Category Archives: Icon Audio

Icon Audio MB81 wins ‘Best Valve Amp’ in Hi-Fi World Awards 2015

Every year, the Hi-Fi World Awards single out the audio products that have particularly impressed the magazine’s expert review team during the previous 12 months. Among their pick of the most outstanding products of 2015 is Icon Audio’s MB81, which takes the award for ‘Best Valve Amplifer’. Continue reading Icon Audio MB81 wins ‘Best Valve Amp’ in Hi-Fi World Awards 2015

David Denyer PR clients pull out all the stops at Hi-Fi Show Live 2015

Now in its third year, specialty high-end audio event Hi-Fi Show Live is rapidly becoming a highlight of the UK consumer tech calendar.

Hosted by Hi-Fi News magazine, the show took place on 24-25 October 2015 in Windsor, UK, and featured some of the very finest audio brands on the planet.

More than ten brands from the DDPR client portfolio exhibited at the show, pulling out all the stops to deliver an impressive range of demos, workshops, new product launches and advance sneak previews. Continue reading David Denyer PR clients pull out all the stops at Hi-Fi Show Live 2015

Icon Audio launch mighty new flagship limited special edition MB81 monoblocks

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Has Icon Audio founder David Shaw designed the ultimate triode amplifier?

Previewed at September’s National Audio Show and lovingly created to fulfil a personal ambition, these gargantuan amps will be sold in limited numbers as a very special edition. Continue reading Icon Audio launch mighty new flagship limited special edition MB81 monoblocks

Icon Audio to preview flagship limited edition MB81 monoblocks at National Audio Show

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For much of the last year, Icon Audio founder David Shaw has, in his own words, been building his own birthday present. After discovering a quantity of ‘new old stock’ Russian GU81 transmitter valves, Shaw began to work on a prototype amplifier that would achieve a long-held personal goal: to effectively drive any modern low-efficiency high-end speaker to realistic levels. Continue reading Icon Audio to preview flagship limited edition MB81 monoblocks at National Audio Show

Icon Audio launch new flagship integrated amplifier: the pure triode push-pull Stereo 845

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Could this be the ultimate pure triode push-pull integrated amplifier? Award-winning valve amp specialists Icon Audio have pulled out all the stops to produce their brand new flagship integrated amp for 2014, the Stereo 845. Continue reading Icon Audio launch new flagship integrated amplifier: the pure triode push-pull Stereo 845

Icon Audio launch world’s first KT150 valve amplifiers

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In 1958 GEC introduced the KT88 valve, designed specifically as a hi-fi valve and intended to be the best. For 52 years it reigned supreme until Tung Sol released the bigger and better KT120, developed from the same design but with more power to drive more demanding modern loudspeakers.

Now Tung Sol has announced the arrival of the KT150: even bigger with more power, and more refined. Continue reading Icon Audio launch world’s first KT150 valve amplifiers