A Day at IPL Acoustics

For some years now I have taken a great interest in transmission line speakers and recently myself and a colleague (Martyn Leek) had the chance to visit one company in particular that seem to have gained a good reputation over the years for making well designed,...

Heathrow, September 24 2004

The new Soul Series amplifiers at the high-end HI FI show Heathrow, on the 24-26 September 2004, powering the latest speaker designs from Overkill Audio.   Six Moons Review     The last remarkable room we visited became OverKill Audio’s. And we...

Scalford Hall 2009

The Art of Sound Room Tube Distinctions made a recent appearance at a unique “owners only” equipment show at scalford hall in melton mullbery this year, on display were the following; two power amps one an original copper amp made in 1998 and was the...

Scalford 2013

Scalford 2013 was another good year for Tube Distinctions, being showed cased [again] was one of the original Copper amps now owned by Mr Steve Toy in the same room as last year, and by all acounts the system was deemed even more popular with the enthusiastic public...

Single Ended Amps

There has been a wide variation of single-ended amps made over the years. From real odd-ball triode amps, to the up-to-date sophisticated designs conceived [originaly] in conjunction with Tom Evans of Audio Design and Acoustic Precision fame, although produced soley...

Stainless Steel Amps

There were only two of these amps, both prototypes; one KT88 single-ended, the other a push-pull EL84 design. Both were integrated and had valve rectification. KT88 Single-Ended This amp was made with the ‘hard to please’ customer in mind. It could be...

The Copper Amps

30 Watt Original Version The first of this series were thirty-watt and pure class A, as reviewed in Hi Fi Choice in 1998 by Jason Kennedy. They used two kt88s and two 6sn7s in each channel, which were configured as follows; first stage directly coupled to a concertina...

Sole Mate Pre-Amplifier

This is the new line level pre-amp from Tube Distinctions, aptly named the ‘Soul-Mate’, as it was originally designed specifically to compliment the existing Soul Series power amplifier range. Like the amplifiers, it is quite unique in design and...

Soul Series Amps

Soul Series Power Amplifiers This page has been a long time coming and to those of you who have never heard of the Soul Series, I hope you find the information within both interesting and thought provoking. If, on the other hand, you are familiar with this range of...