Icon Audio release the World’s first KT150 amplifiers


In 1958 GEC introduced the KT88, 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 is announcing the arrival of the KT150: even bigger, with more power and more refined.

In recent months Icon Audio have been working to get the best out of this fabulous new tube and have concluded that it is simply astonishing! It can be used in single-ended, ultralinear and triode designs.

With immediate effect the Icon Audio Stereo 60 MkIIIm integrated amplifier, Stereo 60P MkIIIm power amplifier, and the MB30SE, MB90 MkIIm and MB150 monoblocks are available with this very affordable upgrade. The KT150 is also an upgrade for selected previous Icon Audio KT120/KT88 designs.

As a company run by Hi Fi enthusiasts Icon Audio regularly evaluate their amplifiers to ensure they are the best of their kind and if any developments bring about a significant improvement to the sound quality and reliability they will be implemented and made available to both new and existing users.

Every amplifier is finished and tested by Icon Audio’s team of engineers in Leicester.

About Icon Audio

Icon Audio are located in Leicester, UK, and are devoted to the development and manufacture of valve amplification and associated hi-fi equipment including loudspeakers, headphone amplifiers and phonostages.

The Icon Audio philosophy in this ‘throw away’ world is to create audio products that sound superb, are beautiful, affordable and will last a lifetime. Everything in an Icon Audio amplifier is serviceable and replaceable from the valves themselves to substantial components such as the transformers.

Each Icon Audio amplifier is designed by the company’s founder David Shaw. The products are then manufactured in Icon Audio’s own factory in China with final assembly, custom modifications and extensive testing taking place in Leicester, UK. Shaw regularly travels to China to manage both production and quality control, ensuring the performance and quality on which Icon Audio have built their reputation.

All Icon Audio products are available for demonstration by appointment at their premises in Leicester and also via a small dealer network.

UK selling price (Inc. VAT)

Icon Audio Stereo 60 MkIIIm / KT150                                                     £2599.95
Icon Audio Stereo 60P MkIIIm / KT150                                                  £2199.95
Icon Audio MB30SE / KT150 (per pair)                                                   £2099.95
Icon Audio MB90 MkIIm / KT150 (per pair)                                           £2899.95
Icon Audio MB150 / KT150 (per pair)                                                     £3699.95


Consumer contact

Icon Audio
351 Aylestone Road

Tel:                 0116 244 0593
Email:                        sales@iconaudio.co.uk
Web:               www.iconaudio.com

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