History

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.

Products

Phonostages

EAR 834P

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

EAR 88PB

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

EAR 324

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

Pre-amps

EAR 834L

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

EAR 868

Our classic design valve pre-amplifier with five line inputs and a studio quality balanced input (XLR). Two line outputs and balanced outputs. Option of a built-in photostage with moving coil/moving magnet capability for direct vinyl playing.

EAR 912

Our highest performing valve-preamp running five PCC88s. Beautiful retro VU meters gives a professional look. A pair of dedicated phonostage and balanced inputs (XLR) enable high level quality connections to give deep luscious sounds.

Integrated Amps

EAR 834

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

EAR 869

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

EAR V12

Push-pull stereo integrated amplifier operating in enhanced triode mode. 50 Watts per channel into 4, 8, or 16 ohms. Twelve EL84 output tubes (six per channel). Self-biasing design with six line inputs and one tape output.

Power Amps

EAR 534

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

EAR 890

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

EAR 509

Studio grade, high performing valve monoblocks. Powerful yet compact with 100 watts per channel incased in a classic chrome chassis design. With three decades of production, its reliability is a testament to its lack of compromise.

Media Player

EAR Acute Classic

Designed for the digital audio enthusiasts with CD transport and multiple digital inputs processed by its high resolution 192/24bit DAC and valve output stage. It's beautiful chrome facia and intuitive interface makes it a timeless piece fitting to any HiFi setup.

EAR Dac 4

The best way to listen to digital music. Smooth silky sound with four ECC88 valves to match with dual mono digital converters. Caters for all your digital needs with USB, Tosklink, SPDIF and AES. Pair it with the EAR Acute 4 for SACD/CD playback.

EAR Acute 4

The perfect match for your phyisical digital media. Relive your CD collection and the higher resolution SACD utilising the DAC 4's high level digital to analogue conversion. Requires the EAR DAC 4 via Acute link connector.

Headphone Amps

EAR HP4

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

Other

EAR MC4

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