Kratos’ name directly comes from its most important feature: power. In Greek mythology, indeed, Kratos was the god of strength, might and power. Kratos is based on Pathos’ hybrid circuit, with tubes pre-stage and Mosfet final stage; it has 200W for each channel. But that’s not all. Kratos’ pre-stage and final stage are clearly separated, with a prestigious pre-out and direct input to final stage; both pre-out and final stages are balanced XLR.
Its preamplification circuit is in pure class A; it uses Tung-Sol ECC803s tubes: sound is warm, deep, dynamic. Final Mosfet stage in class AB is strongly polarized in class A; its great power both at 8 and 4 Ohms makes Kratos able to drive any loudspeaker. Kratos is also headphone amplifier with a dedicated circuitry (2 W @ 32 Ω). Design is inspired by Logos, the great Pathos’ historic product. But this is a simple aesthetic affinity: similarities stops here. Kratos hides new technical solutions which make it the leading-edge-product between non-InPol amplifiers. Kratos’ basic features (5 RCA, 2 balanced XLR, digital display, remote-controlled functions) could be improved by a DAC (optional) and a RIAA phono input (optional).
|Type||Hybrid stereo amplifier, fully balanced. Preamplifier stage: tubes, class A, 2 x TungSol ECC803S
Final stage: Mosfet, bridge configuration, class AB
|Output Power||2 x 200WRMS @ 8 Ω, 2 x 350WRMS @ 4 Ω|
|Max input voltage||5V RMS|
|Pre out gain||6dB|
|Analogue inputs||2 balanced XRL line, 5 unbalanced RCA line, 1 balanced XRL direct to the power amp|
|Optional inputs||HiDac Mk2
Phono stage RIAA for MM/MC
|Outputs||1 Pre out stereo unbalanced RCA, 1 Pre out stereo Balanced XLR|
|Output power||3,3 W @ 16 Ω , 2 W @ 32 Ω|
|MAx output level||10V RMS|
|Amplifier||430mm (D) x 530mm (W) x 195mm (H)|
|Weight (net / packed)||40Kg|