Audio Research has now begun shipping the I/50, their new vacuum tube integrated amplifier. At just $5,500, the I/50 represents a more affordable entry into the premier tube audio manufacturer’s lineup. We couldn’t be more excited, as the predecessor, ARC’s VSi60, was a store favorite among clients and owned by many staff members.
Hand-crafted in Minnesota and individually performance-verified by venerable sonic master Warren Gehl, the I/50 is built to the same exacting standards that have made Audio Research’s products highly sought after for decades. The high current 50 watt per channel amplifier is capable of driving a wide variety of speakers, and a headphone jack allows for personal listening time. The I/50 is available in multiple, colorful finishes, and the modular design allows for the installation of two audio modules – a Phono Stage at $750, and a D/A Converter that includes digital inputs and Bluetooth connectivity at $1000. Stop in for a listen to the Audio Research I/50 on your favorite speakers.