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Melody is known for making products that belie their price point. When reviewing a Melody amplifier, a reviewer might marvel about how it beats out their Pass Labs gear for 1/8 the cost (and they have - twice) or how it comes closer than you might expect to Audio Note at a whopping 90% discount. At this point, we expect that from Melody.

So what happens when Melody pulls out all the stops and goes no-expense-spared on an ultimate halo product? As it turns out, they are working on just such a beast...



Allow me to introduce you to the 212 Everest:
 

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Here's a quick rundown of the relevant specs: Each monoblock uses a single Western Electric replica 212 (manufactured by Pavane specifically for Melody) for 50 class A watts. The other two signal tubes are old stock Western Electric tubes, (WE429A and WE373A) just as Melody has done with several other of it's high end line recently. Last, it has a 274B rectifier tube. Together these produce that 50w with a frequency response of 18Hz ~ 30kHz +/- 0.5dB

And how about a sense of scale for those picture: The rough dimensions (converted from mm) are 13.4" wide, 16.3" tall, and 34.6" deep. They weigh in at 165lbs EACH! :yikes:




Here's a picture of the pair together:





Also, they light up :T
 

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Some of you may be looking at the dimensions I listed and thinking "that must be one big honkin' tube!" It is, and here's a picture next to a 300B for scale.....






I think the screening on the glass is a nice premium touch as well....

 
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