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Cayin MT-35 MK2 PLUS, Cayin MT-50 PLUS and Cayin MA-80 Selection PLUS – Now with high-quality GE NOS tubes

Cayin MT-35 MK2 PLUS, Cayin MT-50 PLUS and Cayin MA-80 Selection PLUS, these amplifier models are now offered by Cayin Audio Distribution GmbH in a special version, equipped with high-quality General Electric NOS tubes.

Cayin MT-35 MK2 PLUS, Cayin MT-50 PLUS and Cayin MA-80 Selection PLUS, these three tube amplifiers are said to shine due to a revised input driver stage with particularly high-quality tubes, namely GE NOS tubes.

According to Cayin Audio Distribution GmbH, this means that three particularly popular tube integrated amplifiers from Cayin Audio have been upgraded once again.

Stereo integrated amplifiers with a particularly good price-performance ratio

The fact that these three models were chosen for this upgrade is of course no coincidence. Even in the regular version, these tube integrated amplifiers are said to be solutions with a particularly attractive price-performance ratio, and are thus quite rightly considered to be the most successful products in Cayin Audio Distribution GmbH’s broad range.

Rich tube sound

As already mentioned, the new PLUS versions of these tube amplifiers use high-quality General Electric NOS tubes from the USA. This is to achieve an even more sovereign, richer performance, according to the manufacturer’s promise.

Cayin MA-80 Selection PLUS with GE NOS tubes

The Cayin MA-80 Selection PLUS is a solution that is manufactured especially for the German-speaking market and for which a particularly strict selection of components is carried out. This is where the name “Selection” comes from.

The manufacturer states that this solution is nevertheless offered at a very attractive price, a price that one could usually expect at most for sober transistor technology, as the company itself puts it. Nothing has been spared, especially when it comes to the new Cayin MA-80 Selection PLUS version with General Electric NOS tubes.

Here, three General Electric NOS 5BK7A tubes are used in the pre- and four EL34 in the power stage.

The 16.5-kilo tube integrated amplifier with its front-mounted moving-coil instrument allows monitoring and, if necessary, fine bias adjustment of the individual tubes by means of externally accessible trim potentiometers.

Cayin MT-50 PLUS with General Electric NOS tubes

Cayin’s tube integrated amplifiers combine the whole era of electronic development under one chassis. This includes heavy transformers, tubes, hand wiring, current audio algorithms, modern circuitry including Bluetooth and a convenient quiescent current setting. Now with that certain “plus”, as the manufacturer describes it, namely said General Electric NOS tubes “Made in USA”.

Specifically, this means: Its push-pull ultralinear circuit uses four KT88 beam-power tetrodes that deliver stable power. A double triode 5BK7A tube serves as input voltage amplifier. Two 5BK7A NOS driver tubes from General Electric are used to drive the end tubes, which can be switched between triode or ultralinear operation. The user can thus choose between particularly balanced sound and double power output. The rectification of the voltage supply of the three input driver tubes is done by an NOS US RCA 22DE4 rectifier tube.

Cayin MT-35 MK2 PLUS with General Electric NOS tubes

This amplifier is a particularly exclusive version for tube lovers, especially in the version now offered with General Electric NOS tubes.

Here, too, “tradition” is combined with “modernity”, because in addition to a hand-crafted circuit design in point-to-point wiring, an input driver stage with three 5BK7A NOS tubes, a power stage with four EL34 output tubes in A/B mode, a simple bias adjustment via a front measuring instrument, switchable triode/ultralinear mode and a high-quality Alps potentiometer, this solution also features Bluetooth.

Available for a limited time only

According to the manufacturer, the three new variants of the stereo integrated amplifiers will only be available for a limited time. If you are enthusiastic about these solutions, you shouldn’t take too long to think about it, but buy it as soon as possible,

The price for the Cayin MA-80 Selection PLUS with GE NOS tubes is listed at € 1.896,-, for the Cayin MT-50 PLUS with General Electric NOS tubes you have to estimate € 2.149,-. If you decide to buy the Cayin MT-35 MK2 PLUS with General Electric NOS tubes, you will have to pay € 1,698.

It should be noted that Cayin Audio Distribution GmbH does not charge a surcharge despite the fine tube equipment. The prices for the special versions with General Electric NOS tubes correspond to the standard versions of the three stereo integrated amplifiers

Getting to the point

An even finer tube configuration for three stereo integrated amplifiers at the same price as for the standard version – that is a thoroughly attractive offer that Cayin Audio Distribution GmbH is now making with the three solutions Cayin MT-35 MK2 PLUS, Cayin MT-50 PLUS and Cayin MA-80 Selection PLUS.

Manufacturer:Zhuhai Spark Electronic Equipment Co. Ltd.
Distribution:Cayin Audio Distribution GmbH
Price:Cayin MA-80 Selection PLUS with GE NOS tubes € 1.896,-
Cayin MT-50 PLUS with General Electric NOS tubes € 2.149,-
Cayin MT-35 MK2 PLUS with General Electric NOS tubes € 1.698,-

About Michael Holzinger

Michael Holzinger, founder and editor-in-chief of HiFi BLOG and sempre-audio.com, has been working for years as a journalist in the fields of IT, photography, telecommunications and consumer electronics.

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