A great 2 x 40W EL34 Push-Pull with the latest DOGE technology the “PADC”, the patented DOGE Precision Autobias with Dual Class.
Great balance among Simplicity, Modernity, and Efficiency. Medium by his size but really high end by its performance.
Do you remember our Doge 5? We liked it a lot and so did our customers. But its external design was a little bit old style, so we discontinued it in 2017.
Since that time, many of you asked us if we could use the EL34 tube on our Prima Donna integrated, showing us there is still a demand for EL34 aficionados.
So we decided to redesign the DOGE 5 in a new chassis and including the second generation of our autobias, it includes a Dual-class management, with Dual-mode class A or class AB, which are really two amps in one, as the voltage and the anode current in class A and class AB are totally different and Doge is the only manufacturer in the world doing this.
Different voltage means different power. The class A has 30W and the class AB has 40W. We improved the power section a bit and gained 5W compared to the previous DOGE 5 in class AB. To make it simple, the class A has a higher anode current, but we need to reduce the voltage. This higher anode current makes the sound a bit “purer”. In class AB, the anode current is lower so the voltage is higher. The reset time to switch between two class is around 50 seconds as our microprocessor recalibrate voltage and bias as explained above.
Many of you might think “why not doing only class A if class A is better?” Well, it is not that simple. Cause, the class A on a push-pull will have less distortion but might sound slightly less warm. For some orchestral performance or live performance, depending on tastes and system, the class AB might sound better. Finally, depending on your style of music and personal taste you might like one better and this one might not be the same for everyone.
The last point is Max power. Some speakers might be low efficiency and you might need the 40W of the class AB. So it is a very comprehensive amp, for all styles of music and systems.
- Includes our exclusive PAB (Precision Auto Bias)
- Includes our DUAL CLASS mode, a unique new feature to switch from a 100% Class A mode to a 100% class AB mode
- Includes our APM (Auto Protection Mode)
- Includes our new DTI (Dead Tube Indicator)
- Include a SOFT-START.
To sum-up Doge 5 PADC, this is all about simplicity and clarity with up to date features and technology. It uses very high-quality components, in particular high-class output transformer made with Z10 core steel imported from Japan (with 6% silicon) we also used this Z10 core steel for the power transformer, which allows us to offer real 35W although its small size, even at the very low frequency of 20Hz. We could have mentioned its power as 55W as it gets it from 28Hz to 20KHz, but we wanted to stick to the official RMS standard in mentioning our power, which is a very conservative power.
For those who know the Jolida JD202 that our general manager Mr. Liu designed in 1995, and we know its sound color, we could simply say that the Doge 5 PADC goes around 30% further in terms of sound performance. In addition to higher range transformers, we also improved the PCB layout using a double layers PCB to make the signal path shorter.
All that you need from an amplifier is there in our Doge 5 PADC. Nothing more, nothing less. 4 RCA inputs, 4 & 8 ohms speakers output, and high-class Japanese ALPS potentiometer, can be controlled either from the front panel or using the luxury black aluminum remote controller.
The electrolytic capacitors are Japanese Nippon-Chemicon and we moved to the high-end coupling capacitor Claritycaps that we use in our famous Doge 8. If for any reason you are a fan of Wima, that we used in the previous generations, you can still get them as customization.
The Doge 5 PADC comes with our magic “PAB” (Precision Auto Bias) which is a fully microprocessor controlled Bias and just needs to press a button on the front panel or the remote controller to set the bias instead of using a voltmeter and a screwdriver.
Compared to our Doge 5 using the first generation of autobias, we have put all the tubes LEDs on the front panel in order to make the tube sockets area not to look like a Christmas tree, and instead, we put a nice anodized aluminum plate. In case you make the bias check or bias reset from your sofa with the remote controller, it is more convenient to see all LEDs at the same place.
It has a warm gorgeous sound, a very neutral, beautiful voice, without lacking any bass.
We offer a protection grid as an option, a very sophisticated removable unit which holds with strong magnets (enough strength for a kid’s hand) so the appearance is beautiful with no visible holes on the chassis and no screws on the grid.
> Estimated retail price in shops : $1,790 (excluding VAT)
> Factory-direct price: from $1,290 including delivery to your front door, Paypal or CC fees, and one year warranty served in your country.
> Optional smart protection cage : $70
From December 2017, we do the same prices worldwide except for Asia, Russia, Brazil, and South-Africa and small islands. Please mail us for these special zones.
Please note that for safety reasons according to international air freight regulations, remote controllers are not supplied with batteries. We use AA type batteries.
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