Simple to Use, Low Maintenance, Very Powerful: Hand-Built Icon Audio Stereo 25 MkII Integrated Amplifier Delivers Engaging High-End Tube Sound, Doubles as Excellent Headphone Amp
Hi-Fi World "World Favorite" Component Features Simple Bias Circuit, All-Triode Front End, Tube Rolling Options: Icon Audio Stereo 25 MkII Integrated Amp Based on ST40 MkIIIm
Icon Audio created the handmade Stereo 25 MkII integrated tube amplifier with the goal of making it the easiest-to-use, lowest-maintenance, and most powerful high-end integrated tube amplifier in its price range. A straightforward design based on the British company's award-winning ST40 MKIIIm that costs half as much, Stereo 25 MkII features a simple bias circuit, meaning that there's no required bias adjustment when you replace same-type tubes. In addition, a first-rate headphone input (complete with dedicated winding on the output transformers) gives you tremendous intimacy and smoother performance than available from most solid-state headphone amps. Adorned with 6SN7 and 6SL7 double triode driver valves and an all-Triode front end, Stereo 25 MkII illustrates the irresistibly realistic, romantic, and warm sound only tubes provide. The elegantly minimalist Stereo 25 MkII will make you a tube fan for life. 100% Money-Back Guaranteed!
Accommodates Wide Range of Tubes for Tube Rolling and Customization
A Hi-Fi World “World Favorite” product, Stereo 25 kII possesses the requisite wide bandwidth, rich tonality, and truthful balances every listener expects from a tube integrated. Involving, detailed, in-depth, and fatigue-free musical playback is its strong suit. But this English beauty gives you much more. The Stereo 25 MkII comes with gloriously rich KT88 tubes and accommodates a wide range of output valves (EL34, 6L6, KT88, KT66, KT77, 6CA7, 6550), allowing music lovers and tube rollers alike myriad customization options.
Point-to-Point Hand-Wired, Valve Cover, Three Line Inputs Come Standard
Like all Icon Audio amps, Stereo 25 MkII is entirely point-to-point hand-wired and contains no printed circuit boards or transistors, which degrade valve performance and color the signals. A valve cover, tertiary wound transformers, Solen capacitors, and three line inputs are also standard. Plus, given that Stereo 25 MkII doubles as an outstanding headphone amplifier, it's actually two tremendous tube components in one. What audiophile doesn't like the sound of that?