balance control), Volume, Bass (when used with external subwoofer amplifier-crossover system.)  'Direct-External' power amplifier section switch for selecting between the internal preamplifier and an external electronic crossover.
  • *  Accommodates all standard analog line-level sources or digital sources with an analog output.   For Phono use a separate phono preamplifier stage is required.
     
  • *  Recording output which can also be used for a headphone amplifier.

  • * Electronic Noise:  Inaudible.
     
  • *  Preamplifier output with separate volume control for a subwoofer amplifier / crossover provides bass volume control independently and conveniently -  at the amplifier.   Output may also be used for an external electronic crossover for bi-or tri-amplification purposes.   Preamplifier drives 20K ohm devices minimum.
  • *  Power amplifier section input for connection from an external active crossover or other audio processor.   
     
  • *  Vacuum tube, choke-filtered power supply provides the highest resolution, most pure sound, low noise and slow warm-up for longer parts life.
  • *  8 ohm speaker output. 

    *  High quality RCA jacks and heavy duty, 30 amp - rated, 5 - way speaker binding posts accept banana plugs.

     
  • *  Externally - mounted fuse.
  • *  Detachable IEC power cable.
  • *  RoHS compliant parts used where applicable.
  • *  All point - to - point wiring.  Non-obsolescent construction.  No circuit boards for ease of installation of upgrades.
  • *  Glossy, black-anodized aluminum heavy-duty chassis (one-eighth inch thick top panel) for lowest electrical and mechanical noise. 
  • *  Size: 16 1/4" W  x  13 3/4" D  x  9" H
  • *  Net weight: 26 lbs;  Shipping weight: 32 lbs
  • *  Available in 105, 120, 220, 240 volt 50 / 60 cycle versions.  
  • THREE YEAR WARRANTY ((Tubes: 3 months)

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     Designed and assembled in the U.S.A. with U.S. and global components.


 


"I just wanted to tell you how much I like the amp that I purchased from your company.  The sound is wonderful and fills the living room with music that is as close to a live performance than one could hope.  I recently played some classical music for the Choral Director of the San Francisco Symphony Chorus and he was absolutely astonished how realistic and rich a sound I was able to achieve...I am so grateful that I stumbled upon your company on the web and that I purchased this amp.  I couldn't have done better."  Michael (CA)
 



Instruction Manual


PRICE

$1499 with Reproduction Gold Lion KT77 Output Tubes
$1449 with JJ KT77 Output Tubes
Shipping:  $49 (Continental U.S.)

IN STOCK

Available only directly from Wright Audio.

Output Tube Options

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PLEASE ALLOW AN ADDITIONAL 2 DAYS FOR OPTIONAL VOLTAGE VERSIONS. 

 
Add $75 for 105, 220 / 240 volt versions.

Voltages

 

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