INNOVATION AWARD FOR THE AGD THE AUDION MONOBLOCK POWER AMP
One of the strangest things we’ve seen in a long time, this mono power amp sports the looks of a tube amplifier design but is in fact, a solid-state Class D design. There’s more, though, as it is of modular construction and the fitted 2x 85W (into 8 ohms) power module uses GaN MOSFETs inside a KT88-sized glass tube! It’s on the second iteration of its so-called GaNTube. The sound is less mad than its appearance suggests, with a strong and punchy yet smooth, musical nature.