Our brand new integrated amplifier with streaming capabilities, designed with all the experience we have accumulated from its predecessors.
Many of the design features of the brand new THOR inherited from ASK. Such as the power amplifier gain section and the multi stage linear ultra low noise regulation. With its more compact format, truly packed with everything we could come up with, without any compromises in quality, it clearly can be seen as a derivative of the ASK in terms of sound quality.
From its 2kva toroidal transformer and massive capacitor bank the amplifier output is 2x200 Watts at 8 ohms and the peak current output is a massive +/-67A. Which makes it capable of handling the most demanding speakers on the market with ease and full control.
From the remote the user can conveniently select to run the unit in heavy Class-A or a more standard Class A/B mode.
With the design philosophy Simpler is better, we reduced the voltage amplifier stage to a singular one for the shortest signal path possible. Just like the ASK, the THOR provides a truly balanced design without ground as reference for highest possible performance. A high-performance dc-servo that works outside of the signal path, the input stage is run by a pair of current loaded hand matched JFET:s in a foldback cascade arrangement. This renders a very linear performance regardless of the output level. Combined with current feedback technology the THOR will perform extremely fast and stable.
The chassis is made out of machined non-magnetic materials for the lowest possible electromagnetic fields 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 THOR is a very robust and stable unit with a clean Scandinavian design.
The DAC of the THOR is a slightly down scaled version of the DAC found in its sibling the ASK. The signal to noise ratio reaches an outstanding more than 132dB. Which is significant and shows how extremely capable this integrated amplifier is together with its streaming capabilities. As a streamer it handles most formats, such as DSD1024 and will stream files up to 32 bit, 728khz. It also carries Tidal connect, Spotify connect, Qobuz and Roon. This is all managed through a new web based app (it can also be controlled through the Tidal app) which means it can be controlled through any device you may desire. This allows for fast and easy updates from our part and is more accessible for the user who can then focus solely on the music.
A custom digital filter is processed in the XMOS 216 chip and it carries several user selectable modes. All to suite the listeners personal preferences.
The DAC is setup in a balanced configuration where all the resistors are of 0.1% metalfilm specified type and the capacitors for the analog filters are of high quality polypropylene type. The DAC is also using ultra stable crystal clock oscillators with super low phase noise to minimize all forms of digital noise such as Jitter.
The analog and digital power supplies are completely separated from one another, and all signal and power paths have been galvanically separated to make sure no digital noise can reach the analog amplifier stage.
MythologyTHOR, the son of ODIN. Ruler of the skies, who can be heard beating his hammer and sending thunderstorms into our world.
2x200 W @ 8 Ohm
2x400 W @ 4 Ohm
Peak Current output
Less than 0.01 %
More than 124 dB
1 Hz to 100 kHz, +0/-3 dB
1 Pair of Balanced
3 Pairs of Unbalanced
2 Pair of USB
1 Pair Phono MM/MC* optional
1 Pair of Loop Out
1 Pair of Pre Out
2 Pairs of heavy duty Loudspeaker Terminals
2 Pair of USB type A
1 USB type B
Ethernet & WiFi
1 Pair of AES/EBU
2 Pair of Optical
2 Pair of SPDIF
Sampling frequency up to 32 bit @768kHz
Support for DSD to 1024