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Old 21st January 2004, 03:45 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Audio Innovation 800 mk2 ? advice?

Hi guys (and gals)
i'm about to buy a used Audio Innovation 800 mark two, a beautiful piece of amp...but...
before i buy it i was to check the great wide net for info and a review, but really nothing..
whats your opinion regarding the soundquality, what modifications are realistic to do? or is it just a junky piece of metal?
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Old 21st January 2004, 05:03 PM   #2
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Default Audio Innovations 800 MKII

If I remember correctly it's a power amp rated @ 20 watts per channel.
Depends on the price if it's worth buying it.
A friend of mine bought this amp about 15 years ago and he kept it untill he got himself a pair of power hungry Dynaudio Confidence's and a Bryston 4BST.
I still have in my office system an Audio Innovations 500 integrated, which produces 25 of the sexiest watts I have ever heard.
And if you decide to go for the 800, you can always turn to Peter Qvortrup in Audionote UK for technical advice (he was the designer and owner of Audio Innovations in UK).

Is this phase one of Lumpy Gravy?
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Old 21st January 2004, 07:04 PM   #3
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Thanks Nickolas!
yes it's 25W/channel specified in A-mode, Pentod..?
rumours tell that it works best with Golden dragon tubes instead of the original Sovtek ones..
Time will show, i ordered it 10 mins. ago, i hope i will be satisfied.
thanks again for the information regarding the manufacturer :-)
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Old 21st January 2004, 09:35 PM   #4
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The AI amps aren't bad at all even compared to modern day amps.

What I like about them is their simplicity, the circuits are often just an SRPP stage feeding a phase splitter driving a pair of output tubes.

You can toy with NFB and top quality components and the things just get better and better.

Let us know how they do in your system.

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Old 9th December 2005, 11:35 AM   #5
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Didn't want to start a new thread so i used this old one.

How about the "audio innovation" tubes in general?
Are they any good?
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