Primaluna Evo 200 Valve Integrated Amplifier

Primaluna Evo 200 Valve Integrated Amplifier

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Key info

  • Mid-point model in the Evo range of Primaluna integrated amplifiers
  • Power output: 44 / 45 Watts per channel
  • Great build quality
  • Mono/stereo mode switch
  • Home theatre (HT) bypass input
  • MM phono stage module available to be retro-fitted
  • Adaptive AutoBias & SoftStart circuitry

All specifications

Physical characteristics
Weight 24kg
Dimensions (HxWxD) 205x 405 x 365 mm
Shipping Weight 28kg
Shipping dimensions (HxWxD) 315 x 577 x 468 mm
Technical specifications
THD < 0.2% @ 1W; < 2% @ Rated Power
S/N Ratio 86 dB / 87 dB – 95 / 96 dB A Weighted
Input sensitivity 275 / 285 mV for rated power at maximum volume
Inputs 4 RCAs, 1 pair HT Input
Outputs 4 & 8 Ohm Speaker Taps, Tape, Headphone

Compared to standard transformers, toroids radiate about 1/10 the magnetic field that pollutes music and obscures detail. Additionally, the absence of an air gap typically means toroids have an 8:1 reduction of acoustic noise. As transformers are the most expensive components in any audio product, manufacturers will even house cheaper C-core and EI-core transformers in an outboard power supply box with an umbilical cable rather than upgrade to an expensive toroid. The increased cost is significant, but PrimaLuna doesn’t cut corners. All PrimaLuna products use massive, potted toroidal transformers. PrimaLuna transformers are enclosed in a metal housing and then potted in a non-microphonic resin to further reduce noise and to protect the windings from moisture and deterioration forever.


Output transformers are the most important part of any tube amp. They determine how low the bass will reach and how high the top end goes. 250 watts of power will have no top and bottom extension if the output transformers don’t have the bandwidth. We use lower power to extend tube life, and bandwidth to give you slam. Transformers are the most expensive components in an amplifier, so manufacturers save money by using ‘off the shelf’ units available on the market. PrimaLuna output transformers are custom-designed, wound in-house, and massive. One reason why no other brand sounds like a PrimaLuna. “The flat tops and bottoms of these squarewaves correlate with the amplifier’s extended low-frequency response; PrimaLuna’s output transformers are of excellent quality.” -John Atkinson, Stereophile Magazine


Input selector switches leak noise and signals from other sources, as they never turn off the other inputs completely. And, they deteriorate with age, requiring the use of cleaners. Many are mounted on the front panel requiring long runs of wires to the back panel inputs. These wires pick up stray noise from RF and EMI.

PrimaLuna has a better way. Instead of a switch, input selection is done using premium quality sealed relays mounted in the rear where you plug in your components. When an input is selected, that relay closes giving you the best connection possible. All the other relays are left open, so noise and signals from other sources can’t leak in. The signal path is now almost non-existent, so there are no wires to pick up noise.

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