ICON AUDIO: From 2012 – New Version Of The MB845 Amplifier: 110W of Pure Triode Power

In 2012 they said: The Icon Audio MB845 mono amplifier is already something of a legend.  Both the original and MkII versions have become reference amplifiers for hi-fi magazines and reviewers and have provided a new level of enjoyment to music lovers worldwide. The new MB845 MkIIm extends the performance, features and ease of use […]

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ICON AUDIO: Their mighty flagship limited special edition MB81 mono blocks

They tell us ….. 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. “If I’m completely honest,” says Shaw, “for much of the past year […]

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ICON AUDIO: Valve CD player: the CDX2

They tell us: Leicester-based valve specialists Icon Audio have launched their second CD player, the CDX2. Replacing Icon’s earlier, more expensive CDX1, the CDX2 has been specifically designed to deliver comparable sonics but at a lower, mid-range price. The aim, says Icon’s founder and chief designer David Shaw, was “to craft a CD player with […]

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ICON AUDIO: Their CDX2

    They say ….. The CDX2 features the latest 192kHz 24bit upsampling technology for high resolution. The CDX2 also uses an all triode valve class A output stage using T J Full Music or original Mullard valves. Attention has been paid to the construction which makes it a hefty 9kg. The digital and analogue […]

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BOWERS and WILKINS: 803D2s versus Icon Audio MB845i Sig

  Well, at long last my B&W 803D2s are going. I’ve part exchanged them for an Icon Audio MB845i Sig, which comes on Tuesday. I’ve still got a pair of 805S, which are a lovely stand mound speaker that I wouldn’t want to sell. Anyway, I’m looking forward to playing with the 845s, and Audio […]

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