Synthesis launches moster valve amp
Synthesis is preparing the release of two new monster valve integrated amplifiers. The Metropolis 100i (and the later to be released 175i) are hugely powerful integrated valve amplifiers. The 100i, due immanently, features 8 x KT66 power valves, 2 x 12BH7 driver valves and 2 x ECC83/12AX7 input stage valves.
The outcome of this is a massively powerful 100W with real World driving capabilities. Inputs for a DAC, Tuner, DVD, CD and an XLR offer more than enough for most people, with the addition of a Pre Out, for those who may wish to use it in a Home Cinema loop.
The 100i weighs in at a hefty 50 Kgs. So don’t expect to be lifting it up with one hand free to do the dusting.
The amplifier offers all of the subtleties and depth you would expect from this manufacturer of valve amp extraordinaire. However, what you also get is a vice like control over the lower bass notes that previously you just couldn’t expect from the lower powered range of Tube amps. You also therefore get the chance to use speakers that would not have been available to the lover of Valve sounds because of either speaker inefficiencies or driving problems. With the new Metropolis range this is not really an issue.
So, awesome control and bass reproduction aligned with fluid valve depth, detail and musicality. All boxes ticked we think.