ALLNIC’S WINNING INTEGRATED AMPS!
Integrated = unified, coherent, complete.
The focus of our attention to date has been mainly on separate amplification components: preamps, and power amps. We haven’t said much about Allnic’s integrated amplifiers and the great choices they present…
So, understanding that many have, or plan to have, living spaces that can’t accommodate too many large and heavy chassis, just want to simplify their systems or set up another, smaller one, we figured it was time to visit Allnic’s winning “1 + 1” stars.
Allnic’s current line-up of integrated amps includes:
The T-1500 MK2
The T-1800 MK2
And the T-2000 30th Anniversary
Because of the power tubes used and the range of output power, these marvelous, and marvellously reviewed, units provide true flexibility; and all blend superbly clean, quiet, refined and resolving power with Allnic’s preamps’ signature low noise, outstanding tonal beauty, and champion sound-staging. All three offer tube-rolling, and if the need is there – or just to hear the difference – all three can be used as power amplifiers with an external Allnic preamp!
T-1500 MK2 - 300B Integrated:
The T-1500 MK2 is the improved version of Allnic’s original and very well-received 300B SET (Single-Ended Triode) integrated, offering 10 watts per channel in a chassis that’s a beautiful example of industrial design, blending aesthetics, functionality, and ergonomics in a very small, though not light ;-) package.
And do not let the power output fool you – like all Allnic’s amplifiers, the T-1500 MK2 offers real driving force, quite exceeding expectations.
Using 6SL7 and 6SN7 tubes as the first and second driving stages respectively allows users great tube rolling flexibility, in addition to what is to be expected with the 300Bs, letting the user work with the characteristics of the rest of their system.
While there are no English language reviews yet of the T-1500 MK2, here’s what you need to know about the reception to the original version of this exceedingly popular design:
Dagogo T-1500 Review;
HIFI Pig T-1500 Review;
Stereophile T-1500 Review;
Stereophile Recommended Components: T-1500;
Lotus Hifi (dealer) T-1500 Review.
T-1800 MK2 - EL34 Integrated:
If you need more power in a small chassis – but not necessarily an amp that will drive absolutely anything – there’s the EL34 based T-1800 MK2. This 40 watt/channel understated beauty is an outstanding example of the beloved EL34 breed, at one time out of production and brought back by clamorous demand.
Like the T-1500 MK2, the T-1800 MK2 is all drive, delicacy, looks, and flexibility – and the T-1800 MK2 also offers tube-rolling potential, in its case with the EL34 power tubes and the E180CC and 12AY7 driver tubes.
A-2500 with 211 power tube
Again, there’s no review yet of the MK2, but this will give you a flavour of the original: the late, great, and greatly missed Art Dudley declared, “It pressed every one of my EL34-loving buttons and never let up.” T-1800 Stereophile Review. And if you can translate them: Korea Fullrange webzine T-1800 Review and Korea Audio webzine T-1800 Review.
T-1800 MK2 Product Page Link [Need a page to link to]
T-2000 30th Anniversary – KT170 Integrated:
Dead quiet with switchable on-the-fly 120 watts pentode (beam tetrode) or 60 triode per channel at 8, 4 or 16 ohms (combo of 2 on request), this 36Kg (80lb), gorgeous piece of industrial design is a true powerhouse – and so much more.
The KT170s on board are a beautiful sounding tube: in combination with the unique 1st and 2nd stage tube pairing, the World’s First Constant Impedance Attenuator (used on all Allnic’s higher-end preamps), and the in-house designed and manufactured nickel core output transformers on the 30th Anniversary, the KT170s are in the perfect environment to reproduce music at live levels in all its fine detail, glory, and emotion.
The praise from reviewers is truly gratifying:
PTA T-2000 30th Anniversary Review 19-09-2021
High Fidelity Poland (English) 01-12-2021
T-2000 30th Anniversary Product Page Link
For more information about these superb products, explore their respective pages on this site – and please consider the T-1500 MK2, T-1800 MK2, and T-2000 30th Anniversary as your best options if you’re looking for an integrated amplifier.
And if you are looking for an integrated amp and a phono preamp pairing? The new H-5500 or H-6500 phono-stage and any of Allnic’s integrated amps will make an awesome pairing – combo pricing available.
The award-winning H-5500 replaced the extremely popular H-1202, providing more features and more beauty in both sound and appearance for a relatively small uptick in cost, adding up to an even greater quality to cost ratio than its predecessor. The H-5500 offers:
⦁ dual MM and MC inputs
⦁ power supply capacity double that of the H-1202
⦁ current meter for monitoring tube status
⦁ redesigned larger, heavier, and more solid aluminum chassis
Part-time Audiophile H-5500 Review 05-09-21
Oct 2021 Audiophilia H-5500 Review
HIFI Knights Poland H-5500 review – English
HIFI+ H-5500 Review 01-2022
BRAND NEW! The H-6500 phono-stage has many of the features of its larger siblings and represents a new level of excellence in price to performance value. It should please the most discriminating vinyl fans, especially those wanting a “jump-up” to an Allnic LCR EQ phono-stage at a very reasonable cost. Reviews are on the way.
Price to Performance, this phono-stage commands your attention! Read about it here - "H-6500 Bridging the gap."
Kang Su Park is world-recognized for his innovative circuit design. From its inception, Allnic has consistently been achieving awards. For your convenience links to all the professional review publications of the current product line: Allnic Current Review Publications.
As always, to discuss purchasing any of the fantastic Allnic integrated amps discussed here, or any Allnic product, for the first time or to move up the Allnic product line, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me, John Ketcham, at Kevalin Audio.
If you’re in Canada, please get in touch with Don Corby at Corby’s Audio. Our priority is the right solution so contact us without hesitation.
And please, remember: quality trades are always welcome.
See our Demo and Trade for excellent acquisition opportunities.
Website link: Kevalin Audio
Email or call John Ketcham:
Tel: +1 503–292–5592
Website link: Corby’s Audio
Email or call Don Corby:
Tel: +1 905.689.1976
Toll free: 1.877.689.1976