AVA Ultravalve Amplifier
With so much excitement over tubes these days, here’s one that might have flown under your radar…
Van Alstine’s Ultravalve has been around for years, starting as their original Super 70, which was an upgrade kit for the legendary Dynaco Stereo 70, then morphing to the Super 70i before finally becoming the Ultravalve. It’s a simple, elegant design with exposed tubes and transformers; a perfect way to display a classic tube amplifier.
Our full review will be in issue 56, but to let the cat out of the bag, this amplifier is stunning. If you have an inkling that a modest tube amplifier would suit your needs, this is the one we suggest. And for $1,995, nothing else can touch it in terms of performance.