Shortly after the Kassandra Mk1, the Concero 65 MK1 Monoblock power amplifier followed. Again, size and weight restrictions were ignored, rather that means nothing if it gets in the way of ultimate sonic performance. The Concero 65 uses the classic but not widely known 813 tube, originally designed by RCA for radiomast operations. This high voltage, high heat dissipation tube outformed all other power tube Aries Cerat tried, and thus became a widely used tube in the Aries Cerat amplifier range.
Amplication and DAC designs started, Stavros returned to a life long passion of his own, to design the ultimate horn speaker. Many thousands of hours were already spent on this project, and finally it culminated in the Symphonia, a 3 way design, with ribbon tweeter, compression driver midrange, and tractrix flare bass horn unit. This single chassis speaker stands 130cm high and is fairly compact as far as horn speakers are concerned. Weighing in at 170 kilos and 101db efficiency, the dynamic and realism of the Symphonia is something to behold, really a superb integration of drivers and topologies unheard of before from in-production horn speakers.
Fast forward to 2021, Aries Cerat has a full compliment of pre-amplifiers, power amplifiers and phono stages using the best tube topologies. All full class A these models recently were joined by two new circotron tube input Moss-Fet output monoblock power amplifiers, 5 further DAC models, (all R2R and using tubes on the output stage), and the Symphonia Horn speaker. Added to this there is also the epic cost no object Legend series of DAC, Preamplifier and Power Amplifier.
You may ask what is next? Anything is possible, so watch this space….