If you are a tube lover then these amplifiers are for you. As true to the music as can be. Custom made in Washington State by deHavilland Electric Amplifier Company. The built quality exceeds that of far more expensive amplifiers and so does the sound quality. Based on the classic Fischer 50A’s these amazing amplifiers utilize what is called an interstage transformer to drive the output tubes in full triode mode and output 45 watts per channel.
Tube rectification for sweetness and very soft start for extended tube life. Old school hardwired audio circuitry.
These are brand new and will be custom made for you. Delivery takes about 5 weeks.
Just how good are they, well here are some quotes from our room at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest:
“Though I've heard the Wilson-Benesch Curve floorstanders many times before, I found that they sounded spectacularly good as driven by Kara Chaffee's amazing deHavilland tube electronics . Nothing I heard at RMAF, save perhaps for the far more expensive Vandersteen/ARC system, could touch this rig for sheer midrange purity, detail, three-dimensionality ." Chris Martens TAS on the 2009 show.
The Best Room At The Show
deHavilland/Kubala-Sosna/Esoteric/Sounds Real room. "Oddly enough, I believe last year, this room was my runner up. The sound was largely how I remember, but even better. I have my reasons for voting this room "the best" and here they are. It played music for me. Its presentation was very big and wide and spacious, yet intimate. It was as if the music was being played just for me. The timing and pace were right on as was the instrument and vocal definition. No, I don't think this system could fool you into believing that an entire orchestra was right in front of you, but then I didn't hear a single system at the show that could. The front-to-back and side-to-side special cues were intoxicating. At the core of the system are the deHavilland KE-50A monoblocks, which were driving Wilson Benesch Curves. The CD player was an Esoteric X-03SE and the preamp was a deHavilland Mercury III with all cables by Kubala-Sosna The sound was so damn good I told Kara that if they had a turntable there, it might just push me over the edge. Seriously, as amazing as this system sounded, I wonder what level a solid analog front end would take it to. Here's the icing on the cake for the whole deal - the entire system's cost: $50k. $50k! A lot of dough? Yes. Yet for "Best of Show" at an audiophile event - 50 grand is nothing. Kudos to Kara Chaffee and company for setting up an amazing system with amazing components. The system just shined."
Sounds Real Audio is an authorized dealer for Bricasti M1 DAC’s, Tannoy, Wilson Benesch, Kubala-Sosna, Esoteric, deHavilland Electric Amplifier Company, Analysis Plus, Feickert, TriPlanar, Transfiguration, Sophia Electric, The Triode Company and more. Sounds Real Audio 303-278-2780. A dealer specializing in very high quality components that involve you in a total musical experience without mechanical artifacts.