Colin Wonfor designed the much loved Claymore amplifier for Inca Tech a long time ago. They sold so well (over 27,000), they were beautifully built, they sound superb and they are still everywhere... many of them are older than me! Six were gold plated..
The new EWA Claymore sounds like the old one, only bigger and much better. Featuring a very high performance phono stage (both MM and MC), three line inputs and pre-outputs.
The SECA based circuit features a Single Ended Class A active input driver stage, and a powerful output that operates in class A for fully five Watts. The circuit uses a little negative feedback for DC servo control, the signal sees no feedback at all. Output is a healthy (and conservative) fifty Watts RMS total, and goes on to produce one hundred Watts into four ohms (and two hundred into two ohms) with great instantaneous power reserves, making the Claymore an iron fist in a velvet glove.
Like the original, only more so, the Claymore is a pacey, ballsy riot of an amplifier with a bold ,full bodied sound which puts you on the front row of any musical performance. With impactful, tangible bass that throws itself across the listening room, warm and richly detailed mid-range and insightful treble, the soundstage hangs across the room with real scale, depth and solidity.
The EWA Claymore features a very high performance headphone output which will drive the most demanding of headphones. The MM and MC phono stages are also extremely high performance. An IEC power inlet fitted as standard. Claymore now ships with a 6.3mm headphone jack.