Another 2014 Very Good News Day is opening up. As well in Las Vegas as in Hilversum and in Vught. At these locations we find the new PrimaLuna DiaLogue Premium HP models. The DiaLogue Premium HP Integrated Amplifier and The DiaLogue Premium HP Poweramplifier.
The HP models have a double row of power tubes under their cover and deliver as such … double power. Coming with EL34, you are free to exchange with KT88 or KT120 tubes. With a flip of the switch the Adaptive Auto Bias gets the optimum setting for the tubes chosen. PrimaLuna has always given you safe and reliable tube power and today we give you safe and reliable double tube power! And … more to come.
Another flip of the switch gives you the choice between headphones or loudspeakers. Behind this switch you find a design which is more unique than in any other amp we have seen. Not just running some wires from the speaker taps through a switch to the headphone connector, or -even worse-using an internal switch in the headphone connector (bad, bad, bad!), no, we designed a dedicated circuit for it. I invite our designer for this circuit, to explain it in the comments section.
Werner Ero, Dutch audio journalist and photographer: “As for PrimaLuna I can only say that everything is perfect. I am extremely critical on products and I even notice the smallest issues , but these HP versions are absolutely perfect. Maybe a small green led in the volume knob and mounting the volume knob without screw. But now I talk “peanuts” because these are really very nice products. I feel that you can be, have to be, very proud of this. Who else in The Netherlands has reached this level of worldwide audio production?”
Kevin Deal, US distributor of PrimaLuna in USA and showing these new HP models in 2 Suites in The Venetian Towers: “Herman, these units are sounding so wonderful, unbelievable. Thank you! I wonder what the every year passing by Italians are gonna say this time. Until now it was always: “What do these guys have that make these rooms always sound so good. What do these guys have that they attract all the time so many people?” 🙂. Maybe that is the difference between knowing what you do and just investing in something you don’t know anything about?
NN, distributor for PrimaLuna ánd Audio Research in *******: “My God Herman, what are you doing to me? I force my dealers to buy ARC in silver and yours in black. I FORBID them already since years to have both brands in one room and certainly NOT to use both in one and the same demo-session. But with these HP units you offer so much quality, so much value, I don’t know what to do. How do I deal with this. Stop selling PrimaLuna and just continue trying to sell ARC? But then someone else smart enough will pick up PrimaLuna and beat the **** out of me. Herman, you make my life difficult”.
If you happen to be in Vegas, Hilversum or Vught, try to enjoy the looks, the sounds of these new HP models. In the meantime we are already designing the next level up :-). That’s the way it works. Now we are liberated from our strangling contract, we are free to listen, free to speak, free to think, free to comment, free to decide and what’s more … free to design, free to produce. Thank you God for giving us freedom. Punish those who want to take that freedom away from us and others. It’s too much of a shame, it’s too much against the most basic human rights.