THRAX Enyo 50w dual-mono class-A Integrated amp w optional DAC/phono/streamer

TX 05 AI ENYO
NZ$ 18,995.00 ea (incl. GST)
Thrax Audio

Unconventional State of the Art Audio components delivering Never Heard Before reproduced Music Performance

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THRAX ARES AND ENYO NEXT GENERATION AUDIOPHILE PRODUCTS
At Thrax we draw upon legacy and add innovation in our design philosophy. This has been established with our now “classic” products. This heritage is built upon in our two latest designs. The Ares and Enyo playfully named after The God and Goddess of War.

Much of the performance of a system is dependent on the interaction of components more so that the performance of individual components alone. Audiophiles often start swapping cables, purchasing upgrades and ancillaries in order to realise the full potential of their components in a system. The cost of these upgrades and add-ons is not only excessive, but once a “new solution” is found, leads to a mountain or accessories, racks and cables spread through the listening room or even worse hidden away in cupboards never to be thought of again. Thrax now offers a simpler, elegant solution for audiophiles; a single component.

A component that will fit into your living room, shared by your family. A component that does not require external boxes or power supplies to connecting your laptop, phone, TV, games console, or turntable. A component that carries the pedigree of the pinnacle audiophile components and 30 years of experience making them, working in harmony to deliver unparalleled sonic performance.

A single chassis audiophile system witht the sound you want and the features you need. ENYO is not just a tube integrated amplifier with digital inputs. It is a complete solution for your home audio needs, just add speakers.

ENYO features two pure tube power amplifiers developed from the ground up using our long experience designing tube circuits.

With Analog replay growing in popularity the addition our new RIAA module to the input board converts the first RCA input to a Moving Magnet and Moving Coil phono stage. This module once in place adds gain and loading settings to the configuration menu. The RIAA board has it’s own dedicated analog power supply making it absolutely independent. Pretty much like a stand alone phono preamplifier but sharing the same case and user interface.

Our Digital input board accommodating all modern digital interfaces. AES, SPDIF, Toslink, USB, Ethernet and Bluethoot inputs. This input module apart from switching the inputs has the ability to apply different filters and upsampling to supply the DACs always with the optimal data rate and format making it the truly universal digital input module.

All data is re-clocked to the high precision internal clock generator. The DAC module is a simplified version of our multi-bit R2R module developed for the Maximinus DAC offering similar tonal rendition and lifelike dynamics. It is realized as a separate card allowing upgrades when new technologies become available.

The integrated network player board supports DLNA, Roon, TIDAL (including MQA) and DSD and is upgradable on it’s own. There are separate power supplies to power the digital and analog circuits independent from each other and the power amplifiers. So you get a multi-bit DAC, an Up-sampler, a Network player, a Phono preamplifier and tube power amplifier in a single box.

Each designed to work with the other in the most optimal way. Getting rid of cables multiple remotes and boxes scattered across the room. 

The modularity of the system let’s you grow as you need and to keep it current for long time to come.

The Thrax Enyo is mounted on a single chassis and would be defined as a complete audiophile system with the sound you want and the features you need. The set has two stages of power to valves fully balanced. The amplification is based on military valves for long-life transmission and with wide availability. They use an ultra-linear push-pull arrangement with cathode feedback for the output stage, driven by a fully differentiated input and controller. The absence of global feedback and choke-filtered power supplies contribute to exemplary transparency and speed. The amplification modules are powered by a selector based on a fully balanced 4-input relay and a volume control board.

The new optional RIAA module that adapts to the magnet and movable coil capsules can be added to the input selector plate. This module is based on an exotic transconductance amplifier that has unusual properties in this price range. The gain and load can be selected in the configuration menu.

For the digital era there is an optional input board that controls all modern digital interfaces. AES, S / PDIF, Toslink, USB, Network and Bluetooth. This input module apart from switching the inputs has the ability to apply different filters and perform oversampling to always provide the DACs with the optimal data rate and the format in which they convert it into the digital input module, making it truly universal. All data is resynchronized thanks to the high precision internal clock generator. 

OPTIONAL PHONO & DAC & STREAMER:
With Analog replay growing in popularity the addition our optional new RIAA module to the input board converts the first RCA input to a Moving Magnet and Moving Coil phono stage. This module once in place adds gain and loading settings to the configuration menu. The RIAA board has it’s own dedicated analog power supply making it absolutely independent. Pretty much like a stand alone phono preamplifier but sharing the same case and user interface.

The optional DAC module is a simplified version of our multi-bit R2R module developed for the Maximinus DAC offering similar tonal rendition and lifelike dynamics. It is realised as a separate card allowing upgrades when new technologies become available. 

The DAC’s input board performs digital processing functions such as upsampling, dithering, format conversion and offers four user-selectable filters. It accommodates all current and near future signal types and formats- AES, SPDIF, Toslink, USB, Network and Bluetooth 4.2.

The DAC’s core - has been built around four ladder (r2r) DAC chips and a high-precision clock giving it the unmistakable tone and resolution.

This input module apart from switching the inputs has the ability to apply different filters and upsampling to supply the DACs always with the optimal data rate and format making it the truly universal digital input module. All data is re-clocked to the high precision internal clock generator.

The optional Streamer / Network player board is for streaming - this versatile micro-computer board supports DLNA, Roon, TIDAL (including MQA) and DSD and is upgradable on it’s own. There are separate power supplies to power the digital and analog circuits independent from each other and the power amplifiers.

Like the other 3 add-on modules in Ares or Enyo, this one can be replaced in the future when better converters or newer hardware/software becomes available making the system truly future proof.

So you get a multi-bit DAC, an Up-sampler, a Network player, and an optional MM/MC Phono preamplifier and two mono power amplifiers in a single box. Each designed to work with the other in the most optimal way. Getting rid of cables multiple remotes and boxes scattered across the room. 

The modularity of the system let’s you grow as you need and to keep it current for long time to come.

Features

Specifications

Features

ARES & ENYO Integrateds common features:

Analog inputs module
- relay based 3xRCA and one XLR input selector - fully balanced with ground switching
- very wide range attenuator with over 100 steps - programable input sensitivity
- no buffers or opamps in attenuator path
- MM/MC RIAA phono stage (optional plug in module)
- Headphone amplifier (module)

Digital input module
- SPDIF, TOSLINK and AES inputs
- USB with 32bit/384kHz and DSD (optional plug in module)
- Ethernet with DLNA, ROON, TIDAL and MQA (plug in module) - Bluetooth with aptX
- highest precision on board clocks
- on board DSP for up sampling and filter selection
- 384kHz Multibit R2R differential DAC’s (optional plug in module)

ENYO specific features
- Pure Vacuum tube amplification
- new fully balanced design
- UL/CFB push pull output stage
- choke smoothed power supply for HV - 50W in 4 or 8ohm
- Silicon Carbide rectifiers
- TFT display

Specifications

INPUTS:
6x Digital
1x Network (LAN
1x COAX (RCA)
1x Toslink
1x AES (XLR)
1x USB
Bluetooth

4x pairs Analog 
3x RCA (unbalanced)
1x XLR (balanced)

OUTPUTS; 2x pairs binding posts
OUTPUT POWER: 50w class-A
POWER SUPPLY: 115 or 230v ac
 
POWER CONSUMPTION; 30w
WEIGHT: 12 Kg
DIMENSIONS: 440W x 480D x 190H mm

OPTIONS
RIAA module 
MM/MC phono preamplifier corrector - plugs on input board 
DAC module - Mutibit DAC with AES/SPDIF/TOSLINK/USB/BT4.0 inputs 
Streaming add on for DAC 
ROON, TIDAL, UPnP, AirPlay streaming via wired network