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TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine
— 09-10/2013
world of music, spending hours lis-
tening to many amazing albums and
discovering new details in the songs
I already knew. All thanks to the
A1/25, an audiophile class tube am-
plifier from Audolici.
Very few will have ever heard of
Audolici, so first a small introduction
to this company. The history begins
with Ukrainian Valeriy Kuchkovskyi
who,back in the days of the Soviet
Union, worked in the Ukraine as an
engineer specialized in tubes. Do you
still know what a tube is, also known
as vacuum valve? These were used
before transistors and transistors
were used before the integrated chips
IC became the norm and are used all
over nowadays.
Early on Valeriy started discovering
the mysteries of audio circuits, espe-
cially the ones using tubes. Instead
of just using well known schematics,
he introduced his own ideas into the
circuits. 15 years ago Valeriy moved
to Portugal and in 2007 he founded
his own company Audolici, in part-
nership with INESC Porto, the Insti-
tute for Systems and Computer En-
gineering of the city of Porto, located
in the upper north of Portugal. Dur-
ing a period of five very productive
years, Audolici not only developed
a variety of tube amplifiers, phono
pre-amplifiers and studio equip-
ment, building up simultaneously a
network of specialized companies to
provide components of the highest
possible quality. The best known Au-
dolici product developed within this
period is the classic AUDOLICI-50
Series, featuring the Jazz, Swing and
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