A very pleasant surprise !!
Not to be confused with the English company of the same name, this hybrid amplifier was produced in the USA
The circuit topology is very particular and uses both valves and solid state devices in the driver section
The result is a perfect balance between the two technologies. Sonically speaking, the strict control on low frequencies and the warm and analytical sound, typically tube of the middle and high range, is immediately evident.
The driving ability is remarkable, the manufacturer declares 200 very optimistic watts per channel impossible to extract from two pairs of PL519, the more realistic the 120-130 watts measured by us in the laboratory, which in any case are all there and are heard.
The Melos requires a lot of air around characteristic that combined with the truly remarkable dimensions creates some problem of collocation.
As for me one of the best endings ever tested
The amplifier has been totally overhauled, all the electrolytics at risk have been replaced and it is sold with a one year warranty
present both double packaging and original instructions
A real bargain
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