When we started working on our newest generation Continental wanted to do something amazing. We examined each element of the amplifier - 6111 tubes, Wolfson DAC, Power Supply, Volume Potentiometer, Battery, Capacitors - to find the best sounding component.
Each stage of the CDM has its own dedicated linear voltage regulator. This means the internal voltage of each stage is independent. This minimizes the sharing of differing internal voltages across each stage of amplification and the digital to analog converter.Learn More
Touch of Tubes
At the center of The Continental Dual Mono are a pair of New-Old Stock 6111 Vacuum Tubes. Each tube is individually soldered to a custom PCB. This provides mechanical isolation of each tube, insulating them from unwanted microphonics. It also provides a quick and easy solution for tube-rolling.
Supremely Solid (State)
The Continental Dual Mono is a “tube/SS hybrid” amplifier. It delivers the low output impedance, tight bass and sonic precision of a solid-stage amp, but with the added midrange richness, expanded soundstage and spaciousness of a tube amp.Learn More
The Wolfson WM8741 DAC chip occupies the heart of The Continental Dual Mono’s digital section. We selected this chip after extensive examination of all available reference DAC chips. The WM8741 has exceptional signal to noise ratio and extended dynamic range. It also provides low noise, low distortion and superior linearity. The Wolfson provides high resolution DSD and PCM playback and offers musically compelling digital filters.
Big Beautiful Battery
The Panasonic 18650 batteries are combined into a 3 cell pack to provide clean, reliable power to The Continental Dual Mono. The 3-cells are in series to deliver the voltage the tubes demand.Learn More
Analog Line Out
The Continental Dual Mono has a true “Line Out” on the rear panel. This is a fixed 2Vrms analog output signal. This signal is from the output of the DAC’s analog output stage. It is tapped before going through the volume control or headphone output stage.
Awesome by Design
Our new enclosure design is inspired by our daily use of our products. Machined markings resist wear and the minimal icons keep you focused on the music. The Gorilla Glass window lets the tubes shine without exposing them to the elements.Learn More