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Are you on the fence about whether or not a Raven Audio tube amp can truly make a difference in your sound? We understand your concern. The best way to know is to try one of our stereo tube amps in your system and hear for yourself. We’re so confident that you’ll love the sound, we’ll give you 45 days to try it. If you decide you’re not in love, just send it back for a full refund, minus shipping.
“One of the finest tube integrated amps I’ve ever heard, regardless of the price!”
~Steve Huff – stevehuffphoto.com
“This integrated amp from Raven, the Nighthawk MKIII, is one of the finest tube integrated amps I have heard, regardless of price. It’s all about the sound right? If so, and you want a human kind of experience with your audio…and by that I mean you want rich, full, 3D, detailed, huge sound that sounds real, organic, human and delicate all at the same time..you must hear a Raven amp.
It’s not just me. Search around the internet for Raven audio opinions and reviews. User opinions and reviewers alike are praising this brand up and down. I tell it like it is, and IMO this company surpasses the likes of Cary Audio, Ayon Audio, and many others when it comes to what you get for the money. “
The Nighthawk Personality
The 20wpc Nighthawk Integrated Stereo Tube Amplifier is Raven Audio’s entry-level amplifier, your taste of tubes on a budget. It handles digital and analog with a no compromising wideband, smooth, detailed and accurate sound. Unlike many stereo tube amplifiers, there is no roll-off in the high frequencies or “fog” which negatively affects high-end detail. You will hear everything that is in the recording but, with pure tube glory. Twenty watts per channel may not sound like a lot of power to some but, in terms of driving speakers, it is equivalent to a high quality one hundred-watt per channel solid-state amplifier.
Engineering expertise from our fifty thousand dollar Shaman Mono amplifier has been employed in the Avian Series in several places. This means bass will be articulate and fast! Raven Avian Series Integrated amplifiers are self-biasing; you never have to adjust tubes for a perfect match.
*Volume Remote Control Included
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Did we mention Raven is American-made? This is directly related to our core culture at Raven Audio. Our quality of construction and sound quality standards means that we must manufacture in America. We hold our partners to the highest level of quality requirements which means we have to be physically near every part of the manufacturing process.
This addition to the Avian series provides an extraordinary advantage when using a subwoofer. It frees the power amp from 65% of the load it normally has to bear. This is like tripling the power of the amplifier in terms of its ability to drive speakers. It also frees smaller speakers from reproducing low bass frequencies that they really don’t reproduce very well which lowers overall distortion. This is all achieved with a gentle 6db per octave slope making it easy to achieve a seamless transition with a good quality subwoofer.
Proprietary output/power transformers
Because power and audio transformers are essential to the Avian series design, custom transformers for both electrical power and audio had to be designed. Again, these are built in the U.S.A and are designed to last a lifetime.
All of our MK3.1 series Avian integrated amplifiers have upgraded non-pc board studio-grade RCA connectors made by Neutrik for Raven Audio. The copper and other metal alloy combination are the same as Neurtik’s high-end XLR connectors that are in all of the best recording studios in the world. Each connector is individually hand soldered.
Our speaker binding posts are constructed in the same way. They accept banana, spade, and bare wire as large as 8 gauge.
Features and Specifications
|Frequency response||20Hz ~ 20kHz|
|Speaker terminals||4 and 8 ohm|
|Inputs||5 Stereo RCA inputs|
|Sub output / variable out||1 Stereo RCA|
|Recommended speaker sensitivity||85dB and greater|
|Dimensions||W 15.5" x D 14" x H 6.5"|
|2 x 12AT7 - Preamplifier stage|
|2 x 12AT7 - Power amplifier first stage|
|2 x 12AU7 - Phase inverter/driver|
|4 x 6L6GC - Power tubes|
|Self-biasing (never needs adjustment)|
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