This class A tube power amplifier from French Audio Aero sounds excellent en comes in original conditions without modifications whatsoever. With 50 watt the Capitole is able to drive most loudspeakers adequately.
Including original box and manual. Price: 2.990 euro.
– Output power : 50 W Class A / 8 ohms
– Input impedance : 10 K Ohms
– Input sensitivity : 0,8V
– Tubes: 6SN7GT, E34L, KT88
– Inputs: single-ended RCA and balanced XLR
– Weight: 38kg
– Dimensions (W x L x H): 520 x 395 x 285 mm
Review in hometheaterhifi.com by David Wurtz:
“”In my opinion, the Capitole is the perfect amp for me. Its sound quality is AAA+, it offers a soundstage like no other I’ve heard, it has plenty of power especially when supplying those big bass notes, and it looks sensational, all while maintaining that lovely valve feel.
It’s not exactly cheap, but I realized very quickly that the Audio Aero Capitole is one those products that I just cannot live without. Consequently, I have purchased the unit I have under scrutiny. The unit now proudly sits in the center of my reference system, to have and to hold from this day forth. I cannot think of any better endorsement than that. Congratulations and thank you Audio Aero. Keep up the superb work.”