The Unison Research Simply Italy was produced to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Italian unification. It's been designed to sound great and it pays attention to important audio engineering principles that reduce performance-affecting interference.
It's ultra-linear, single-ended Class A designs produces 12W per channel, and use EL34 valves in the output stage and ECC82 valves in the pre-amp and driver stages to achieve Unison Research's trademark imaging, clarity and musical precision. It offers a wide range of new features that were designed and developed more recently.
It has an output stage consisting of one EL34 in a single-ended ultra-linear configuration. This mode of operation for the output transformers allows the pentode EL34s to operate almost as if they were triodes. An additional toggle switch allows for an adjustment of negative feedback in the circuit. This means the sound character of the amplifier can be adjusted to suit specific types of music or listening environments.
The front panel is a locally-sourced wood that's accented by contrasting wood inserts around the controls, that also act as an anti-resonant support for the metal chassis. Then two stainless-steel bands beneath the valves add a touch of refinement, while additionally aiding performance by thermally isolating the valves from the electronic circuitry and output transformers. Finally, the control knobs are made from non-magnetic stainless-steel with a sufficient diameter and weight to provide a smooth 'flywheel' effect with excellent feel and rotational precision.
Supplied with an infra-red remote handset, allowing for convenient control over input switching and the premium motorized volume pot from ALPS. The back panel is finished with four large gold-plated terminal connectors that allow any type of loudspeaker cable to be connected easily, alongside clearly marked RCA inputs for multiple audio sources.
Available in Black or Cherry Finish.
Type: Stereo Integrated Valve Amplifier
Output Stage: Single-ended, ultralinear, Class-A
Output Power: Approx. 12 watts per channel
Output Impedance: 6 Ohm
Input Impedance: 47kohm / 50 pF
Negative Feedback: 5 dB or 1.8 dB
Valve Complement: 2 x ECC82 (12AU7), 2 x EL34 (6CA7)
Power Consumption: 85 watt
Fuses: T2A from 100V to 130V
T1A from 220V to 240V
Dimensions: 26cm x 35cm x 19cm (W x D x H)
Net weight: 15kg