Thrax introduces The Next Generation Of Audiophile Products ARES and ENYO, the God and Goddess of War – By Thrax.

At Thrax we draw upon legacy and add innovation in our design philosophy. This has been established with our now “classic” products. This heritage is built upon in our two latest designs. The Ares and Enyo playfully named after The God and Goddess of War.

Much of the performance of a system is dependent on the interaction of components more so that the performance of individual components alone. Audiophiles often start swapping cables, purchasing upgrades and ancillaries in order to realize the full potential of their components in a system. The cost of these upgrades and add-ons is not only excessive, but once a “new solution” is found, leads to a mountain or accessories, racks and cables spread through the listening room or even worse hidden away in cupboards never to be thought of again. Thrax now offers a simpler, elegant solution for audiophiles; a single component.

A component that will fit into your living room, shared by your family. A component that does not require external boxes or power supplies to connecting your laptop, phone, TV, games console, or turntable. A component that carries the pedigree of the pinnacle audiophile components and 30 years of experience making them, working in harmony to deliver unparalleled sonic performance.

ARES and ENYO modular audiophile systems enclosed in a single chassis is the system you have been dreaming of, your dreams have now been transposed into reality. They have the sound you want and the features you need. They grow with your needs or blend in your habits. To serve all tastes now you can choose transistors or tubes without any of the tradeoffs. Pick yours this summer!

Common features:

Analog inputs module

- relay based 3xRCA and one XLR input selector - fully balanced with ground switching
- very wide range attenuator with over 100 steps - programable input sensitivity
- no buffers or opamps in attenuator path
- MM/MC RIAA phono stage (plug in module)
- Headphone amplifier (module)

Digital input module

- SPDIF, TOSLINK and AES inputs
- USB with 32bit/384kHz and DSD (plug in module)
- Ethernet with DLNA, ROON, TIDAL and MQA (plug in module) - Bluetooth with aptX
- highest precision on board clocks
- on board DSP for up sampling and filter selection
- 384kHz Multibit R2R differential DAC’s (plug in module)

ARES specific features

- independent power transformers and regulators for Digital, Control and Analog circuits - Separate power supply for each power amplifier (true dual mono)
- no feedback output stage
- innovative non-switching class AB topology
- 120W/8 ohm 200W/4ohm
- Silicon Carbide rectifiers
- DC coupled input to output
- Solid aluminum body
- TFT display

ENYO specific features

- Pure Vacuum tube amplification
- new fully balanced design
- UL/CFB push pull output stage
- choke smoothed power supply for HV - 50W in 4 or 8ohm
- Silicon Carbide rectifiers
- TFT display