Time for a left turn into tubeland. Yes, that’s right. Think of Magni—but with tubes. Except this really isn’t a Magni with tubes. It’s a completely different design, built around the specific requirements of the tiny NOS JAN Raytheon pencil tubes we’re using. The only thing that’s the same is the case.
Now, you’re probably thinking, “You’re kidding…a tube amp for $119? You have to be cutting corners now.”
Nope. Despite its small size and price, Vali is a serious tube amp. The tubes aren’t just buffers—they provide all the voltage gain. They’re also run on seriously appropriate 60V rails—ideal for the tube’s maximum rating of 67.5V. Beyond the tube is a fully discrete bipolar phase flipper, buffer, and output stage. Yeah, I know, super technical…but the proof is in the listening. Here’s what some early listeners have said about Vali:
“So why did you go an do a tiny tube amp when you have Magni?” you ask.
Because life is about choices. That’s why we do both tube and solid state gear. Some people like solid state, and some like tubes. And a whole lot of people are curious about tubes, but they don’t want to shell out $350 for a Valhalla. So, Vali. A lot of tube amp, for a very tiny price.
Read more here:
Vali Product Page, including FAQ and Manual
All the best,
Co-Founder, Schiit Audio