Monday, November 30, 2009

Merlot - rear panel

The rear of the Merlot amplifier carries all connections. These include: two switchable RCA inputs, speaker binding posts which will take spades, banana plugs or captured wire, power cord outlet, fuse and on/off switch. The Merlot can be configured for 11oV. A standby switch is atop the the amplifier. This allows you to switch off the high tension but leave the heaters on for immediate listening, during short breaks. This saves power and stops cathode stripping by applying the HT after the tubes have warmed.