Audio Hungary Qualiton 50W A50i Tube Integrated Amp
Now at True Audiophile
We have searched the world for a mid-price superior tube audio line. After many, many years of searching and listening the Audio Hungary stunned us with its performance. At these prices they are incredible values. We've talked to AH dealers worldwide and they all say the same, it's a masterpiece at its price. As soon as they heard the line they took it. Customers and reviews are all raves. -- True Audiophile
This amp and its baby brother were reviewed by a very experienced audiophile as coming very, very close to a world famous $20,000 amp. Yes, the sound that good.
The A50i is a Class-A integrated vacuum tube amplifier with an output power of 2 x 50 W. The appliance can be connected to 4 Ω and 8 Ω nominal impedance speakers. The power outputs, based on output pentodes type KT 120, were tuned to the before-mentioned nominal loads through our in-house manufactured, precision winding output transformers. The bias control circuit plays an important role in the operation of the power output too. This curcuit monitors the quiescent current of the output tubes and adjusts it to a preset value. Thus, all four output tubes are in perfectly equal operation states.
Out of three asymmetric and one symmetric inputs, one can choose the desired one using the front panel volume control and input selector rotary switch. The symmetric input features a mini XLR connector. In this case too, the entire volume control and input selector unit is in full harmony with the shiny polished casing of the appliance, bringing together functionality and aesthetics perfectly.
The clearly arranged, minimalistic remote control was designed with this philosophy as well: the unique and aesthetical exterior design was always kept in mind and the usability was improved. Finally, a couple of words on the set of tubes we use: the audio signal arriving on the selected input of the appliance is received by vacuum tubes type ECC83. The driving voltage as well as its matching are produced by E88CC/6922s. In power output, the before-mentioned output pentodes KT 120 are in action—strictly in Class-A.
Warranty: 2 Years. Tubes 6 Months.
|Rated output power||2 x 50 W, stereo|
|Total harmonic distortion||< 0.75% (f = 1 kHz, rated output power)|
|Frequency response||30 Hz - 100 kHz (-3 dB, rated output power)|
|Input sensitivity||425 mV, unbalanced input|
|Number of input ports||3 unbalanced input per channel, 1 balanced input per channel|
|Number of output ports||1 output terminal pair per channel, 1 line level output per channel|
|Gain||+33.5 dB (8 Ohm); +25.5 dB (4 Ohm)|
|Input impedance||10 kOhm|
|Nominal load impedance||4 Ohm and 8 Ohm|
|Signal-to-noise ratio||> 95 dB; output noise less, than 1 mV|
|Power requirements||300 W|
|Tubes required||4 x KT120; 4 x E88CC/6922; 2 x ECC83|
|Dimensions||14 x 8.25 x 15.75 in|