Unison Research Simply Italy.
Posted on June 11th, 2013
I have to say I’m smitten; the Simply Italy ($2495.00) has to be one of the sweetest things I’ve heard in some time. Twelve glorious watts (yes, that’s right, 12!) of vacuum tube goodness might not seem like much but it’s just magic to these ears. With care and attention paid to speaker choice (and the choices are wider than you would think) this amplifier is a stunning music maker.
From a technological stand point, Unison have pulled a very clever sleight of hand. As Unison build all transformers in house it is “possible to create an output stage …. consisting of one EL34 in a single-ended ultralinear configuration. This mode of operation for the output transformers allows the pentode EL34s to operate almost as if they were triodes.” This is why it sounds oh so sweet.
Forget all those audiophile notions and just back a bask in the glow of 12 magical watts!