Many of the design features of Ask, apart from it´s looks is directly taken from Oden, like the power amp gain section and the multi stage linear ultra low noise regulation. In it´s more compact format it is truly pact with everything we could think of without compromising on quality, since it sound wise is close to Oden but with a bit less power.
From it´s 2kva toroidal transformer and massive capacitor bank the amplifier output is 2×220 Watts at 8 ohm, which makes it capable of handling the most demanding speakers on the market with ease.
With the design philosophy simpler is better we reduced the voltage amplifier stage to one, for the shortest signal path possible. Like Oden, Ask provides a truly balanced design without ground as reference for highest possible performance, a high-performance dc servo that works outside the signal path, the input stage is a pair of current loaded hand matched JFET in a foldback cascade arrangement which gives a very linear performance regardless of the music level. This combined with current feedback gives you an extremely fast and stable performance.
The chassis is made out of milled non-magnetic materials for the lowest possible electromagnetic field for improved sound quality. The design and layout of all components are made to minimize the impact from vibrations and like all our products the Ask is a very robust and stable unit with a clean Scandinavian design.
Ask, the name of the first man in middle earth is also the name of this integrated amplifier. Ask, together with the first woman Embla was created by Oden, which is more or less the case for this integrated amplifier that we have designed with all the experience we have had with our flagship model Oden.