Top Electronics Houston Mini 1998 Amplifiers

4.33/5 (3 Reviews)


Product Description

13W push pull valve amplifier


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Sun Hao a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: September 25, 2003

Bottom Line:   
A very lovely mini tube amp. Can power many floor-standers and most book-shelf speakers. Works well with my ProAc Response 2. Very sweet and musical.

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Used product for:   3 Months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   2003

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   Shanghai



Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by David1143 a AudioPhile

Date Reviewed: January 9, 2003

Bottom Line:   
My ProAC 1sc's love this amp. I almost bought another much more expensive tube amp. as the ProAc 1sc 'needs' a tube amp for best sound. I came across this amp at the annual HongKong 'High end HiFi show 1999', At the demo they were driving various large floor size speakers, the room was filled with approx. 50 people....w/ amazed look upon hearing the large speakers powered by this 'small amp, with what I saved from buying this amp. (paid approx. US$425) I bought the ProAc 1sc , a good cd player, high end speaker cables w/ biwire and still saved .A great deal . I think I so this similar model sold in USA in Berkeley,CA w/ Opal brand name.

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Used product for:   More than 1 year

Duration Product Used:   AudioPhile

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $425.00

Purchased At:   HongKong HIFI Show 1



Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Ted Nugent a Audio Enthusiast

Date Reviewed: September 26, 2001

Bottom Line:   
It's a wonder how this little ditty 6x6 inch gold block can outclass tube amps costing twice as much and 3 times the size. It looks more like an antique clock than an amp. Mid-range is clear and open throughout the 13W range. There's more than enough power here for an average sized room. Bass is powerful without 'woofing', which is what a good tube amp should do, but lacks just a bit of bounce which gives tube amps thier character. High notes were no problem, not as warm as other tube-amps which is good or bad depending on your taste.
Overall a very clean sound, sometimes you forget your listening to a tube-amp, which is shame, but at $400-$450
brand new, it's a steal if only to put it in the living room as a show piece.

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Used product for:   3 months to 1 year

Duration Product Used:   Audio Enthusiast

Product model year:   1998

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   Accuphone Gear




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