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Icon Audio Stereo 40 MkIV

flexible, well-made integrated, the Stereo 40 MkIV really advances the budget valve amp cause. It’s bristling with tweaky features, the most notable of which is that it can work with a range of output valves from EL34 to KT88 (including KT66/77/90, 6CA7 and 6550), so you can ‘roll’ valves for yourself to get the sound you want. It also offers a choice of Triode or Ultralinear operation; the former giving a claimed

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