Like the excellent (and tiny) Travagan’s Red headphone amp/pre-amp, TrendsAudio’s Combo One HI-Fi system is a do-it-all workhorse for both headphones and sensitive speakers and includes 3 units: TA-10.2P Class T power amp, PA-10 tube headphone amp, and PW-10 power supply unit. The Combo One Hi-Fi also comes in an iPod-friendly version complete with high quality line out docking cable.
The PA-10 headphone amp can roll tubes for minute sound enchancement. You’ve met up with op-amp rolling in our headphone amp reviews before: now it is taken back a few warm years into the tepid and heady days of tube audio. TouchMyApps will be looking at a number of tube-powered headphone amps including the Woo Audio 3 and the affordable USB DAC/amp: Head Direct EF2A.
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Hong Kong, February 25, 2010 – ITOK Media Limited, renowned Hong Kong manufacturer of high end but not high priced audio products, has launched its new Hi-Fi product – Trends Combo One Hi-Fi System. Using the latest release of Trends PW-10 Power supply unit concurrently supports the award-winning Trends TA-10.2P Class-T and Trends PA-10 Tube Headphone/Pre Amplifier, making Trends Combo One perfect for integrating your CD player and iPhone/iPod/iPad or Smartphone into your audio system and achieves the sound quality of high-end Hi-Fi but in a very affordable price.
“Start US$550 and light weight (3 KG), you can benefit from premium sound and legendary Trends Audio value from a new compact format” said David Ho, the marketing director of Trends Audio. “It is the time to move Trends Audio products to the main system in the larger listening room, the music lovers will be pleasantly surprised at how much they like Trends Combo One”!
The Trends Combo One Hi-Fi system includes the following components:
- Trends TA-10.2P Class-T Power Amplifier (body)
- Trends PA-10 Tube Headphone/Pre Amplifier(body)
- Trends PW-10 PSU
- Trends QB-773 Audiophile Audio Cable
- Power Cord
- Cables x 3 (Red, Yellow and White)
Here is what industry expert Roger Kanno at GoodSound.com is saying Trends Combo One Hi-Fi System:
“…the sound was full-bodied with the Trends combo — satisfyingly so for a relatively small speaker — with good depth and an immediacy to voices. Peter Gabriel’s voice on the title track of his Shaking the Tree (SACD/CD, Geffen 606949362829) was sparklingly clear, and Youssou N’Dour’s backing vocal was solid and soulful…. The piano and guitars exhibited good dynamic range that provided a sound that was surprisingly big and powerful. And the bass was exceptionally taut on “Biko,” with excellent imaging on a hauntingly wide soundstage.”
“I absolutely enjoyed my time with the tiny Trends Audio PA-10 SE preamplifier and TA-10.2P SE power amplifier… Like their predecessors, the new Trends components gave me hours of musical enjoyment and made reviewing them a pleasure. That said, the PA-10 SE and TA-10.2P SE comprise a good-sounding, compact tube-and-solid-state amplification system…”
Trends Combo One is conventional Hi-Fi System and it is now available. The suggested retail prices are only US$550 (Chinese 6N11 Tube), US$590 (Russian 6H23n Tube) and US$590 (USA 12AU7 Tube). For more information or interested to become their resellers, you can contact their dealers near you or visit their web site at http://www.TrendsAudio.com or by email at [email protected]
About Trends Audio.
Trends Audio is a Hong Kong based company working in audio/video and multimedia production. Since the release of Trends TA-10 Class-T Stereo Audio Amplifier in 2006, Trends TA-10 Class-T stereo Audio Amplifier has won the most award-winning product in its category. Trends Audio’s products have become legendary for their compact design, performance and reliability in high end audio market.