Welcome to the most affordable serious tube hybrid amp on the planet—with performance and versatility that eclipse amps costing much, much more. The all-new Vali 2 is a great way to get started with tube sound, without needing a second mortgage!
The Most Serious Tube Design—Far Beyond its Price
Some inexpensive (and not-so-inexpensive) tube amps don’t use tubes to their full potential, “starving” them with low plate voltages or using op-amp buffers for output. Not Vali 2. Vali 2 uses a unique, class-leading power supply that gives us 60V on the plate. Combined with a fully discrete, current-mode noninverting hybrid topology, Vali 2 redefines what you can expect from an affordable tube amp, even at 2x its price.
Roll Your Own Sound
Vali 2 is supplied with a single NOS 6BZ7 tube, which can be swapped for the same tubes we use in Lyr 2 and Mjolnir 2—feel free to use virtually any ECC88, 6922, 6DJ8, 2492, etc to “roll” the sound to your own preference. Plus, you only need a single tube, so rolling is easy and more affordable!
Serious Power, Gain Switching, Preamp Outputs
Vali delivers 1W into 32 ohms for hard-to-drive headphones—and, at the same time, offers a low gain mode for low-noise performance with sensitive headphones. You can also use the preamp outputs to add a tube preamp to your power amp or powered monitors.
Made in USA. Really.
By “made in USA,” we mean made in USA. The vast majority of the total production cost of Vali 2—chassis, boards, assembly, etc—goes to US companies manufacturing in the US. Our board house is 20 minutes away from our office in Newhall. Our chassis guys are just over the hill in the Valley. Yep, the wall wart is from China, but there you go. There is some give and take to reach this price point.
- Technical Specifications
Colour Silver Warranty 1 year (local) Product Weight (g) 400 Availability Preorder / Backorder (currently unavailable) Product Type Amplifier (Headphone) Style/Type Desktop Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR) >99db, unweighted, referenced to 1V RMS, low gain Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) <0.03%, 20Hz-20KHz, at 1V RMS, low gain Output Power 32 ohms: 1000mW RMS per channel Microphone None
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