Pathos InPol Remix MkII Tube Hybrid Integrated Amplifier
A fully balanced pure class-A integrated amp with Pathos' latest generation double-InPol circuitry.
Italian manufacturer Pathos Acoustics does things right, with ultra-high quality components used in daring circuit designs. All manufacture is done in-house or close to Pathos' factory in Vincenza, Italy.
Think of the directness of SET with the control and damping of solid state. Pathos' patented and unique InPol technology allows the tube input stage to effectively drive your speakers with no further amplification. A dual InPol circuit delivers the low impedance and high current needed for a high damping factor, allowing for immense control over your loudspeaker drivers.
InPol (Inseguitore Pompa Lineare or Linear Pump Follower) is a Pathos patented system. that allows for much greater output in pure class-A. This fully balanced circuit design uses a single solid-state component in follower configuration, with a both a high current and high voltage gain.
An optional HiDac Mk2 converter offers a high-quality onboard DAC with digital inputs.
"We buy the tree"
While the Remix doesn't have the wood front panel shared by many Pathos products, the Pathos story is best told by a tree. Specifically, the entire padouk tree trunk that's bought by this Italian audio manufacturer, then cut into planks in-house, with the final pieces hand-polished by the son of the Pathos owner himself.
The panel may not contribute to the sound, but this approach says everything about the great sonics you do hear. Having control of entire manufacturing processes from start to finish means that the Pathos TT is the very best amp it can possibly be at its price-point. These are the very best amps Kevin has heard, and it is Pathos that he has picked for his reference system at home.
Type: Stereo integrated amplifier, pure class A with double INPOL technology, fully balanced, digital bias/gain set technology
Output power: 2 x 25 W @ 8 ohm, 2 x 38 W @ 4 ohm
Frequency response: 2 Hz – 150 kHz ± 0.5 db
Input sensitivity: 470 mVRMS
Input impedance: 47 kOhm
Output polarity: Selectable by remote control
Volume regulator: 2 x Burr Brown PGA2310 (180 steps 0.5 dB)
THD: 0.1% @ 25 W
S/N ratio: > 100 dB
Gain: 31 db unbalanced, 37 db balanced
Output impedance: 0.9 Ω
Analog line inputs: 1 x balanced XLR, 4 x RCA
Digital inputs (with optional HiDac Mk2 board): 1 x USB B, 1 x S/PDIF coaxial, 1 x S/PDIF optical
Outputs: 1 x pre out RCA, 1 x pre out XLR, 1 x 6.3 mm headphone
Output power: 2.65 W @ 32 Ω
Output impedance: 0.45 Ω
Max output level: 9.6 VRMS
Frequency response: 2 Hz - 400 kHz ± 0.5 db
Dimensions (WDH): 11" x 14.8" x 6.7"
Weight: 28. lb