Hong Kong’s Clones Audio have already made a bit of a name for themselves with the 25i integrated, a gainclone amplifier that started life as a hobby project for Clones Audio proprietor ‘Funjoe’; yes, that’s his preferred nickname.
I have the 25i here and initial listening suggests it punches a little above its €629 (~US$955) price point. Listeners in need of a softer, more humid sound will find much to their liking. Check out reviews at 6Moons and Positive Feedback for extended takes from two trusted authors.
Funjoe also offers the 25pm – a monoblock version of the 25i – that sells for €829 (~US$1132) per pair.
However, 25wpc might not be enough go juice for many. If you dig the Clones Audio sound and handmade production vibe, the new 55pm monoblocks might be just your ticket. Inside the case we see a power supply neatly walled away from the amplification circuit.
“The 55pm has more punch and control over the lower freqencies whilst the 25pm sounds a bit warm in comparison.”, says Funjoe.
- Output power: 55W (8 Ohms)/ 100W (4 Ohms)
- Input impedance: 22k (unbalanced)
- Gain: 30dB
- Input impedance: 22k
- Signal to Noise ratio: 95db
- Dimensions:170(w) x 100(h) x 170(d) mm
- Weight: 4.2kg each
The 55pm monoblocks will sell for €829 (~US$1228) per pair.
Further information: Clones Audio