Sitting at the pinnacle of what can be technically and musically developed and produced at the highest level, Solaris offers the best of tubes and semiconductors in symbiosis. A truly state of the art product!
The history of Solaris goes back to 1982, since then Audio Valve has developed their RKV technology to create what they feel is the best headphone amplifier in the world. With it's optional DAC option, Solaris provides a full fledged desktop system with inputs for USB, MM Phono, multiple Single-Ended analog inputs and 2 balanced XLR Inputs. It includes integrated remote controlled volume, speaker outputs of up to 12 watts per channel and headphone outs for Dynamic, Planarmagnetic and Electrostatic Headphones via a Step-Up Transformer. Solaris perfectly reflects what the Audio Valve team defines as a truly State of the Art product!
The newest revision of the Solaris has been adapted to Audio Valves RKV 3 includes balance-control pot offering +/3 dB and Pre-Out for active speakers and power amplifiers.
• Dual Mono Construction
• 4 Switchable PRE-Gain Options: -15dB / -10dB / 0dB / +10dB
• 8 power tubes (4 per channel) - ECL85/6F5P
• 2x Neutrik Combo Jacks - 6.3mm/4pin XLR
• Stax Headphone Jack
• 2 RCA and XLR Inputs
• 1 RCA Phono MM Inputs
• 1x stereo pair RCA-REC Outputs
• 1x stereo pair XLR Outputs (OTL output Ratio 10:1)
• 2 Pair Isolated Gold Plated stereo speaker terminals
• Standalone Preamp Function
• Headphone Protection Circuit
• Digital USB Input with Optional DAC
15Hz to 100,000kHz
.002% at 1 Watt-200Ohm Load
OTL mode 34dB / STAX +12dB
12 Watts per Channel @ 220 Ohm Load in OTL Mode
Signal to Noise Ratio
300 + 580V (Max STAX output 480VAC)
Dimensions (including connectors)
(H)5.5" x (W)12.6" x (L)14.2"