Country of origin : Japan
Integrated amplifiers ● pre & power amplifiers
Definitive Audio is the authorised UK distributor for Triode Corporation.
Trade enquiries welcome.
Established 25 years ago in Japan by Mr Jun-Ichi Yamaziki, whose ‘mission statement’ was to produce affordable high-performance valve amplifiers. From humble beginnings, Triode Corporation has grown into a company of considerable stature with a comprehensive range of integrated, pre and power valve amplifiers.
The sound world reproduced is captivating with radiant tone and seemingly limitless bandwidth. It delivers musical engagement, and above all, fun.
The first thing that piqued our interest was the fabulous build quality and charming elegant looks. Not something you always encounter with single-minded valve amplifier designs. The look of these amplifiers is so alluring you almost love them before you have even heard them. Luckily the listening experience doesn’t disappoint.
This is a relatively new venture for us, and we are still exploring their comprehensive portfolio – however, one thing we know for sure is the ultra purist TRX-M300 monoblocks are an absolute treat. This model employs the classic Western Electric WE 91A circuit – albeit with a revised input stage to accommodate contemporary preamplifier designs.
Immaculately built internally, fully hard-wired, and populated with exotic and esoteric discrete components, it’s clear this amplifier has been lovingly ‘voiced’ by someone with sympathy and sensitivity to music. The sound world reproduced is captivating with radiant tone and seemingly limitless bandwidth. It delivers musical engagement, and above all, fun.
We have been unable to resist adding a twist of Living Voice ‘turbo’ magic to this design, using the tried and trusted methodology which has borne so much fruit with countless other valve amplifier designs over the past 30 years. This Living Voice iteration is also available for your perusal and can be chosen from new or implemented at a later date.
Partnering these mono amplifiers with the SJS Model 7 preamplifier is a marriage made in heaven. (Unsurprisingly, both designers have chosen hard-wiring over circuit boards, and interestingly they have in some cases selected the same esoteric components). Watch this space…
Manufacturer’s website: Triode Corporation