Sleek, Versatile, and Compact--
digital and analog, beauty and function, size and power.
The I/50 is a sleek, easy-to-use, USA-made integrated amplifier that sets a new standard for modern home audio. The modular design allows for the installation of two audio modules: a Phono Stage and a DAC Card.
Functionally simple, visually engaging, and musically sublime - the I/50 takes music listening to a whole new experience. Hand-crafted in Minnesota, the I/50 is built with the same attention to detail as all other Audio Research products - each one even gets its own listening test with sonic designer, Warren Gehl.
The I/50 is designed to be easy to use, and has three controls on its top panel – Power, Input, and Volume. Two LexieTubes® provide display information for input selection and volume. Two matched pairs of 6550WE vacuum tubes, along with three 6922 tubes, stand in front of the perforated transformer cover. Three single-ended inputs and one XLR input provide connectivity for most systems, along with 4- and 8- Ohm speaker taps to accommodate your speaker of choice. One input can be assigned for pass-through function. A full-function metal remote control provides further functionality and operation. An optional tube cage will be available - contact us for more information.
Available in six colors, the I/50 features Cerakote finishes for a beautiful and long-lasting look. The modular design allows for the installation of two audio modules – a Phono Card and DAC Card. The high current, 50 watt per channel amplifier is capable of driving a wide variety of speakers. A headphone jack allows for personal listening time.
The I/50 is a truly integrated product while providing renowned Audio Research performance and sound quality.
Included in Box:
The optional I/50 DAC Card module supports multiple connection options and an array of decoding formats to accommodate the wide spectrum of digital music formats and resolutions. Stream wirelessly with Bluetooth, connect to a laptop using USB, use an optical connection to a DVD player or direct to TV, or plug in a CD with RCA; access Qobuz, Tidal, and other streaming platforms via your own streamer for higher playback rates and bit depths, allowing you to experience digital music in its fullness.
Inputs: USB, TOSLINK (Optical), RCA (coax), Bluetooth.
About the I/50 Phono Card Module:
The Audio Research Phono Card for I/50 integrated amplifier is an optional upgrade that allows for high-quality vinyl playback. With its carefully engineered circuitry and premium components, this phono card delivers exceptional sound quality with a rich, natural tonality that brings vinyl recordings to life. The Phono module provides 42 dB of gain, allowing a wide choice of moving magnet and high-output moving coil cartridges.
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Tuesday: 10am - 6pm
Wednesday: 10am - 6pm
Thursday: 10am - 6pm (additional evening hours by appointment)
Friday: 10am - 6pm
Saturday: 10am - 5pm