The Nightingale is a unique vacuum tube preamplifier designed around the most popular SET tubes; You have a choice of a design based on the 45/2A3 or 2.5V 300B tubes. Over the past several years, the Nightingale's design concept has been brought to life.
The heart of all separate-component systems is the preamplifier, so the Nightingale line stage is hand-wired point-to-point with high quality wire. It features a remote ALPS 50k ohm volume control.
* Remote volume
*Neutrik RCA and XLR connectors
* High current Toroidal transformers
*Separate power supplies for remote volume and relay input board.
* 4x RCA input; 3x in balanced unit with 1x balanced XLR
* 2x RCA outputs plus on XLR output
* ALL Inputs/Outputs transformer coupled in balanced design.
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Like all Raven Audio products, the Nightingale utilizes a hearty power supply. Starting with the high current transformer to the fully regulated DC filament supplies for each of the tube filaments, the Nightingale power supply is designed to perform. A new regulated DC filament supply has been designed allowing a constant 2.5V for for the 45, 2A3 and 2.5v 300B tubes. The main B+, filament supplies are all each powered by separate high current transformers. The B+ feeding the tubes utilizes a CLC topology with a choke loaded anode for each tube. What does this mean? Rather than feeding the plate from a capacitor or resistor, a choke is used in its place. The Nightingale has an extremely low noise floor resulting in a jet black background.
2x 2A3 or
2x 45 or
2x 2.5V 300B