Audio Hungary Qualiton NEW X200 Tube Integrated Amp. Price vs Performance is Shocking.
This integrate tube amplifier is very sneaky. What we mean by that is the beauty and sweeping playback sneak up on you as it breaks in until it performs or outperforms almost every other amplifier in its class. Wonderfully built with great attention to detail. -- Mini Review by True Audiophile
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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 is Audio Hungary's new line. As gorgeous to look at as it is to hear. You will not be disappointed.
New reviews are coming in. Meantime, here some on its predecessor. And you know they improved them. Just our favorite tube gear we've heard in many years.
Here's one from our reviewer who writes for many of the magazines:
"I was quite surprised and elated to discover the sonic capabilities of the Audio Hungary X200 integrated tube amp. The very first thing that strikes me about the X200 sound is the sound stage. It is enormous, not in an unnatural way, but in its ability to envelope the listener.
The holographic effect is not what I usually associate with push-pull tube amps. More what I experienced with single ended triode amps I've heard.
The X200 has what I consider a “modern” tube amp sound with bass that has notable speed, grip, intonation and texture. There is nothing slow or overly soft to bass notes.
The lower mids and upper bass are a highlight and give instruments believability and richness.
Most importantly the midrange is gorgeous along with the smooth and sparkling treble that hasn’t a hint of stridency.
The X200 voicing allows for very seductive and lengthy listening sessions without fatigue.
The amp can be used with either K120 or K150 or even KT170 output tubes. Changing the output tubes from K120 to K150 led to very noticeable refinements all around with even more transparency and clearer imaging. Re-biasing for the tube change took me literally 2 minutes. I listen primarily to digital files, but the phono section of this integrated amp makes it a great value."
From a user review:
I am just going to say this the Qualiton X200 Integrated KICKS ASS!! Musical, Delicate, Rocks when you want it to and is one of the best tube amps I have ever owned and I have owned a pile of them Mac, AR, Raven, Pathos, PL, and none of them IMMERSED ME IN THE MUSIC like the X200 Read the full review here.
Reviewers Choice Award 2022 - Part Time Audiophile
"X200 was my cup of espresso. Colossal soundstage, glorious midrange, clean highs, and pounding bass."
I loved the sound of this integrated amp. Is it summit-level performance? Not really, but it gets close. The MM phono input is above average, and the line-level inputs fed by a DAC sounded seriously good. Going from the VAC preamp directly into the power amp section (especially with KT-150s) was a stone-cold win. Combine build quality, usage options, and you have a lovely package for the price.
I can easily see an X200 to be the perfect thing for a listener whose taste has become a bit more discriminating than the average listener and thinks they want to start building a bonafide audiophile system. Start with an Audio Hungary Qualiton X200, add a good streamer/DAC or CD player and a pair of stand-mounted monitors and call it done. The phono stage is plenty good enough to dust off the old SL-1200 with something like a Hana or an Ortofon MM cart to get the platter party going if that seems like a plan. Later on, if the system grows, the power amp might be the last thing a user considers upgrading, if at all.
Any minute sonic compromises made by Qualiton for this price point are of a very mature and thought-out nature. If this is the kind of system you want to build, the Audio Hungary Qualiton X200 should be at the top of your list for a serious audition.
This amp and its baby brother were reviewed by a very experienced audiophiles as coming very, very close to a world famous $20,000 amp. Yes, the sound is that good.
Audio Hungary has taken all they've learned with all their other products and put all of it into one incredible integrated amp. The price makes it mind blowing for the performance it delivers. No joking. No hyperbole.
While we await more blurb here's some facts that show how versatile this Integrated is - be sure to check out the massive specs in that tab.
Add $175 for KT150 version, or $275 for KT170 version.
|Number of input ports / channel||1 unbalanced Phono IN|
|4 unbalanced Line IN|
|1 unbalanced Direct IN|
|1 balanced Direct IN|
|Number of output ports / channel||1 unbalanced Line OUT|
|1 unbalanced Sub OUT|
|1 unbalanced EQ OUT|
|1 unbalanced Phones OUT|
|1 balanced Power OUT|
|Tubes required||4 x KT120 (KT150 or KT170 optionally)|
|2 x 6922|
|2 x 12AX7|
Warranty: 2 Years. Tubes 6 Months.
|Dimensions||43 x 47.5 x 20 cm|
|Power requirement||720 W|
|Input impedance - Phono||47 kOhm || 120 pF|
|Input impedance - Line||25 kOhm || 10 pF|
|Max. input signal - Phono||40 mV (f = 1 kHz)|
|Max. input signal - Line||8 V|
|Gain - Phono||+46 dB (f = 1 kHz)|
|Gain - Line||0 dB|
|Max. deviation from RIAA curve - Phono||+/- 0.5 dB|
|Frequency response - Line||4 Hz to 1 MHz (-3 dB)|
|Total Harmonic Distortion - Phono||< 0.03% (f = 10 kHz)|
|Total Harmonic Distortion - Line||< 0.001% (f = 20 Hz to 20 kHz)|
|Total Harmonic Distortion - EQ||< 0.002% (f = 20 Hz to 20 kHz)|
|Signal-to-noise ratio - Phono||> 60 dB (1 V, without A-filter)|
|Signal-to-noise ratio - Line||> 90 dB (1 V, without A-filter)|
|Signal-to-noise ratio - EQ||> 90 dB (1 V, without A-filter)|
|Bass boost in setting I - EQ||+ 5.6 dB|
|Bass boost in setting II - EQ||+ 7.6 dB|
|Treble boost in setting I - EQ||+ 6 dB|
|Treble boost in setting II - EQ||+ 8 dB|
|Rated output power||2 x 100 W|
|Input impedance, Direct balanced IN||20 kOhm|
|Input impedance, Direct unbalanced IN||10 kOhm|
|Input sensitivity, Direct balanced IN||460 mV, to rated output|
|Input sensitivity, Preamp IN||460 mV, to rated output|
|Input sensitivity, Phono IN||2.25 mV, to rated output|
|Gain||+35.5 dB (RL = 8 Ohm)|
|Frequency response||27 Hz to 70 kHz (-3 dB, rated output)|
|Total Harmonic Distortion||< 0.5% (f = 1 kHz, rated output)|
|Signal-to-noise ratio||> 100 dB (RL = 8 Ohm, rated output)|
|Load impedance||4 to 8 Ohm|
|Rated output power||2 x 0.3 W (RL = 32 Ohm)|
|Gain||-6 dB (RL = 32 Ohm)|
|Frequency response||4 Hz to 1 MHz (-3 dB)|
|Total Harmonic Distortion||< 0.008% (RL = 32 Ohm, 0.125 W)|
|Signal-to-noise ratio||> 95 dB (RL = 32 Ohm, rated output))|