Audio Research I/50 tube integrated amplifier

Clipdat
Clipdat Posts: 11,110
Audio Research just updated their website with their newest product, the I/50 tube integrated:

https://audioresearch.com/i50/
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Available in six different colors! Woah! 50wpc!

Starts at $5k: https://www.overtureav.com/product/audio-research-i-50/

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  • jdjohn
    jdjohn Posts: 2,411
    Hubba hubba :o What are the '2' and '1' lights...volume?
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  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 25,738
    21 is actually the volume. Almost twice as loud as 11
    - Not Tom

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  • F1nut
    F1nut Posts: 47,227
    Nice to see a different look from them.
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  • txcoastal1
    txcoastal1 Posts: 12,289
    Glad they went 6550 vs 88's
    IMHO the bass response is much better

    Can you install 88's ??
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  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 11,110
    I don't believe you can.
  • VR3
    VR3 Posts: 25,738
    That blue would look slick with Joey's Kanta speakers
    - Not Tom

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  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 11,110
    I like the red! I think they really nailed the aesthetics.
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  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 11,110
    Yup! Built in phono-stage and and DAC if you pony up to the fully loaded model @ $6,500!
  • jdjohn
    jdjohn Posts: 2,411
    VR3 wrote: »
    That blue would look slick with Joey's Kanta speakers
    I think that ship has sailed.
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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 30,065
    Looks like pretty much every DIY, kit, or late 1950s/early 1960s hifi amp ever made, except for the weird colors. Seems funny coming from a company that seemed to go out of their way to hide their tubes for decades.


    Cf., e.g., the EICO HF-89 or HF-87.
    Man, I'd love to have an HF-89 (or HF-87)... :)

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  • tonyb
    tonyb Posts: 32,691
    edited November 2021
    Ya know, I believe a few here bought those Carvers when they came out. I'd like to see some reviews of them from those who have had time now living the dream.

    btw...the AR is sexy as hell.
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  • maxward
    maxward Posts: 1,192
    Factory tour video up on Darko.audio this am.
  • I remember when this arrived at our store, biggest amp I'd ever seen.

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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 30,065
    edited November 2021
    ^^^ Yeah, that's what an Audio Rearch amplifier is s'posed to look like!

    I am sure you noticed, @SeleniumFalcon, that there was one of those (edit: or a close relative!) in that "stacked Quads" image I posted. Zut alors!

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  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 4,299
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    tonyb wrote: »
    Ya know, I believe a few here bought those Carvers when they came out. I'd like to see some reviews of them from those who have had time now living the dream.

    btw...the AR is sexy as hell.

    Probably still waiting for Frank to ship...

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  • audioluvr
    audioluvr Posts: 4,299
    Clipdat wrote: »
    Yup! Built in phono-stage and and DAC if you pony up to the fully loaded model @ $6,500!

    That's dirt cheap in my opinion for an ARC new off the bench. All you have to do is stop drinking that stupid Starbucks triple moca latte every day for a few years and it's paid for!
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    Belles 21A Pre modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    B&K M200 Sonata monoblocks refreshed and upgraded
    Belles 350A Reference modded with Mundorf Supreme caps
    Polk SDA 1C's modded / 1000Va Dreadnaught
    Wireworld Silver Eclipse IC's and speaker cables
    Harman Kardon T65C w/Grado Gold. (Don't laugh. It sounds great!)


    There is about a 5% genetic difference between apes and men …but that difference is the difference between throwing your own poo when you are annoyed …and Einstein, Shakespeare and Miss January.

    by Dr. Sardonicus
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 11,110
    That's the spirit!
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 11,110
    I just reached out to Audio Research regarding a review sample.