Quicksilver Silver 88 Mono Amplifier (one pair)

Quicksilver Silver 88 Mono Amplifier (one pair)

"Ample bass, stunning resolution, and lifelike harmonic presentation. Instruments and vocalists had a realism that even the best solid-state amplifiers can't seem to get right."1

Class A ranking in Stereophile Recommended Components2
Quicksilver magic of unmatched realism and effortless dynamic response
Factory fitted with two KT88 tubes for 80 watts without stress
Completely hand-wired for highest sound quality, build quality and reliability
Fewer best quality parts, connections, and wires for signal purity
On-board bias meter allows individual adjustment of each output tube
Quicksilver proven reliability known throughout the world


Quicksilver Silver 88 Mono Amplifier (one pair)


Product Info


The Quicksilver Audio Silver 88 mono-block amplifiers are hand-built and hardwired in the USA. What makes the Silver 88 amp truly special is its harmonic presentation. Instruments and vocals have a realism, dimensionality, body and harmonic structure that even the best solid-state amplifiers somehow cannot quite reproduce.

Employing only two KT-88 output tubes, the Silver 88 provides 80 watts without stressing or pushing these tubes to their limit, and with the lowest output impedance and distortion of all the Quicksilver amplifiers, the Silver 88 brings a new level of performance to this power range. The super low 0.5 ohms output impedance of the Silver 88 is almost unheard of among tube amplifiers and allows the unit to drive very difficult speaker loads you'd generally never think of using with tube gear.

An on-board bias meter allows individual adjustment of each output tube and, with low-noise power supplies and circuitry, the Silver 88 can still be used on very efficient speakers. Two power transformers and 180 Joules of energy storage provide effortless dynamic response, transmitting the full musical impact of sudden shifts from soft to loud. A modification of the sleek look of the V4, the Silver 88 has a chrome-plated chassis and carbide black transformer cover.

Quicksilver Silver 88 Mono Amplifier Specifications
- Power output: 80 watts into 4 or 8 ohms from 20Hz - 20kHz
- Power bandwidth: 13Hz - 80kHz
- Input sensitivity: 1 volt
- Input impedance: 100k ohms
- Damping factor: 15
- IM distortion: 1% or < @ 80 watts
- Maximum output: 65 volts RMS, 20Hz-20kHz
- Power consumption: 115 watts @ idle, 290 watts @ full power
- Tube complement: 1-12AX7 input, 1-12BH7 driver, 2-KT88 or KT90 output tubes
- Finish: Chrome chassis with carbide black transformer cover
- Dimensions: 6.5"h x 9.75"d x 15"w
- Weight: 38 lbs., 43 lbs. shipping weight

Footnote 1: The Quicksilver Silver 88 was initially listed as Class A in Stereophile April, 2011 issue. See listing, ranking and prices of Stereophile recommended amps at 2013 Recommended Components Power Amps.
Footnote 2: Ibid.

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