For a meager $529 USD, Solis Audio has got you covered. Personally, I’ve long wondered what it would be like to live with a vacuum tube amplifier and I finally got my chance. This one in particular, is pretty special. The team at Solis Audio weren’t fussing about with their claim, it’s a Stereo Bluetooth Vacuum Tube Audio System. System being the keyword. Everything you need to get going is included in the box: a beautifully finished piano gloss tube amplifier, a pair of piano gloss finished speakers, two 6’ long speaker cables pre-terminated with banana plugs, one 6’ long stereo line-level RC cable, one soft brush and two cotton gloves with which to handle the components.
The amplifier itself measures 8.66 x 10.24 x 6.3 inches while the speakers measure 12.1 x 6.7 x 7.87 inches. The speakers each feature a 5” polymer woofer, a 1.25” soft dome tweeter and removable fabric grilles. Bluetooth is built in and easily connects to my iPhone 8. There are two auxiliary RCA input jacks for connecting external gear such as a cd player as well. Solis Audio states that the vacuum tube audio circuit produces a richer, more lifelike sound. I’ll be sure to test this claim.
Needless to say, the Solis Audio SO-8000 has gotten my attention and has been a blast thus far, set up in my home. Stay tuned for my review shortly!