The Raven Integrated Amplifier
The Raven Character
If you don’t need the Reflection’s brute power, and instead wish to gently persuade your high-efficiency speakers to musical nirvana, you can choose Raven’s namesake product, the Raven 300B Integrated Amplifier.
Similar to the Reflection in almost every way but, instead of using the time-honored base circuitry that makes the best use of the 300B power triode first invented by Western Electric back in 1938. A few years back Raven Audio set out to create the best 300B product possible. The goal was to create a product we could put our brand on, that all-important reputation maker. What we ended up with is a specially integrated amplifier that we think you will be astonished by. This is the ultimate ultra-high efficiency speaker amplifier.
Hand-Made in America
Hand wired point to point and therefore 100% upgradeable forever. The Raven Audio Elite Series is made with highest quality parts like Raven Capacitors, V-Cap, Mundorf, MIT-RTX capacitors and Raven transformers allied with classic tubes like Telefunkens, Valvo, Tung Sol, Seimens, Amprex, Sylvania, RCA, Philips, GE, National, KenRad and Tungsram.
Proprietary output/power transformers
Because output and power transformers are essential to the Elite series sound, we've designed custom wound transformers for both electrical power and audio output. Our proprietary transformers are designed to the highest specifications, are built in the U.S.A. and crafted to last a lifetime.
All of our Elite Series has audiophile grade RCA connectors. They are made of 99.95 percent oxygen-free copper and are gold plated. Each heavy duty connector is individually hand soldered to oxygen free copper wire.
The speaker binding post are also 99.95 percent oxygen-free copper with gold plating. They accept banana, spade, and bare wire as large as 8 gauge.
Features and Specifications
- Output: 18wpc
- Frequency response: 20Hz - 20kHz
- Input terminals: Balanced XLR and single-ended RCA
- Speaker terminals: 4 and 8 ohm
- Recommended speaker sensitivity: 84dB and above
- Dimensions: W 11.5" x D 19.75" x H 9.5"
- Weight: 68lbs
"when I heard it through my system I cried a little"
~ Art Dudley - Stereophile Magazine
"Every King Crimson album in my collection persisted in sounding best at higher-than-average playback levels, with which the Ravens were very comfortable.
And even at those higher-than-average playback levels, the Ravens maintained their poise and clarity. Listening to Bernard Haitink and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra's recording of Mahler's Symphony 3 (2 LPs, Philips 802 711/12AY), I was impressed with the clean sounds of horns and, especially, cymbals, the latter free from congestion and hash.
More notable were the clean sounds of the timpani and bass drum early in the first movement—the Ravens made it easy to hear and feel each individual application of mallet to skin, without smearing or overhang."