As a result of the Ukraine War, any current Russian tubes have been temporarily replaced by Muzishare-branded tubes (ODMed from various Chinese tubes).
Please refer to our blog post, Muzishare R100 in details (albeit that was the previous model), to view the video walk-through and an extensive detailing of R100 specifications and impressions.
Current models for purchase will all be 2021 updated models. Following are the updates done:
- Remote control is now added
- Upgrade of transformer coil winding materials to OCC copper
- Upgrade of tubes 12ax7 from psvane to JJ, 6sn7 from Shuguang to EH/JJ
- Otimisation of circuits
Muzishare R100 is their latest flagship model – a hefty tube amp that branches into three different versions of 211/845/805 tubes respectively, allowing customer to choose one that they are most comfortable with.
845 was chosen for our audition model because it is the highest retail value of the tubes among the three (despite 805 version of the amp costing a higher price) and it sits in the middle ground of 211 and 805 in terms of power output. Presumably, it should give quite an accurate sense of the two.
PTP wiring is a great virtue of tube amps, and this can gladly be appreciated in which they did so on the connections to and from the tube sockets. But at such competitive price point, R100 offers superb specifications of having phono inputs and balanced inputs which other similar brands of amps cannot offer without a more expensive price tag.
Stowaway the need of having additional phono stage as R100 minimise further signal loss by directing it straight from your turntable to your speakers. Digital files can be played to its glory with the availability of fully balanced connection from your similarly-capable DAC/DAP. One less analogue signal transmission is one huge step to music originality.
845 big triode tubes will effortlessly drive any speakers in reaching its full potential. Driven by 300B, pre-amped by 12AX7 and 6SN7, and rectified by 5U4G, the musicality, openness, sweetness, clarity, truthfulness, timbre and most importantly the bottom end, which can be a weak spot for tube amps, will all be present for a full enjoyment of sonic nirvana.
Having a rectifier tube is a very significant implementation by Muzishare at this price point not implemented elsewhere in other brands. A rectifier tube provides excellent efficiencies in current distributing and stabilising, allowing the tubes to be fed with cleaner and stable current for cleaner signal output. And this provides another channel of sound improvement when rolling rectifier tubes with even better vintage tubes. The presence of this rectifier tube is often overlooked but it holds a great deal to the quality of R100.
Muzishare amps have always been manufactured to a high level of standard without comprising the external look and feel. R100 continues this tradition in creating a unique but aesthetically-pleasing and modern tube amp that will sit pretty tidy amongst many deco and high-end audio equipment in your rack/console.
Audition available in our shop front at Peninsula Shopping Centre #03-19, Singapore 179804.
Output: 15W per channel (211), 30W per channel (845), 50W per channel (805)
THD: <1% (1kHz)
Frequency Response: 15Hz – 35kHz (-1.5dB)
Input sensitivity: 200mV
Input Impedance: 100kΩ
Output Impedance: 4Ω-8Ω-16Ω
Tube configuration: 12AX7*2, 6SN7*2, 5U4G*2, 300B*2, 845*2 (211*2, 805*2)
Voltage: 115V/220VAC 50Hz (This amp is perfectly usable in Singapore. There is no amp specially made for Singapore voltage. Our AC is 230V in theory but it fluctuates. 220-240V appliances will work perfectly fine.)
Dimensions: (W) 430mm * (D) 435mm * (H) 295mm
Weight: 48kg (gross)