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High End 2013

MIRROPHONIC IN MUNICH!!

Featuring the rare and famous 1936 Western Electric M3 system!

594A Drivers
26A Horns
2x TA4181 per side
TA7444 Network

100% authentic,
full factory configuration

Also original
WE 755A in new design horn enclosures!

Atrium 4 2OG E218


LATEST RELEASES!

P-300 Push-Pull
300B Amplifer

Reference 300
Silver Signature
Stereo Amplifier


RI-25 DA100
Stereo Amplifier

A-242C Mono
Amplifiers

SQ-102 Phono
L-103 Line Amp

SGW-24 Exhibition Horn Loudspeaker

C100 Preamplifer

A-845 Mono
Triode Amplifiers


Silbatone
C-100 Reference Preamplifier review in LP Magazine


Silbatone Acoustics was the hit of the show at Munich High End 2010! read more


 

Download 2012 Catalog

Includes 2012 field coil speaker lineup from our friends at G.I.P

 


 
Silbatone
Reference 300
Stereo Amplifier

 


Silbatone
JI300 Mk.III
Stereo Amplifier

Mk.III

 


 

Silbatone
Aporia Full Range
Horn Unit

 
A Look at Two of Our
Lab Systems
 

 
Vintage Reference
Collection
Photo Gallery
 

 
 
 
 
 

Experience the Excitement of
Classic Theater Sound in Your Home

 

Western Electric Mirrophonic System from Silbatone Collection

 

Inspiration of the classics with modern enhancements

The goal of Silbatone Acoustics is to recreate the musical enjoyment of the great theater systems in the home, creating practical realizations for today's serious music listeners.

Nowadays, it is very difficult to find an opportunity to listen to a complete Golden-Era Western Electric theater system due to extreme scarcity and the practical problems of installing full-sized amphitheater speakers in most listening rooms. Not only is the performance of Western Electric equipment unsurpassed within the specialized technical goals of 1920s-1940s theater sound, but we discovered many lessons for contemporary home music reproduction in these great classics.

The musical presentation of large-scale theater systems is entirely different from modern audiophile gear: faster, smoother, more dynamic and vivid, but also extremely natural and unforced.  One is impressed by extreme delicacy and nuance, as well as the raw power of large horns and multiple 18 inch field coil woofers. The scale and impact of the experience is far beyond typical high-fidelity approaches.

The golden age of cinema was also the era of the triode amplifier, a superior technology rediscovered by today's audio listeners. The best 1920s and 1930s triode amplifiers were and are very luxurious to listen to but we believe that we can do even better with modern materials and designs, without losing any of the magic of the classics.

Every year since 2001, Silbatone makes further progress in our effort to bring the best modern interpretation of theater sound into the listening room. We use the best available parts including rare vintage tubes and silver transformers, the finest quality metalwork in the industry, and innovative and exciting engineering to take the classic approach to vacuum tube audio where it has never gone before!

 

WE amp   WE86
Western Electric
Model 41-42-43
205D PP + 211E PP
"Wide Range" System
c. 1935
 
Western Electric Model 1086
300B PP "Mirrophonic"Amplifiers
c. 1938

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Western Electric Model 46 Amplifiers

 

 

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