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Sophia S.E.T. Music Baby integrated tube amplifier. BRAND NEW Factory Refurbished by Sophia Electric. Two of my buddies and I bought three of these from Sophia Electric. I kept mine, and my friends decided to go in a different direction. Factory packaging, never opened w/ 90-day factory warranty. This little amps look great and sound fantastic!
From the Positive Feedback online review:
"The Sophia Baby is a cute little (7 x 9 x 5-inch) integrated tube amp that you can almost hold in the palm of your hand. When you see it, you want to keep it, just because. The Baby is a class A, 10-watt stereo, push-pull design weighing a whopping 20 pounds. The tube complement consists of four 6P1T Russian military power tubes and two 5670 input and driver tubes. The 5670s are specified as NOS USA on the spec sheet. The frequency, signal-to-noise, and distortion figures are very respectable for a low-cost tube amp, a fact Sophia stresses on their website. This Baby may be small, but it ain't no toy."
"The Sophia Baby is an incredible value. You can spend ten times as much, but I'm not sure you'll get ten times better sound. The Baby is musical, smooth, and kind of dreamy in its portrayal of music, especially acoustic music. Voices were rendered with a lushness that belied the Sophia's tiny size. I know that the solid state guys out there groan about "tube distortion," and they're right, nor will the Baby's ten watts shake the house with pounding bass, but if you crave detail, resolution, smoothness, cymbals that sound like cymbals, guitar strings that vibrate and flutter, and horns that positively sing, tubes are the way to go, and you couldn't ask for a much better tube amp than the Music Baby, especially at its price. Perhaps the lush sound of the Baby comes from its wide frequency range (6 to 80,000 Hz +/-3dB!). Or it's impressive -95dB signal-to-noise ratio, which make it possible to drive 112 dB horn speakers without noise. I heard NOTHING from the Sophia but music--no hum, no "tube rush," no noise of any kind."
"If you listen to jazz, bluegrass, acoustic, or vocal music, live in a small apartment or condo, or just like your listening experience to be intimate, the Sophia Music Baby should be high on your audition list. It could be a truly wonderful entry into the world of tube sound, the basis of a small but high-quality audiophile system, or just a fun alternative to pull out when you're tired of solid state sound. Just match your Sophia carefully to some efficient speakers, connect your vinyl rig or CD player, and sit back and enjoy."
- Power: 10 watts x 2 Push and Pull class A circuit
- Input: One set of RCA input
- Output: Russian Military 6P1T x 4(with special treatment for low noise)
- Input/Driver tube: NOS 5670 (USA)
- Frequency: 6Hz-80KHz +/-3 dB
- Signal/Noise Ratio: -95dB
- Distortion: less than 1% at full power
- Hum: not measurable (less than 0.3mV)
- Weight: 20 pounds
- Size: 7 inch x 9 inch x 5 inch
- Color: Black metal chassis with hardwood deco
- Factory warranty: 90 days
Link to the Sophia Baby web page: http://www.sophiaelectric.com/reviews/review_babyamp.htm
Link to Positive Feedback Online review: http://www.positive-feedback.com/Issue8/sophia.htm
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