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Claymore

Claymore:

Gain 22V

Output Power:

  • 50W/8

  • 100W/4

  • 170W/2

Bandwidth: 100KHz​

DF: >120

Colin Wonfor designed the much loved Claymore amplifier for Inca Tech a long time ago. They sold so well, they were beautifully built, they sound superb and they are still everywhere... many of them are older than me!

 

The EWA Claymore sounds like the old one, but bigger. Featuring very a high performance phono stage (MM and MC), plus three line inputs.The SECA circuit consists of a SECA (Single Ended Class A) input driver stage, and a powerful output that operates in class A push/pull for up to five Watts, then in  class A/B. The circuit uses very little negative feedback. Output is a healthy fifty Watts RMS, and goes on to produce one hundred Watts into four 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 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 midrange and insightful treble, the soundstage hangs solidly 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.