Telstar 211 is named after the famous communications satellite
"Telstar", as well as the 211 (VT4-C) tube being a famous communications
Amplification is achieved by a 6C45 single triode driving the
211/VT4-C. The 211 is coupled to the loudspeaker by a specially made interstage transformer.
The power supply is a valve design using two
5U4GB rectifiers which are in turn connected to a pi filter. Measured
hum on the output is so low that it is completely inaudible even on
loudspeakers of 110dB efficiency (Avantgarde Trio Omegas for example).
components are used throughout the Type 211 and these are hard wired
between stages. High quality silver and copper wiring is used through
the amplifier and is implemented using traditional hard wiring
The metalwork is based around a CNC folder stainless steel
chassis with separate transformer covers - all using a non magnetic
Connections to the loudspeakers are via high quality 4mm
binding posts. Input connections are via conventional phono/RCA sockets.
The finish is highly polished stainless steel with a textured black
finish for the transformer covers.
The Telstar is currently the most
powerful amplifier in the TRON range. It produces 12 watts of power and
is completely free of any feedback. Like all TRON amplifiers it has been
specifically designed to drive efficient horn loudspeakers and can be
used very successfully with conventional loudspeakers of 88dB efficiency
* The Tron
Telstar replaces the previous model Tron Jubilate.
from an Audio Exotics customer in Hongkong, replacing his Zanden 845
monoblocks, is more dynamic and much better control of
his speakers in the lower frequencies.