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    Accustic Arts Amps and Preamps

    Last week, I had the pleasure of living with the Acoustic Arts Mono II amps and Tube Preamp II MK2. The amps are a MOSFET design, the preamp is tube based with 12AX7’s.

    The combination was warm and musically engaging. The amps had good grip on the bass and the tube preamp provided the warmth and richness one would expect. After experimenting, this is a combo that should ideally be kept together as a pairing.

    The amps retail for approximately $25,000/pair and put out 300 watts/channel. The preamp is approximately $16,000.

    There is a review in the most recent TAS: http://www.theabsolutesound.com/arti...wer-amplifier/

    Special thanks to Randy for driving 500 miles each way for me to hear them. They are definitely on my radar.














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    Re: Acoustic Arts Amps and Preamps

    That set up looks great. Love the Avid TTs in the back...

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    Re: Acoustic Arts Amps and Preamps

    I'd love to hear that, I really like the sound from MOSFET's. I've never heard them in that level of amp though.
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    Re: Acoustic Arts Amps and Preamps

    In case anyone's looking for more info on the manufacturer, the brand is spelled ACCUSTIC ARTS®.

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    Re: Acoustic Arts Amps and Preamps

    David Robinson was pretty impressed with them also.

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    Re: Acoustic Arts Amps and Preamps

    Quote Originally Posted by audio.bill View Post
    In case anyone's looking for more info on the manufacturer, the brand is spelled ACCUSTIC ARTS.
    Thanks Bill. Corrected.


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    Re: Accustic Arts Amps and Preamps

    https://www.stereophile.com/content/...ower-amplifier

    I don’t carry this brand, but let me tell you, I had them in my store. The amps by themselves were good, but when you combined them with the preamp, holy smokes you had a nice pairing!


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    Re: Accustic Arts Amps and Preamps

    I like the industrial design. I am not sure if I ever heard them at a Audio Show in the past.
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    Re: Accustic Arts Amps and Preamps

    hey mike, i have a chance to pick up the accustic arts preamp 2 at a pretty good price. i have a hegel h30 amp driving a pair of gamut L7 speakers. do you think this would be a good match? did you try the A.A preamp with the hegel amp? john

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    Re: Accustic Arts Amps and Preamps

    Quote Originally Posted by johni b View Post
    hey mike, i have a chance to pick up the accustic arts preamp 2 at a pretty good price. i have a hegel h30 amp driving a pair of gamut L7 speakers. do you think this would be a good match? did you try the A.A preamp with the hegel amp? john
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