Founding EAR – Esoteric Audio Research Ltd was established in England in 1976 with the EAR 509, a 100 watt valve monoblock power amplifier. The product was a balance of performance, reliability, size and cost which is why it is still in production today. The power amplifier left a solid foundation to design future EAR products. Since that time, there has been a full range of product built under this original philosophy. Ranging from studio recording equipment that captures the sound, through to recreating that sound in your living room.
Heritage – Built on the founder’s values, EAR products have a history of winning a long list of awards in a range of different product categories. These accolades are through the high-level care towards design and building of products. Values that have never changed. Leaving lasting products that customers have enjoyed over the years. Designed for those who want the very best in sound, these luxurious products have gained a great reputation on merit and are back up with great servicing and repair. The iconic vision that Tim has succeeded in creating has a strong presence, reaching all corners of the globe.
Ultra-compact high performing valve phonostage. Its simple and versatile design allows for easy setup with stunning performance. Moving Magnet capable as standard with Moving coil step-up optional. Available in black or chrome facia.Three ECC83 Valves (13D16) · Moving Magnet Standard · Moving Coil Optional · Volume/Gain control option · Standard Black or Deluxe Chrome Facia
Full featured dedicated phonostage with two inputs catering for the vinyl enthusiast with multiple turntables or arms. With both Moving coil and moving magnet capability as standard, its designed to handle a wide range of cartridges.Four PCC88 Valves · Moving Magnet/Moving Coil · Volume/Gain control · Chrome Facia with gold or chrome knobs
One of the few transistor based design's of Tim de Paravicini, the EAR 324 is a high grade phonostage worthy to be in the EAR lineup. Both Moving coil and moving magnet capability designed to handle a wide range of cartridges.Dual Phonostage input · Moving Magnet/Moving Coil · Dedicated gain control · Anodised silver facia with matching knobs
Incredibly compact valve pre-amplifier for analogue line level. Using three ECC88s to create smooth sound. Luxurious design with chrome facia and gold or chrome knobs. Connect up to five analogue line inputs with a tape output.Three ECC83 Valves · Five Analogue inputs (RCA) · One Analogue Output (RCA) · One Tape Out (RCA) · Volume control · Chrome Facia with gold or chrome knobs
Handling a variety of analogue sources, the EAR 868 is designed to be the most capable of analogue pre-amps. With 5 analogue inputs, connect your Hi-Fi to the latest devices, like the EAR Dac 4. Aided further by its studio heritage to bring you a pair of balanced inputs in the form of XLRs, you can connect to a whole host of devices you never thought imaginable.
The EAR 912 is a culmination of Tim de Paravicini’s work with professional studios. Specifically designed for playback in studios, inheriting the product a rich feature set in addition to its high grade sound. Despite these advanced capabilities, it still has style and grace to make it feel at home anywhere. Subtle professional influences such as the UV meters and solid aluminium handles reinforce that this is not just another preamp.
Push-pull stereo integrated amplifier. 50 Watts per channel into 4, 8, or 16 Ohms. Uses 6L6, EL34, or KT66 output tubes. Self-biasing. Six line inputs and one tape output.50 Watts/Channel · Eight EL34s · Two ECC85 Valves · Two ECC83 Valves · Five Analogue inputs (RCA) · Chrome Facia with gold or chrome knobs
Enhanced triode mode integrated amplifier. Building on the success of the EAR 859 with increase power output and better control of operating conditions irrespective of valve parameters and age.15 Watts/Channel · Two EL309 Valves · Two PCC88 Valves · Two ECC85 Valves · Five Analogue inputs (RCA) · Chrome Facia with gold or chrome knobs
The V12 utilises EAR Yoshino’s rich tradition of workmanship, blending high calibre engineering with craft. Beautiful hand selected and polished wooden end caps on the ‘half moon’ valve covers add a simple but distinctive touch to the design making each EAR V12 unique. Chrome transformer covers suggesting a sleek aerodynamic power block, with sufficient power in reserve for the most demanding audio terrain. Breathtaking from every angle, the EAR V12 is built with a level of quality associated with solid construction that gives the impression that you are using something truly special.
A Push-pull power amplifier with 50 watts per channel stereo utilising eight EL34 (four per channel) into 4, 8 and 16 ohms. Self-biasing operations with balanced or unbalanced inputs. Chrome facia.50 Watts/Channel · Eight EL34s · Two ECC85 Valves · Two ECC83 Valves · Chrome Facia
Push-pull power amplifier using eight KT90 output valves (four per channel). 70 Watts per channel stereo (bridgeable to 140 watts mono) into 4, 8, or 16 ohms. Self-biasing design with Balanced or unbalanced input.70 Watts/Channel ·Eight KT90 Valves · Two ECC85 Valves · Two ECC83 Valves · Chrome Facia
The EAR 509 mono was born to serve professional studios. The nature of high fidelity in studios makes it perfectly suited for audio playback in the home. The 100 Watt mono is a Tim de Paravicini design classic that has been in continual production for over 30 years. Its timeless rectilinear form is hand finished in polished chrome giving a clean and elegant look. Despite its high power, it has been refined to be densely packaged without sacrificing any performance enabling the compact design.
EAR Acute Classic
With sleek modern styling and more than a nod to classic quality, the EAR Acute Classic is built to last. Its details are lavished by a hand-polished mirror chrome finish, forming the basis of a timeless design. Its aesthetic is married to leading digital and analogue technology, creating a visual and audible feast for the senses. The display and power light both emit a luxurious warm hue, providing subtle cues to the glowing valves within. The large volume knob is also a statement of the product’s analogue nature, emphasising the simplicity of interaction. This is honoured by the Acute’s interface, which makes it even more intuitive to experience your digital media.
EAR Dac 4
The EAR Dac 4 is an amalgamation of technology and classic craftsmanship. The design is built with a precision machined chrome plated facia, equipped with a matching volume control and punctuated by discrete LED indicators. Machined chromed buttons further compliment the design and inform of its solid construction. The Dac 4 will be a focal point of your digital media and can be accessorised with the EAR Acute 4 for all of your audio disc needs.
EAR Acute 4
The EAR Acute 4 was designed with a beautiful chrome facia made with a high level of precision. Eight polished chromed buttons are directly placed above the solid aluminium disc tray, enabling easy interface access. Fitting to the design, a calm and soft vacuum fluorescent graphic display indicates player information and includes CD text. Accompanying the unit is a weighty infrared remote control. Built with soft touch rubber for durability and tactility, topped with a luxurious aluminium enclosure allowing for operation of both the Acute and Dac 4.
Designed for the highest fidelity in headphones. Using four 6SL7 valves for the clearest of sound. Developed for studio use with the ability to drive any headphones with one watt of power utilising an enhanced triode mode circuitry.Four 6SL7 Valves · 4 Headphone Outputs - 2 High & 2 Low Impedance · One line input · One balanced input · One line and balanced outpout · Chrome or Gold Knob option
Our high end MC4 Transformers for stepping up Moving coil cartridges for phonostages with insufficient gain, or to upgrade an existing phonostage. Completely passive design requires no additional power supply.Input 40, 12, 6 & 3 ohm · One line output for use with phonostage · Chrome Facia & Transformer covers