Ensemble B-50 "Tiger" integrated amplifier Specifications
Decription: Hybrid integrated amplifier without phono input. Tube complement: two matched ECC 81s in preamplification stage. Inputs: CD, tape, tuner, video, aux/phono. Power output: 50Wpc (17dBW) into 8 ohms. Frequency range: 5Hz–39kHz. Rise time: 7.5µs at 10kHz. S/N ratio: 92dB. IMD: 0.03% ref 1W. THD: 0.05% ref 1W/1kHz/8 ohms. Output impedance: 0.17 ohms. Input sensitivity/impedance: 300mV/22k ohms (line), 300mV/47k ohms (tape).Dimensions: 14 11/16" (375mm) W by 4 1/8" (110mm) H by 7½" (220mm) D. Weight: 16.5 lbs (7.5kg).
Serial number of unit reviewed: T209.
Price: $1980 (1991); no longer available (2008).
Optional Phono Module PA-2: External phono stage which accepts either MC or MM cartridges (internally switched). MC sensitivity: 0.16mV (100 ohms) with 0.1% THD/1kHz. MM sensitivity: 1.6mV (47k ohms) with 0.01% THD/1kHz. Output: 300mV. S/N ratio: >60dB.
Price: $390 (1991); no longer available (2008).
Optional Phono Module PA-2 "De Luxe": Similar to above but with provision for adjusting load on MC cartridges by inserting resistors into gold pin sockets. Resistors supplied: 47, 56, 100, 150, and 1k ohms, along with tool for insertion and removal.
Price: $490 (1991); no longer available (2008).
All three: Approximate number of dealers: not disclosed.
Manufacturer: Solen, France. International distributor: Ensemble, Bahnhofstrasse 34, PO Box 215, CH-4147 Aesch, Switzerland. Tel: (41) 61-461-9191. Fax: (41) 61-61-461-9325. Web: www.ensembleaudio.com.