Dedicated White Follower stage using the 5670 dual triodes effortlessly drives all passive interstage circuits; volume, balance and output stages receive crisp instruction from the Follower regardless of control settings. Generous energy storage via large power supply capacitors for more impact in the bass. No global feedback makes the Shrimp very fast sounding.
Non-inverting two-triode gain stage is direct-coupled for most pure signal path. Cool White-follower output stage provides low 50 Ohm output impedance. This is much better than a boring plain ol’ cathode follower. The Shrimp can drive anything, not to worry. Filament supply floated 80V above chassis ground for quieter operation and longer tube life. ALPS audiophile-grade balance and motorized VOLUME pots. We use the nice parts in here! MIT/MultiCap polypropylene audiophile-grade signal coupling capacitors, including two 30 uF monsters on the output stages.
Warm-up delay / MUTE button. Features and quality components usually not found on entry-level pieces.