Changes, changes! Time is always moving on, and now - so is Hammertone Audio. After…
Climbing above the established horizon, rising over summits of audio excellence already achieved… 2022 is shaping up to be as remarkable as 2021 for the introduction of great new Allnic products. KS Park’s audio engineering chops will not be restrained! Last year was huge: Allnic provided us with some wonderful new products, the H-5500 phono-stage (H-5500 page), L-6500 line-stage preamp (L-6500 product page) and T-2000 30th Anniversary KT170 power tube integrated amplifier (T-2000 30th product page)
Reviews of the H-5500 and T-2000 30th are raves and continuing to come in, and we’re anticipating the first L-6500 reviews soon. Talk about setting standards…
So what new chassis bearing the unmistakable Allnic analog current meter are we anticipating so far for 2022? Already, and Hammertone had a hand in this minor miracle, with the end of production of the A-2000 25th Anniversary KT150 push-pull 100w/c stereo power amp, we bought remaining chassis of A-2000 25th and by special agreement with Allnic, a hot rod version was created for this special purchase. With a change of driver tubes and associated circuit mods, this end of run amplifier, capable of driving almost any speaker, will sound even better than the original. With Allnic’s custom touch and agreed upon price reduction from $9900 to $5900, these tweaked A-2000s will provide serious music per dollar – a great buy, and remember: when they’re gone, they’re gone! Order now; we’re expecting first shipment late February delivery. Take a look here for more detail: A-2000 25th Anniversary Special Edition product page
The end of production of the H-1500 Plus phono-stage and recent success of the H-5500 phono-stage have paved the way for a new phono-pre between the H-5500 and the H-7000. Now in production, the H-6500 phono-stage, featuring a separate tube rectified power supply, multi-inputs and an all aluminum chassis will synergize sonically with the award-winning Rose (Rose product page) and Amber (Amber product page) Allnic cartridges. H-6500, a great source component for Allnic’s wide range of line-stage preamplifiers – not just the new L-6500!
The H-6500 has just completed a year of international field testing and the feedback is, “A superb piece at intro price and beyond, exceeding expectations”. Introductory price is $9500. Right now, we can offer these “sneak peeks” of one of the field test units from the factory, but check back for more photos and specifications on this exciting new addition soon!
Under study and consideration (we don’t have much in the way of detail yet) is a take no prisoners KS PARK halo project. We can tell you that it will be a unique OTL/OCL phono-stage, output transformer-less and output capacitor-less, to marry with the much talked about and coveted state of the art, L-10000 line-stage. Think about Allnic’s OTL/OCL line-stage preamps… and think of how good this phono-stage could be… fingers crossed that this becomes a reality!
L-10000 line-stage preamp (L-10000 product page)
In the digital realm rather than the analog, there is also a new DAC on the way, also OTL/OCL – AND DHT – direct heated triode, analog output. We know a lot of us are running both analog and digital front ends, so this new DAC will be of tremendous interest to many, and we’ll be providing more information soon.
So, already we can see at least part of what’s in the future for new Allnic gear for 2022 – and it’s looking to prove as tantalizing as the great products that came our way in 2021. There will be more to post here about these products going forward. In the meantime, if you’re in the market for a fantastic deal on an Allnic stereo “super” power amp, don’t forget to check out those “hot-rodded ” A-2000 25th Anniversaries at $5900- order now to be guaranteed of ownership- truly a rare opportunity.
Finally, despite continuing global supply chain and distribution issues we do have Allnic gear in stock. Here’s a list of some of the items we have available for immediate delivery from Corby’s Audio (Canada) and Kevalin Audio (USA):
- Rose and Amber cartridges
- H-5500, H-7000, H-8000 Phono-stages
- L-6500, L-8000, L-8500, L-9000, L-10000 Line-stage preamps
- M-2500 monoblock amplifiers with PX25, 300B, or KT150 power tubes
- T-1500, T-1800, T-2000 30th Anniversary Integrated amps
- Mu-7R ZL Phono cables
- MU -7R ZL RCA and AES/EBU (XLR) digital cables
- Mu-7R ZL Interconnects – up to 3M
- ZL-3000 and ZL-5000 Power cords
- ZL-3000, ZL-5000 and ZL-8000 Speaker cables
All the above is either demo or new in box – some available in both black and silver chassis.
SPECIAL: Trade-in H-1201 B Phono-stage, final version, 2017 – $2050 delivered anywhere in NA.
Please contact Corby’s Audio or Kevalin Audio at the coordinates below to inquire!
LOOKING FOR ADDITIONAL RETAIL DEALERS!
We’re seeking 2 passion driven Allnic owners with financial means, business acumen and the ability and desire to network with and mentor other audio enthusiasts. We require two capable individuals to market the coveted Allnic line-up of electronics, cables and cartridges in the North Eastern and Southern regions of the USA. In confidence, please contact David Beetles, North American Allnic distributor, at 1-250-826-6872
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with any of us to discuss purchasing an Allnic product for the first time, or moving up the Allnic product line – and don’t forget that quality trades are always welcome!
Hammertone Audio (Allnic North American Distributor) – We do trades!
Website link: Hammertone Audio
Email or call David Beetles:
Website link: Corby’s Audio
Email or call Don Corby:
Tel: +1 905.689.1976
Toll free: 1.877.689.1976
Website link: Kevalin Audio
Email or call John Ketcham:
Tel: +1 503–292–5592
To arrange for purchase and free shipping of any Allnic product to parts of the world where there is no Allnic representation, please contact Hammertone Audio.