TELE-audiovision - Weltweit größte Digital TV Fachzeitschrift - page 110

TELE-audiovision International — The World‘s Largest Digital TV Trade Magazine
— 09-10/2013
Blues models.
These are designed in the
more typical appearance, in
which we see the tubes and
can guess the transformers
at the rear. While this de-
sign is a delight to any au-
diophile, normal music lovers
will struggle a little, because
these amplifiers do not fit
in a normal rack, cannot be
stacked with other audio
components and therefore
basically require a match-
ing set of furniture. This
will often cause some heavy
discussion between the au-
diophile and his or her part-
ner, even though the 50-AU-
DOLICI does look extremely
The initial years of Audolici
existence have been very
important to get a better un-
derstanding of the very de-
manding audiophile market,
too. Feedback came from all
over the world and Audolici
listened. And so it happened
that Audolici has developed a
new approach to tube ampli-
fiers and implemented it for
the first time with the A1/25.
It is a real tube amplifier, but
in a classic amplifier hous-
ing. Indeed, it makes one
immediately want to screw
open the chassis cover to
make sure that there really
are tubes inside the receiver.
And yes, 6 tubes reside in-
side, four tubes (type 6SL7)
for the first stage and two
tubes for the output power
stage (the famous EL-34B).
These are hand-picked,
which may sound unbeliev-
able, but it makes sense.
Despite the utmost care in
the production of the tubes,
it is impossible to produce
two tubes with absolutely
identical properties. Valeriy
therefore checks personally
all the tubes used for each
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