Audionet's circuit and device design prioritize magnetic and capacitive optimization, eliminating the use of ferro-magnetic materials. The Floating Pane Design enhances resistance against microphonic effects and ensures temperature stability, while the body's floating panels are resonance-optimized through pads on an aluminum frame.
Transformers, constructed from stainless steel, are mounted and assembled with bolts with a double mono layout of circuitry and power supply maximizes channel separation. Air Flow Design circuit boards facilitate efficient cooling and stable quiescent currents while galvanic separation using opto couplers isolates all analog circuits.
The input, output, and volume control sections feature enhanced, discrete Audionet operational amplifier modules with cutting-edge mica capacitors. Finally, Rhodium Cinch jacks by Furutech and a volume controller on a double ball-bearing axis, equipped with a magnetic ratchet and optical sensing, contribute to unheard-of precision.
The Audionet STERN boasts a DC-coupled configuration, ensuring an uninterrupted signal flow with no sound diminishing capacitors or coils and featuring the shortest possible signal paths. Each channel is equipped with a dedicated transformer for the positive and negative half waves, contributing to an optimal power supply setup.
The system includes four encapsulated and decoupled 50 VA toroid transformers, alongside main power supply capacitors totaling 22,000 µF and designed for minimal impedance, utilizing a silk dielectric. A high-resolution display, powered by a microprocessor control system with a separate power supply monitor, provides users with comprehensive control and feedback.
Additional features include a By-Pass mode for seamless integration into home cinema systems, Audionet Link outputs for remote control of compatible devices, user-definable names for each input, adjustable input levels, and a user-selectable function to eliminate DC levels from signal sources. The system also incorporates a Rhodium fuse for enhanced performance and reliability.