SōLIS Goes Retro with Tube-Based Minisystems

SōLIS, a new audio brand “created for people who value iconic styling and exceptional sound quality in equal measure,” has introduced two reasonably priced compact stereo systems featuring a pair of speakers and a hybrid tube/solid-state amplifier that supports wireless streaming.

The centerpiece of both models is a retro-styled integrated amplifier finished in gloss black and accented with a pair of 12AX7 preamp vacuum tubes with a rated life of 5,000 hours. Both models support aptX-enabled Bluetooth streaming and have two RCA inputs

The SO-7500 system ($400) has a rated power output of 2 x 12 watts and includes a pair of 9-inch-tall two-way speakers, each with a 3.5-inch woofer and 1.25-inch soft-dome tweeter.

The SO-8000 system ($550) is rated at 2 x 17 watts and includes a “Magic Eye” tube VU meter that indicates power output and a larger set of speakers, also two-way, but with 5-inch woofers in 12-inch-tall cabinets.

A generous set of accessories is included with each model: two 6-foot speaker cables with banana plugs, a 6-foot stereo RCA cable, a pair of cotton gloves, and a soft brush.

For more information, visit solisaudio.com.

pw's picture

Tube are the way to go..
Especially if you are a middle aged man.. The reason is Midrange Sweetness and most males have lost their top end hearing anyway..

Gwenn45's picture

middle aged men, yes they think that way,.......
and your right most middle age man are stone deaf,....


Gwenn45's picture

looks exactly like my Fatman tube amp,..a bit updated thats all.
So nothing new here,...made in China?


pw's picture

I have a "Fatman" preamp the Dared MC-7p.. I'm running them with 4 Vincent Monoblocks (the ones with a small tube visible in the front..