ASR’s integrated amplifiers are best described as a main amplifier with input selector and level control. The ASR range consists of two series of integrated units the Emitter I and II, plus the Mini Basis and Basis Exclusive pre-amps.
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Michael Framer (of US magazine “Stereophile”) describes ASR as “among the most neutral-sounding pieces of audio gear I have ever heard. It bridged the gap between tubes and solid-state as has no other piece of electronics in my experience.”
Harry Pearson (founder of “The Absolute Sound”) simply put it “Revolution in a Black Box”.
Friedrich Schaefer, owner and head of development at ASR, has a very definite idea of how an amplifier should sound: “musical reproduction should be completely homogeneous and natural. ASR has only one goal: combining the harmony and musicality of a superb tube amplifier with the accuracy and effective power distribution of modern transistor amplifiers.”
Amps – Emitter I and Emitter II: $12,900-$30,300
Preamps – Mini Basis and Basis Exclusive: $1960-$9,650
See more at: http://asraudio.com.au/