The thesis ω (omega) monobloc power amplifier is an RC-coupled device in true Heed fashion that drives loudspeakers in a similar way to valve power amplifiers, but without their inherent problems related to the vacuum tube. Despite certain topological similarities to its valve counterparts, the Thesis ω is best described as a quintessentially solid-state power amp that successfully gets around the often sterile, lifeless sound of most solid-state devices.
Heed Audio believes that connecting amplifiers to speakers by RC- instead of the prevalent DC-coupling results in a much more natural, less “cropped” decay of tones. Freed from all contaminants, we could achieve a no-compromise implementation of the Transcap topology in the Thesis ω.
With its very generously sized power supply, unlike valve amplifiers, it is also extremely stable even into the most difficult loads – continuous power delivery up to 160W or capability of driving loads down to 1.6 Ohm speak for themselves. It is capable of driving all kind of sensible speakers.
In short, the thesis ω power amplifier epitomizes an almost alchemical synergy of solid-state stability and the finesse and “live” magic usually achieved only by 300B triodes in valve amplification.